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DBS hosting film festival March 4

SAB and DBS have teamed up to create a student film festival on March 4. Students can submit their 15-minute (or shorter) creative films to the SAB Entertainment Mailbox by midnight March 4 for a chance to win $200 (second place is $150).
February 17, 2012

SJMC Students win Gold

Drake SJMC students were victorious at the  American Advertising Federation of Des Moines (AAF of Des Moines) annual ADDY® Awards show on Saturday, February 11. Drake Students won the following local ADDYS: · GOLD ADDY: Kat Moore, "Branching Out Florist" · SILVER ADDY: Monica Worsley, "All our campus in a flower" In addition, sophomore Zachery […]
February 17, 2012

DrakeLINE 2012 Premieres

The Electronic Media capstone has produced its first of 12 newscasts this semester. Begun in 1993, the Spring Semester offering primarily involves seniors in Radio-Television Producing and Broadcast News, but students in other classes contribute content and other skills.
February 3, 2012

T-D named Iowa College Paper of the Year

The Times-Delphic also won first place for general excellence. Senior Ann Schnoebelen won three first-place writing awards. The awards covered work published in 2010-11, under Editor Lizzie Pine.
February 2, 2012

Advertising Age editor Abbey Klaassen will visit Drake

Abbey Klaassen, editor of Advertising Age and a 2002 graduate of Drake University, will visit campus Wednesday, February 1, as part of the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies Visiting Professionals Series.
January 26, 2012

SJMC Advertising Students Win ADDY Award

For the third year in a row, Drake Advertising Students have won an ADDY Award in the American Advertising Federation of Des Moines ADDY Award Competition.
January 20, 2012

Magazine class makes iPad app a study in e-publishing

Assistant prof. Jeff Inman's senior magazine capstone at Drake University feels equal parts college-newspaper-the-night-before-press and professional blog newsroom. Perhaps that's because the veteran of alternative weeklies, including Des Moines'Cityview, runs this class of over a dozen senior journalism students like a commercial publication.
December 22, 2011

Think wins third Pacemaker

Drake University's journalism capstone publication, Think, recently won an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award. News/Internet and magazine majors produce the newsmagazine as a semester-long project during their senior year.
December 20, 2011

Student websites from J105 Web Page Design

Students in the Web Page Design class learn the basics of HTML and CSS, as well as what makes a website successful. The final class project is to create a website using the Wordpress content management system.
December 20, 2011

Five SJMC students graduate mid-year

Five SJMC students were awarded their Bachelor of Arts degrees at the mid-year commencement Dec. 17. It was Drake’s first mid-year commencement since 1969 and combined the awarding of specialist, doctorate, master and bachelor degrees.
December 17, 2011

2012 E-Media Holiday Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the Electronic Media group.
December 15, 2011

Six SJMC classes planned for summer

JMC 66, 76, 99, 105 and 131 will be offered online this summer.
December 15, 2011

SJMC students' GOP debate adventures

Drake SJMC students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness last week's preparations for the Republican presidential debate and the debate itself on Saturday.
December 12, 2011

Field Photo Class Visits Iowa Public Television

Award winning IPTV Producer-Director Dave Miller (near-right in the photo) hosted the JMC100 Field Photography class for a tour and conversation.
November 28, 2011

Tenney wins True Blue award

SJMC administrative assistant Shari Tenney was honored with Drake's "Called to be True Blue" award for November.
November 13, 2011