Politics professor Rachel Caufield and journalism professor Jill Van Wyke are returning to Washington, D.C., in 2015 for another January term course. They will take Drake University students to the nation’s capital for two weeks to study the new Congress, particularly legislative gridlock, partisanship, and the likelihood of collaboration and compromise in policy-making. They’ll also […]
Professor Chris Snider will teach a workshop about shooting and editing video on your iPhone (and similar mobile device) on March 29. Where: Room 104 Meredith Hall When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 Why: Chris has been testing out various tools for creating mobile video this semester as a part of Drake University’s […]
Professor Dorothy Pisarski will be taking a class of Drake University students to Poland in January 2015 as a part of Drake’s J-Term. Ethnographic Exploration of Poland (JMC133) students will study and work in small groups. Each group will have a consumer product category to focus on. They will explore how it is advertised and […]
SJMC Senior Sean Hall received a Gold ADDY and the Student Best of Show award at the annual American Advertising Federation of Des Moines American Advertising Awards show, held February 22. Hall’s entry, a TV spot for Tone’s Spices, “A Dash A Day,” was created as part of a project in JMC141 – Advertising Creative […]
Tanner Stransky, senior editor at HBO Digital & Social Media, and Rachel DeSchepper, director of digital content at AllYou.com, presented “The 8 Truths of Journalism Today: Surviving in a Constantly Changing Media Environment,” at Drake University on Feb. 19, 2014, in the Cowles Library Reading Room. Starsky and DeSchepper are Drake School of Journalism and […]
The Professor Richard Tapscott Reporting Award comes from funds donated by friends and former students of the late Rick Tapscott, who taught SJMC reporting and writing classes from 2007 until his death in December 2013. The Tapscott Award recognizes journalism work that reflects the values Rick tried to instill in his students: curiosity, accuracy, integrity, humanity, […]
The Telly Awards has named Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Advanced Video Production class as a Silver Award winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Emerging Media SJMC Promo.” With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. “The Telly Awards […]
Link baits, new media rules, audience engagement, editors who don’t edit, and weathering instability—it’s all part of our evolving media landscape. But where do we all fit in? Two Drake magazine graduates will help put the pattern pieces together as part of the annual visiting professional event sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine […]
Drake’s social media strategies class took on a challenge from Drake’s admissions office and created a completely crowdsourced video showing what student life is like at Drake University. The admission office is trying to get more potential students to visit Drake. The class decided the best way to do that was to create content that […]
Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Advanced Video Production class accepted a challenge from Professor Evans, to produce a new promotional video. The project was the students' first major project mixing DSLR video with Sony HDCAM video and GoPro footage. Audio was acquired on a Zoom H4N. Original score is from a member of class.
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