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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 6, 2014

We rock! The Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America was one of 10 schools selected to host a PRSSA Regional Conference in April 2015. This is wonderful recognition of our PR program and promises to put Drake SJMC even more on the national map for education in journalism and mass communication!...


SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 29, 2014

We rock! The fall 2013 magazine senior capstone publication, Urban Plains, was named an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker finalist. The Pacemaker honors the very best in national student media. Winners will be announced on Nov. 1. In addition to Urban Plains being named a finalist for best college magazine, Meagan Flynn is a finalist for...


Advertising Class Meets with Local Agency

The J129 class, Account Management, has been busy in the classroom and off campus in several locations in the City of Des Moines. Earlier this semester students traveled to Oakridge Neighborhood Services to learn about this refugee community and services provided there.  Students began developing promotional ideas for a major fundraiser for the refugees, which...


Drake Students Named Pacemaker Finalists

Drake University students have earned a total of 10 nominations in two national competitions that honor excellence in college media, including the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker awards, the top prize for student journalists. Urban Plains is a finalist for the coveted Magazine Pacemaker. A nine-student team of senior magazine majors created four mini magazines on...


Kathleen Richardson named Dean of Drake SJMC

Kathleen Richardson, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Drake University, has been promoted to dean effective immediately. “Kathleen brings a history of professional service to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, a vision for moving forward with a digital media focus, and a keen sense of the Drake culture,”...