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SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 19, 2016

Drake SJMC ranked in top 5% for highest paid JMC grads Drake SJMC received a "badge" from the college-search website collegefactual.com for being in the "top 5 percent for highest paid" journalism and mass communication grads. The site ranked SJMC in the top 15 percent nationally for "best value." U.S. News & World Report magazine […]
September 19, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 12, 2016

Student magazines are national contest finalists The Annual and Drake Magazine are two of the three national finalists for feature magazine of the year in the College Media Association Pinnacle contest. Both magazines are independently produced entirely by Drake University students. Earlier, the Pinnacle contest had announced the following individual finalists for Drake publications: Best […]
September 12, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 5, 2016

Student publications are finalists for top awards Drake student publications are once again finalists for some of the nation's top collegiate journalism awards. Drake Magazine and Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, are two of the 30 finalists for Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards for online publications. The print edition of Drake Magazine was also […]
September 5, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 29, 2016

Student media to host activities fair Student media organizations will host an activities fair on Thursday, Sept. 1, 4-7 p.m. on Helmick Commons. Stop by to explore the many opportunities to get involved in student media, including campus publications and broadcast, PR, advertising and communications organizations. The BIG Dream Gathering comes to Drake Drake is hosting The […]
August 29, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | May 9, 2016

PR students present to community clients Kelly Leatherman presents her team's plan to (from left) Mary Van Heukelom, Dr. Richard Deming and Brad Anderson from Above + Beyond Cancer. Students in multiple public relations classes presented course projects to community clients last week. Students in Professor Matt Thornton’s PR Planning and Management class presented publicity […]
May 9, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | May 2, 2016

SJMC faculty participate in presidential inauguration In their academic regalia (from left): Carlyn Crowe, Catherine Staub, Kelly Bruhn, Kathleen Richardson, Grace Provenzano, Dorothy Pisarski and Matthew Thornton. SJMC faculty were well represented at the installation of "Marty" Martin as president of Drake University last Friday. In addition to faculty and staff who were in the […]
May 2, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | April 25, 2016

Urban Plains 2015 wins regional SPJ awards The debut edition of the multimedia senior capstone website Urban Plains won three awards at the regional Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards: best online student publication, best use of multimedia and best online in-depth reporting. The winners advance to the national contest. Graves wins global […]
April 25, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | April 18, 2016

The ideal Meredith Hall: More outlets, study spaces, coffee and . . . puppies The students have spoken. We put white boards up around the building and asked, "What would YOU like to see in a remodeled Meredith Hall?" The responses are below. Next step: We'll be holding a few focus groups of students to get more […]
April 18, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | April 11, 2016

Congrats to the PR Star 2016, Megan Johns Megan Johns was the winner of this year's PR Star competition, with Madison McConnell a close second. Congratulations to all of the students who participated in this year's competition. PR Star is an on-camera public relations competition where participants put their skills of thinking on your feet, communicating effectively, representing a […]
April 11, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | April 4, 2016

Meredith Hall remodeling: What would you like to see? We're considering a major remodeling of the basement and first floors of Meredith Hall, including converting a classroom on the main floor into a cutting edge digital production studio; converting some of the basement studio and control room space into a classroom and student collaboration space, and […]
April 4, 2016

Drake SJMC embraces vertical video

In a move sure to have a ripple effect across the entire industry, the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced today that it will now teach students to shoot and edit video entirely in a vertical format. "The numbers for vertical video are trending up," said Dean Kathleen Richardson. "Do we want our […]
April 1, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | March 28

Pop-up creative space Tuesday night Room 201 in the library is being transformed into a pop-up maker space on Tuesday night 6:30 to 9 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to create videos, explore podcasting, play with Legos, make stop-motion videos, use a photo studio and more. Several SJMC students will be running creative stations […]
March 28, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | March 21

Leaders of 2016-17 student media chosen The Board of Student Communications has selected next year's leaders of Drake's independent student media organizations. They are: Katie Bandurski, editor in chief, Drake Magazine Jessica Lynk, editor in chief, The Times-Delphic Jenny Krane, editor in chief, The Annual Sarah LeBlanc, editor in chief, Drake Political Review Megan Ellis, […]
March 21, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | March 7, 2016

Is study abroad in Chile in your future? Rosario Diaz, a representative from the International Relations Office at Drake's partner university in Santiago, Universidad de los Andes, will be in the International Center on Tuesday, March 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m., to tell you about your options at UANDES. If the Tuesday time doesn't work for you, […]
March 7, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 29, 2016

Interested in 360-degree video and virtual reality? Professor Chris Snider is hosting a workshop Saturday, March 5, where you'll have a chance to get hands-on with some new digital media tools. Specifically, you will have the chance to... • Shoot, edit and post 360-degree video using our 360 camera • Test out our Oculus Rift […]
February 29, 2016