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08 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Governor Branstad Visits With Reporting Students

Gov. Terry Branstad told Advanced Reporting students Iowa operates an “honest, open, responsive” government. During a 40-minute visit to Meredith Hall, the governor said “The state’s financial house is in order” and the unemployment rate has dropped from 6.1% to 4.4%. The 5-term governor appeared at the invitation of adjunct instructor Mike Glover, retired AP […]


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 […]


2014 DrakeLINE Newscasts Reach Halfway Point

Sixteen Radio-Television Producing and Broadcast News students are reporting, writing, producing and directing DrakeLINE’s 16th offering since spring 1993. The weekly 12-newscast cycle concludes May 8.


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 […]


07 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | 4 comments

Prof. Inman Picks Top 5 at SXSW

By Jeff Inman, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Drake University AUSTIN, TEXAS – They call it Nerd Spring Break for a reason. Every March social media junkies, venture capital gurus, scruffy bearded programmers and would-be Mark Zuckerbergs all converge on downtown Austin for South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive. While the annual SXSW convention covers more that […]


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 […]