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Welcome to Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Small but mighty: Drake scores more Pacemaker finalists than any school in the country.

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Dean’s welcome

Dean’s welcome We live in a time of dizzying change in the communications industry — and ...

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Faculty and staff All faculty in the SJMC combine academic credentials with practical experience in the fields ...

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Alumni and Friends Attention Alumni: We like to hear what you are up to. Let us know. By ...

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27 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 27, 2015

Welcome back to campus! We hope your break was both restful and fun. Some SJMC faculty and students have been busy this month with J Term activities: Professor Jill Van Wyke and politics Professor Rachel Paine Caufield collaborated on a J Term seminar in Washington, D.C., that explored the new Congress. Austin Cannon, a news-Internet […]


08 Dec Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 8, 2014

End-of-the-semester reminder If you have any electronic equipment checked out, please remember to return it before you leave for winter break. Around Meredith Hall PR Planning students presented comprehensive public relations plans to attract incoming students to the Strategic Political Communication major. Bateman Team members have been conducing primary research in preparation for implementation of […]


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SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 1, 2014

What we’re up to Students in J54, beginning reporting and writing, got to take their turn behind the anchor desk at KCCI-TV. Alum Amy Schmelzer hosted Carlyn Crowe’s class for the 6 p.m. newscast on Thursday, Nov. 20, where students were able to observe both the studio and control room during the broadcast. Pictured from […]


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SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 24, 2014

SJMC hits the road A good time was had by the hardy band of current students, faculty and alumni who braved the Polar Vortex to attend the kickoff of the SJMC Regional Road Show at the Des Moines Social Club downtown on Nov. 15. Keep an eye out for news about visits to Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis! Around Meredith […]