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SJMC Monday Memo | March 27, 2017

SJMC student named VP for student activities News major Anna Jensen was recently elected the student body's vice president for student activities. Congratulations to Anna! Student recognition reception set for April 9 The annual SJMC student recognition reception to honor SJMC award and scholarship winners will be Sunday, April 9, 4-6 p.m. in Levitt Hall of […]
March 27, 2017

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 […]
March 13, 2017

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 […]
March 6, 2017

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 […]
February 27, 2017

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 […]
February 20, 2017

Advertising students win AAF awards

Four Drake SJMC advertising students have won individual awards in the Des Moines chapter of the American Advertising Awards competition. Details of the awards will be announced at the AAF banquet on Feb. 25. The student winners are Kelsea Graham, Jeff Hersheway, Brooke Vaske and Bailey Zander.
February 14, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 13, 2017

Urban Plains wins Broadcast Education Association multimedia award The spring and fall 2016 editions of Urban Plains — the website created by news, magazine and digital media production seniors — has captured first place in the large group category of the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Interactive Multimedia competition. It is the second year […]
February 13, 2017

Drake SJMC students win national multimedia award

The spring and fall 2016 editions of Urban Plains — the website created by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication news, magazine and digital media production seniors — has captured first place in the large group category of the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Interactive Multimedia competition. "I think we sometimes fail […]
February 9, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 6, 2017

Record number of ICMA awards for Drake student media Three Drake student media organizations won a total of 31 awards from the Iowa College Media Association Thursday night. Also at the ICMA conference, Times-Delphic editor-in-chief Jessica Lynk spoke on a panel titled "Engaging Your Community: How Campus News Organizations Stay Relevant." Congratulations to all the […]
February 6, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 30, 2017

Scholarship and award forms available Application forms for 2017-2018 scholarships are available on the table outside of Mer. 119. We are especially encouraging journalism students to submit examples of their broadcast or published stories for the Professor Richard Tapscott Reporting Award. This cash award, in honor of the beloved late SJMC professor, recognizes work that […]
January 30, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 23, 2017

Welcome to spring semester 2017! We're ready to hit the ground running with a great semester. The Public Relations seniors have been working all year with their capstone client, the Young Women's Resource Center, a local nonprofit that supports young women and girls. The Advertising seniors have also begun their capstone campaign for the National […]
January 23, 2017

Spring 2017 workshops: Social media strategy, Premiere Pro and 360 video

Professor Chris Snider will offer three workshops this spring sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies at Drake University. The workshops will be on social media strategy, smartphone video combined with Premiere Pro and 360-degree photography and video. Snider has been teaching both classes and workshops at Drake since 2010. He has helped […]
January 19, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 16, 2017

Follow Drake in DC Drake students travel around the country and around the world during January Term. Follow one group studying in Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration, led by SJMC professor Jill Van Wyke and politics professor Rachel Caufield. Above, the group meets with Iowa Congressman David Young, a Drake alum. Project Vote Smart […]
January 16, 2017

Web Design Portfolios - Fall 2016

Professor Chris Snider's J105 Web Design Class teaches students to code using HTML and CSS and to create a successful website using the WordPress content management system. More than 25 percent of sites on the web are powered by WordPress, so we feel this gives students an advantage no matter what their major. The odds […]
January 10, 2017

Media Now Summer Camp

Our 2017 Media Now summer camp offers intense training for high school students ready to take their media skills to the next level. This year's camp will take place July 9-12 on our beautiful campus at Drake University in Des Moines. We will offer seven classes, all taught by highly talented instructors who care deeply […]
January 9, 2017