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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 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 20, 2017

Come meet NPR editor Luis Clemens Luis Clemens, senior diversity editor for National Public Radio, will be on campus Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22. His visit will include: A public lecture on “Facts, Freedoms and the Pursuit of Journalism” at 7 p.m., March 21, in Cowles Reading Room. Clemens will discuss the challenges of […]

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06 Mar Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | March 6, 2017

SJMC students nominated for Emmys SJMC students have been nominated for Emmy awards in the Upper Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Hannah Bigot, Ethan Fickau, A.J. Thiede, Lauren Baker and Brooke Haesemeyer were nominated for public service announcements. Anna Steenson was nominated for public affairs. Steenson and Bigot were nominated […]

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27 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 28, 2017

Advertising students win AAF awards SJMC students Jeff Hersheway, Kelsea Graham, Bailey Zander and Brooke Vaske celebrate their awards. Five Drake advertising students won awards, including Student Best of Show, at the Des Moines American Advertising Federation awards dinner on Saturday night, Feb. 25. Student AAA Winners: Kelsea Graham – one silver and one gold Jeffrey Hersheway […]

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20 Feb Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 20, 2017

Celebrate our reaccreditation report! Thanks to all of the students who helped with the preparation and publicity for, and participation in, the SJMC’s recent reaccreditation visit. The site team reviewers passed along their appreciation and thanks. And they left us with a draft report that recommended that SJMC meets compliance on all nine accreditation standards! Some […]

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