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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.

About the School
Director’s welcome

Director’s welcome At the Drake SJMC, we pride ourselves on preparing our students for whatever the professional world throws at them.

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Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff Faculty in the SJMC combine academic credentials with practical experience in the fields in which they teach.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumni and Friends Are you a Drake SJMC alum? We would love to hear what you are up to and add you to our alumni map.

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11 Jul Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake students are top winners in AEJMC magazine contest

Drake University journalism students were the big winners in the 2014 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest, grabbing a total of 12 awards, including four first-place prizes. The contest, judged by media professionals and sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, featured 270 entries from 28 universities. Seventeen schools won awards, and Drake […]

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12 May Posted by in SJMC news | 4 comments

SJMC students contribute to IowaWatch investigation

Seven SJMC students helped produce a package of articles about how 2014 Iowa college graduates are handling their college debt. Amanda Horvath, Sarah Fulton, Austin Cannon, Emma Wilson, Colton Warren, Mario Rossi and Meagan Flynn contributed reporting and video to the project produced by IowaWatch, an investigative reporting project headquartered at the University of Iowa […]

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06 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

Drake Students Win IBNA Recognition

Electronic Media seniors Frank Merchlewitz and Gwen Baumgardner won first-place student awards in Public Affairs and In Depth/Series for their 4-minute reports produced during fall semester’s JMC73 Radio News class and aired on 94-1 The Dog.

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28 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

SPJ lauds Drake student magazines

Four Drake University student magazines were finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards this year, and one—DUH magazine (Drake University Honors) —is advancing to the national judging. The 2013 issue of DUH won the award for Best Student Magazine. Marina Shawd was editor of the publication, and Katie Minnick […]

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