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Welcome to Drake University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication educates strategic, global thinkers with diverse media and communication skills and a solid ethical underpinning who are prepared to respond to a rapidly changing media culture. The SJMC provides professional experience in a media-rich environment and professional mentors for life.

About the School
Media Now Summer Camp

Media Now Summer Camp Our 2017 Media Now summer camp offers intense training for high school students ready ...

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Dean’s welcome

Dean’s welcome We live in a time of dizzying change in the communications industry — and ...

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Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff All faculty in the SJMC combine academic credentials with practical experience in the fields ...

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13 May Posted by in About Drake SJMC | Comments

Student websites from Web Page Design class spring 2017

Students in Professor Chris Snider’s web page design class learn to create sites using HTML and CSS. Then they create websites (usually personal portfolios) using an installation of the WordPress content management system. Learning WordPress is an important part of the class. Currently 27 percent of the web is powered by WordPress. That means students […]


08 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | May 8

Advertising senior celebrate their capstone presentations. Ad seniors present capstone campaigns The advertising seniors presented their campaigns to the client, the National Pork Board, on Friday. The campaign targeted marketing pork products to millennial consumers. Seniors, pick up your coffee mug Seniors can get their SJMC coffee mug from Shari Tenney in Mer. 118. Good luck […]


01 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | May 1

The back lobby of Meredith Hall was filled with alumni and current and retired faculty this weekend for the annual SJMC alumni reception. See more photos on Facebook.  It’s official: Drake SJMC is reaccredited! The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications last week took its final vote and unanimously decided that Drake […]


24 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off on SJMC Monday Memo | April 24, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | April 24, 2017

Congrats to SJMC’s Adams Leadership winners A host of SJMC faculty and students were nominated for awards at last week’s Adams Leadership Convocation. Among the winners: Ashley Blazek, top sophomore Haley Davis, top junior Bryann Sullivan, Drake Service Award Jake Bullington, outstanding organization officer (Times-Delphic) Kelly Bruhn, outstanding adviser (PRSSA) SJMC alum to discuss starting […]