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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). […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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, […]

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11 Jan Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 11, 2016

J Term classes brighten winter days in Meredith Hall Students participating in SJMC-taught January Term classes are creating a buzz around Meredith Hall and around the state this month: Professor Lee Jolliffe’s visual communication class is making fun use of the TV studio green screen and non-SJMC majors in Professor Kelly Bruhn’s PR principles students […]

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14 Dec Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 14, 2015

T-D editor, student reporting featured on Iowa Public Radio Times-Delphic editor-in-chief Tim Webber and Rachel Paine Caufield, associate professor of politics and associate director of citizen engagement at the Harkin Center, were featured on a recent edition of the Iowa Public Radio talk show River to River. Webber and Caufield discussed the issues important to millennial voters […]

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07 Dec Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 7, 2015

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 7, 2015

Drake grad places third in national writing contest Kayli Kunkel, a May magazine and graphic design graduate, has received third place in the 56th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.  A record 159 feature writing entries were received in the competition from 83 schools from across the nation. Kayli’s competition in the contest included entries […]

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30 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 30, 2015

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 30, 2015

SJMC master’s program hosting social The Drake Master of Communication Leadership program is hosting a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at Jethro’s on Forest Avenue west of Drake. All MCL students, alumni and faculty are invited, along with anyone interested in finding out more about the program. Iowa Supreme Court […]

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