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Study in Poland for 3 weeks in May 2012

Students will begin their studies with a historical/political perspective while still in Des Moines. Then they will travel for three weeks exploring ethnographically the evolution of consumerism in Poland. Trips to ad agencies and their clients will be interspersed with lectures at prominent universities. Major blocks of time will be spent in Warszawa (Warsaw), Gdansk and Krakow.
January 14, 2011

E-Media newsletter available

The newly public E-Media newsletter is now available. Download a copy here. Or send an e-mail to John Lytle and never miss another issues again.
December 21, 2010

TV Sports class goes "Beyond the Blue Line"

Follow the lives of 3 Des Moines Buccaneers, as they balance high school, social life, hockey games and the never-ending practices. Meet Kevin, "the class clown - Luke, the "ice veteran." and Justin, the "All-American." They come together, from different corners of the country, each sharing a common dream.
December 20, 2010

Drake students release all-digital magazine

Kate Baratta is editor-in-chief of the publication that includes articles on roller derby in Kansas City, beer brewing in Minneapolis, organic ice cream in Chicago and other content aimed at the 22- to 30-year-old set.
December 10, 2010

Faculty and staff

Faculty in the SJMC combine academic credentials with practical experience in the fields in which they teach.
November 13, 2010

Drake student/alumni bloggers

Get to know some Drake students and alumni through their personal and professional blogs: They used to call me Pointdexter - David Mossner Get Your Head Out of Your Apps - Shawnna Stiver The Geeks Were Right - Lindsay Scarpello Autumn Rupkey Kate Foley All The Sun That Shines - Skylar Bergl Force in Focus […]
November 11, 2010

Think magazine wins 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 years. Think has been a Pacemaker finalist three times since its inception four years ago, winning in 2007 and again this year. "That's an extraordinary run of […]
November 11, 2010

Alumni and Friends

Are you a Drake SJMC alum? We would love to hear what you are up to and add you to our alumni map.
October 21, 2010

Drake University SJMC photos


October 4, 2010