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30 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 30, 2015

Combined journalism capstone For the first time, senior broadcast news, radio-tv producing and magazine majors are all working together in the same capstone. Their project is Urban Plains, a website featuring rich, immersive multimedia storytelling. Collaboration among the different majors is essential and will pay dividends for these students in their careers. Student update Courtney […]


23 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 23, 2015

Welcome back! Here’s hoping that everyone’s spring break was a restful one, and that the rest of your school year is fun and productive.


09 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

Drake SJMC in Chicago – Celebrate With Us

Celebrate with Drake University professors and area alumni at a reception in Chicago on Friday, March 27. Connect with SJMC alumni and help us celebrate many accomplishments, including the promotion of SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson, SJMC’s independent status on campus, the new Strategic Political Communication major, and the PR major’s CEPR accreditation—an honor earned by […]


09 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 9, 2015

SPJ finalists Drake University journalists are finalists in four categories in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards. The regional winners will be announced in Omaha at the Region 7 Spring Conference March 27-28. Those winners move on to the national competition. Drake’s finalists include: Best Digital-Only Student Publication: Think Best […]


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 […]


19 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

PBS Host Alexander Heffner To Visit Drake Next Week

It’s never too early to start speculating about the nation’s next political leaders. That’s what Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s The Open Mind, plans to address during his campus visit to Drake University next week. His visit is part of the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies’s ongoing Visiting Professional Series. Heffner will deliver a […]


16 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 16, 2015

We rock! Advertising students Melanie Buck and Amanda Seiberlich have been notified that they have won Addy awards in the local American Advertising Federation contest this month. They will find out during the awards ceremony Feb. 21 whether they have won gold or silver. Congratulations, Melanie and Amanda! Visiting Professionals Journalist and host of “The […]