The website College Media Matters has named Drake University as one of the top 50 journalism schools in the U.S. for 2013.
Author Daniel Reimold wrote this about the list:
The list is not meant to be all-inclusive or objective. As someone who monitors and covers college media and journalism education daily, it is based on nothing more than my personal knowledge of various schools’ and departments’ reputations, faculty, affiliated student media, classes, internship and study abroad connections, and feedback I’ve received in spurts from students and (mostly younger) alums.
It is strongly biased in favor of programs exciting me in the digital journalism realm and in some way aligned with quality campus media and professional publishing opportunities. It is biased against programs I simply do not know enough about (although in some respects the fact that they have not crossed my daily college media blogging radar is a sign).