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29 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

TV-8′s Eric Hanson Visits JMC100

KCCI (TV) storyteller and morning anchor Eric Hanson shared video samples and “How-To” discussion with JMC100 students Oct. 29. The winner of significant state, regional and national news awards told students finding story focus and interesting characters are critical steps toward compelling, memorable results.


27 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 27, 2014

We rock! Both undergraduate and graduate SJMC students were recognized at last week’s PRSA of Central Iowa PRIME Awards. The Master of Communication Leadership capstone project — a comprehensive communications plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Iowa — was recognized for excellence at the annual ceremony. Savana Morrison, Kelly Marble, Laura Plumb and Paige […]


20 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 20, 2014

Drake in D.C. The PR sequence had a productive fall break in Washington, D.C., at the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) conferences. Drake PRSSA members were invited to present to the International Conference, sharing insights on chapter management and development. Drake was also awarded the coveted […]


13 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 13, 2014

Registration for spring semester starts Nov. 3. Keep an eye out for an email that Carla will be sending soon with lots of information about registration. It is even more important than ever that you visit with your adviser prior to registration this time.


08 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Join Drake SJMC in Washington D.C. Monday

Join Drake PR professors Kelly Bruhn and Jennifer Glover Konfrst along with fellow SJMC alumni and current students for a Happy Hour reception Monday, October 13, at The Right Proper Brewery.


06 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 6, 2014

We rock! The Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was one of 10 schools selected to host a PRSSA Regional Conference in April 2015. This is wonderful recognition of our PR program and promises to put Drake SJMC even more on the national map for education in journalism and mass communication! […]


29 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | 1 comment

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 29, 2014

We rock! The fall 2013 magazine senior capstone publication, Urban Plains, was named an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker finalist. The Pacemaker honors the very best in national student media. Winners will be announced on Nov. 1. In addition to Urban Plains being named a finalist for best college magazine, Meagan Flynn is a finalist for […]


26 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Advertising Class Meets with Local Agency

The J129 class, Account Management, has been busy in the classroom and off campus in several locations in the City of Des Moines. Earlier this semester students traveled to Oakridge Neighborhood Services to learn about this refugee community and services provided there.  Students began developing promotional ideas for a major fundraiser for the refugees, which […]


26 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | 6 comments

Drake Students Named Pacemaker Finalists

Drake University students have earned a total of 10 nominations in two national competitions that honor excellence in college media, including the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker awards, the top prize for student journalists. Urban Plains is a finalist for the coveted Magazine Pacemaker. A nine-student team of senior magazine majors created four mini magazines on […]


22 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | 4 comments

Real-life reporting at Harkin Steak Fry

Seven SJMC students covered the 37th – and final – steak fry hosted by retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin on Sept. 14. This year’s guests were Hillary and Bill Clinton. The event drew a crowd estimated at 10,000 – and more than 200 journalists – to Indianola, Iowa. The students logged a seven-hour day of […]