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

Drake's School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to educate strategic, global thinkers with diverse media and communication skills and a solid ethical underpinning who are prepared to respond to a rapidly changing media environment.

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

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02 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

Professor Chris Snider to lead two social media events in April

Professor Chris Snider, who has been teaching a social media strategy class at Drake for four years, will be leading two social media-related learning events in April. Snider has helped businesses ranging from The Des Moines Register to a local heating and cooling company build their social media strategy (Sign-up details are at the bottom of […]


02 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 2, 2015

Students attend Ad Summit For the fifth consecutive year, Drake Ad Majors attended the Student Advertising Summit (SAS) in Minneapolis. Close to 300 students from 7 states attended the all-day event that included two keynote speakers, your choice of four out of twelve workshops, three round table networking sessions, recruiting tables, portfolio reviews and agency […]


23 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 23, 2015

Studying Abroad Twenty-three SJMC students are studying abroad this semester, in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Austria, London, Peru, Russia, Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland. Mari Moroz (below) is in Rome, where her walk to school takes her past ancient Roman ruins. Read her blog. Good news Austin Cannon, a news-Internet junior, landed a highly competitive internship through […]


22 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake students win advertising awards

Two pairs of Drake University Advertising students were awarded Silver prizes at the American Advertising Awards show Saturday night in downtown Des Moines. Melanie Buck and April Tan won the Silver award in the Digital Advertising category for an iPad ad they developed for the Masters of Communication Leadership program. Hannah Erickson and Amanda Seiberlich were […]