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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

Students get "cutting edge" advice from the pros

For an hour, the panelists talked about their experiences in college and the professional world. Students could freely ask questions or live tweet questions using the hashtag #drakejdays.
November 11, 2011

E-Media Holiday Newsletter Seeks Updates

The 2011 Electronic Media Holiday Newsletter deadline approaches. Please send your personal and professional updates? Three paragraphs or so should be easy for you to prepare.
November 11, 2011

Jessica Lown Visits Journalism Days Class

The publicist for Iowa's Department of Public Safety told the JMC73 Radio News class she keeps a foot in journalism as she responds to requests for information from media and the public. The DPS consists of five divisions including the Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Fire Marshall's Office.
November 10, 2011

Laurel Burgmaier Talks Documentary with JMC100

Producer-Director Laurel Burgmaier told the JMC100 Field Photography class and guests Wednesday she's especially sensitive to the rural people she features in her documentaries. She resides on a farm with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, Halle.
November 9, 2011

Simon Conway Broadcasts From Meredith Hall

WHO-AM talk show host Simon Conway brought his 4 - 7 p.m. program to Drake, Nov. 1. Conway described himself as "a conservative and proud of it." During his three-hour remote, Conway questioned a roundtable consisting of three Drake Law students and one politics junior. He also took telephone calls.
November 2, 2011

Journalism Days scheduled for Nov. 7-11

Drake's Journalism Days will take place Nov. 7-11, 2011. Events and opportunities are sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
October 31, 2011

New classes: Business Fundamentals and Social Media Strategies

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication will offer two new classes this spring semester: Business Fundamentals for Communications Professionals and Social Media Strategies.
October 26, 2011

Magazine capstone students launch Urban Plains Magazine

The fall magazine capstone class launched the Urban Plains Magazine website last week. The site covers lifestyle issues for Midwesterners, with both original and aggregated content.
October 25, 2011

TV Feature Reporter Andy Fales Visits SJMC

WHO-TV feature reporter and KXNO sports talk co-host Andy Fales screened several of his favorite reporting samples with the JMC100 Television Field Photography class, Oct. 24.
October 24, 2011