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07 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

NYC Trip for Drake Magazine Students

  The annual networking trip to New York City for magazine majors begins Wednesday, April 9. The group of seven students and their fearless leader, Professor Jeff Inman, will have some time to explore New York before heading back home on Sunday, but the highlight of the trip is a busy schedule of publication-hopping on […]


11 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Join SJMC at the Relays and wish Lytle a happy retirement

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting an open house in Meredith Hall on Saturday, April 26, 4-6 p.m. There will be a cash bar and free snacks. The open house during last year’s SJMC reunion was so much fun and such an overwhelming success, it may become an annual event! This will […]


10 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC professors to offer seven J-term classes

Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors will offer six classes during the 2015 January term - including two travel seminars.


10 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Return to Washington

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 […]


06 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | 2 comments

iPhone video workshop is March 29

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 […]


05 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Professor Pisarski plans J-Term travel class to Poland in 2015

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 […]


25 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake Advertising Student Wins Best of Show

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 […]


25 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Video: The 8 Truths of Journalism Today

Tanner Stransky, senior editor at HBO Digital & Social Media, and Rachel DeSchepper, director of digital content at, 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 […]


24 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

How to apply for the Professor Richard Tapscott Reporting Award

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, […]


12 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

JMC 114 class awarded 2013 Silver Telly

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 […]