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

Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication educates strategic, global thinkers with diverse media and communication skills and a solid ethical underpinning who are prepared to respond to a rapidly changing media culture. The SJMC provides professional experience in a media-rich environment and professional mentors for life.

About the School
Media Now Summer Camp

Media Now Summer Camp Our 2017 Media Now summer camp offers intense training for high school students ready ...

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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

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

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 9, 2017

Training for journalists covering sexual violence All are welcome to attend the Public Affairs Reporting class this week during sessions devoted to how journalists can cover sexual violence responsibly and ethically. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, advocates from the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence will present a media guide […]

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02 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 2, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 2, 2017

News students cover political rally Students in Public Affairs Reporting covered the Polk County Democrats’ steak fry Saturday afternoon. With their press credentials, they had access to the press tables, sitting alongside reporters and video/photographers from the AP, Iowa Public Radio, Radio Iowa, WHO-TV and the Des Moines Register. Elise Bauernfeind live-blogged the event on […]

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25 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 25, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 25, 2017

Drake students finalists for national awards Drake student work was once again among the finalists for the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards, the top awards in college journalism. The finalists and categories: Online Finalists: Urban-Plains.com DrakeMagazine.com Magazine Finalists: Drake Magazine The Annual Best Infographic Finalist:  Linzi Murray, JO’17, Drake Magazine Best Magazine Cover Finalist:  Maddie […]

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18 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 18, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 18, 2017

SJMC fall social and activities fair is Thursday The annual fall SJMC social and activities fair will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m. in Meredith 104. There will be snacks, time to chat with other members of the SJMC community and to find out about opportunities to get involved with SJMC student organizations.  Students win […]

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