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11 Jul Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake students are top winners in AEJMC magazine contest

Drake University journalism students were the big winners in the 2014 AEJMC Student Magazine Contest, grabbing a total of 12 awards, including four first-place prizes. The contest, judged by media professionals and sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, featured 270 entries from 28 universities. Seventeen schools won awards, and Drake […]


26 Jun Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Director’s welcome

At the Drake SJMC, we pride ourselves on preparing our students for whatever the professional world throws at them.


12 May Posted by in SJMC news | 4 comments

SJMC students contribute to IowaWatch investigation

Seven SJMC students helped produce a package of articles about how 2014 Iowa college graduates are handling their college debt. Amanda Horvath, Sarah Fulton, Austin Cannon, Emma Wilson, Colton Warren, Mario Rossi and Meagan Flynn contributed reporting and video to the project produced by IowaWatch, an investigative reporting project headquartered at the University of Iowa […]


28 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

SPJ lauds Drake student magazines

Four Drake University student magazines were finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards this year, and one—DUH magazine (Drake University Honors) —is advancing to the national judging. The 2013 issue of DUH won the award for Best Student Magazine. Marina Shawd was editor of the publication, and Katie Minnick […]


07 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 Off

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 | Comments Off

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 Off

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 […]