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News/Internet faculty

The members of the journalism faculty have solid professional experience and strong academic credentials as well.

Jill Van Wyke teaches in the News/Internet program. She graduated from Drake in 1985 with a degree in news-editorial journalism. A college internship at The Des Moines Register turned into an 11-year career there, as reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor. In December 1996 she received her master’s degree in education from Drake and joined Drake’s staff as internship coordinator in February 1997.

Chris Snider teaches multimedia journalism, print design and web design in the News/Internet program. He joined Drake in 2010 after holding jobs as Assistant Managing Editor for Digital a the Des Moines Register and editor of Juice magazine.