Urban Plains, an innovative multimedia website by Drake University journalism students, has nabbed top honors in the 2015 national journalism educators’ awards contest. Urban Plains was named the best online magazine by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. In addition, Kayli Kunkel, a graduating Drake senior from Dubuque, won first place for […]
The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been ranked in the top 3% for both quality and value by collegefactual.com. The list rates schools based on “quality schools that are focused on delivering an education in Communication and Journalism and that are successful at it, with graduates among the top earners after […]
Good luck on your final exams and projects. Have a great summer, and to our SJMC graduates: Congratulations and please stay in touch! — The SJMC faculty and staff Last hurrah of spring 2015 Huge applause for Cole Norum, whose photo illustration for last fall’s Drake Magazine won a national Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark […]
We are teaming up with Poynter and the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement for a free, four-day training called How to Cover the Iowa Caucuses. If you’re interested in applying, here are full details.
Farewell “card” for Professor Blachford Professor Lori Blachford is leaving SJMC at the end of this semester to explore new adventures. Be sure to stop in and say goodbye to her and sign the white board “card” in the back lobby of Meredith Hall near the atrium. Congratulations on terrific capstones, seniors! Applause to the […]
We rock! Radio-TV producing senior Annelise Tarnowski was named the Oreon E. Scott award winner at the University’s Adams Leadership Institute awards ceremony last week. That means Annelise will be the student speaker at commencement on May 16. This is the first time in about 15 years that an SJMC student has been chosen to […]
We rock! Radio-TV production senior Annelise Tarnowski haas been named the 2015 Oreon Scott Award winner. This means that Annelise will represent the students as speaker at commencement on May 16. Congratulations, Annelise! PRSSA was named Outstanding Student Organization at the end-of-the-year all-University awards ceremony. Last Writing Workshop The last day that the Writing Workshop […]
The SJMC Drake Relays open house will be Saturday, April 25, 5-7 p.m. in Meredith Hall. This is fast-becoming a popular annual event. It will be an opportunity for alums and students to gather. (Cash bar and free food.) This is also going to be a farewell reception for magazine professor Lori Blachford, who is leaving […]
We rock! Congratulations to Cole Norum, who was a regional winner in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence contest. Cole was recognized for a photo illustration for Drake Magazine; his work will now move up to the national competition. National winners will be notified in late spring. Drake Magazine was a finalist for […]
Celebrate with Drake University professors and area alumni at a reception in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 18. 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 […]
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