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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 […]


22 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 22, 2014

An internship panel will be held Monday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in Meredith 104. The panel will include students who worked at Good Housekeeping, New York Magazine, Nordstrom, The Kansas City Star and many more. Find out how they got the internships they did, and how you can too.


15 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | 4 comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 15, 2014

The College Media Association announced that Drake Magazine is a Pinnacle Award finalist for Best Website and Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year.


08 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 8, 2014

We rock! If you missed all the excitement in Meredith Hall last week, it was a time of big news for the SJMC! The Public Relations Society of America announced that it is awarding the Drake PR major its prestigious Certification in Education for Public Relations. There are currently only 34 programs in the world […]


05 Sep Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Kathleen Richardson named Dean of Drake SJMC

Kathleen Richardson, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Drake University, has been promoted to dean effective immediately. “Kathleen brings a history of professional service to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, a vision for moving forward with a digital media focus, and a keen sense of the Drake culture,” […]