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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 […]
September 26, 2014

Why we bought a drone

SJMC Professors Chris Snider and Lori Blachford discuss why the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication bought a drone. The drone was purchased by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies. Video by SJMC students Annelise Tarnowski and Cameron Johnson.
September 23, 2013

Students create digital startup men’s magazine

The Drake University senior magazines majors have reinvented their capstone project by creating a startup men’s magazine for the iPad. Man Up magazine is now available on the iPad and as a condensed app on iPhones and Android phones.
December 6, 2012
App Class

Well-earned recognition

JMC Days highlights J-school success, innovation “Every year our publications get national awards and recognition,” Eduardo Tamez Zamarripa says. “It’s not a fluke; our students and our faculty consistently do great work for journalism. I think people need to know.” Zamarripa, a senior news-Internet journalism and English double major and president of the Drake chapter […]
October 9, 2012

Magazine majors take Manhattan

Drake University magazine majors travel to New York City this week on a super-charged networking trip. Professor Jeff Inman (@magstudies) has arranged visits to 11 different magazine offices. Also on the itinerary: an alumni mixer, a visit to the WTC Memorial, and, of course, Times Square.
April 3, 2012

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

Think named a Pacemaker finalist

Think, a news magazine produced by seniors in Drake University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was named a Pacemaker finalist today for the fourth time in five years.
September 1, 2011

Barger wins design awards for Think 2010

Emily Barger won two first-place awards Monday in the University of Missouri Student Society of News Design contest.
April 18, 2011

Magazine majors networking in NYC

Each spring a small group of junior and senior Magazine majors at Drake University travels to New York City on a fast-paced networking trip to meet with editors all across the city.
April 6, 2011

SJMC capstone update: Think magazine [video]

Riane Menardi, editor of the senior capstone magazine Think, gives us an update on how the magazine is progressing so far this semester.
February 25, 2011

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

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