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08 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 8, 2016

Stop by Mer. 119 and sign Carla’s retirement card SJMC dean’s assistant Carla McCrea is retiring on Wednesday after 28 years at Drake. Stop by her office, Mer. 119, to say goodbye and sign her retirement card. SJMC students win Iowa college media awards SJMC students won 25 awards last week in the Iowa College Media […]


05 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Publications win statewide awards

The Times-Delphic, Urban Plains and Drake Magazine won a total of 25 awards, including nine first-place honors, in the Iowa College Media Association contest. The Times-Delphic won 10 awards: First place Investigative story, Sarah Fulton Headline writing, Courtney Fishman Second place News photo, Cody Frost Social media, Tim Webber, Courtney Fishman and Jake Bullington Third […]


03 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

Visiting Professional Series – Carlos Ibarra

On Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m., the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies will host Carlos Ibarra — producer, writer, actor and runner — for our Visiting Professional Series. Ibarra and a small team of young filmmakers produced a short documentary series, “Run Carlos Run,” that features Ibarra’s run across America and the stories […]


02 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Summer journalism camp at Drake University – July 6-9, 2016

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be hosting a summer journalism camp at Drake University in Des Moines July 6-9, 2015. Registration is now open for the camp. Media Now Drake will include intense training for high school journalism students ready to take their digital media skills to the next level. […]


01 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 1, 2016

Welcome to Caucus Day 2016! SJMC students are getting a front row seat to the political action by helping out with media and campaigns all over town — and being the first in line at 4 a.m. this morning to be in the “studio audience” for NPR’s “Morning Edition” at Smokey Row coffee house east of campus (above). […]


28 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | 2 comments

Volunteers needed for Iowa Caucus media center

The official Caucus Media Center at the Capital Square downtown opened at 8 a.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 28) and needs volunteers through next Monday to help with credentialing, running errands, helping the media, etc. Unpaid, but free meals and great experience to be at the eye of the political storm. Details: Help needed — today through Monday 7 […]


25 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 25, 2016

Welcome back to Drake and Iowa Caucus craziness! SJMC students awarded Dow Jones News Fund internships Two news-Internet juniors have landed highly competitive Dow Jones News Fund internships for summer 2016. Tim Webber will intern at the Kansas City Star, and Sarah LeBlanc at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both will work on the copy desks. About 85 students […]


18 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 18, 2016

Guess who is showing up on local TV Students aren’t the only ones keeping busy during January Term. Professor Grace Provenzano, who has extensive experience as a broadcast journalist, has been doing some reporting for KCCI-TV in Des Moines. Invitation to free film festival Define American, a national organization dedicated to promoting discussion of immigration […]


14 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Retirement reception for Carla McCrea

Dean’s assistant Carla McCrea is retiring on Feb. 10 after 28 years at Drake! Faculty, staff, students and alums are invited to a farewell reception on Friday, Feb. 5, 3-4:30 p.m., in the north lobby of Meredith Hall.


11 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | 2 comments

Spring 2016 workshops: Social media, digital tools and video

Professor Chris Snider will offer three workshops this spring on social media strategies, new digital tools and shooting better smartphone video. Snider has been teaching classes and workshops in social media and digital media at Drake since 2010. He has helped dozens of local businesses build strategies for how they should be using social media, […]