Home School of Journalism and Mass Communication SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 9, 2015

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 9, 2015

Courtney and Joel awards

T-D wins seven first-place awards

The Times-Delphic won 12 awards Thursday, including seven first-place nods, in the annual Iowa College Media Association contest.

The awards recognized work published in 2013-14, under Editor-in-Chief Taylor Soule.

The awards were handed out Thursday night at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines as part of the ICMA and Iowa Newspaper Association conference.  A full list of winners can be found here.

Also at the conference, Courtney Fishman, editor-in-chief of the Times-Delphic, spoke on a panel Friday about the challenges of covering sexual assault on college campuses.


Annual Richard Tapscott Reporting Award

Applications are available outside Carla’s office, Mer. 119, for the Professor Richard Tapscott Reporting Award. This award comes from funds donated by friends and former students of the late Rick Tapscott, who taught SJMC reporting and writing classes from 2007 until his death in December 2013.

The Tapscott Award recognizes journalism work that reflects the values Rick tried to instill in his students: curiosity, accuracy, integrity, humanity, public accountability and aggressive reporting. The award will recognize outstanding news journalism by students in any medium, with preference given to published or broadcast work.

The award will be a cash award in addition to any financial aid the student is receiving from Drake University. The cash award is open to all students, freshmen through graduating seniors. There will be at least one award given each spring for four years, starting in spring 2014, though the money can be divided among more than one winner, if there are multiple worthy applicants in a given year.

The winner or winners will be determined by a panel of SJMC faculty and area professionals, and announced at the SJMC spring student recognition reception on Sunday, April 19, in Levitt Hall. If you have any questions, see Dean Kathleen Richardson (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu).

Spend May Term in Europe

There are still seats available for the SJMC travel seminar to Central Europe during May Term. The course, JMC 133 International Advertising: Ethnographic Exploration and Comparison, is a look at consumerism in Poland, Germany and Czech Republic since the fall of communism. The course is also an honors course and fulfills the international and multicultural AOI. Travel dates are May 23-June 8. Cost is $3,890 (for 20 students), which includes tuition. It’s open to all majors and no prerequisites are required. If you like to shop (what better way to learn about consumer behavior!) and travel you shouldn’t miss it! Contact Professors Dorothy Pisarski or Carlyn Crowe.

Global Learning Scholarship!

Scholarships are available for students who are studying abroad, participating in global service-learning or experiential learning abroad. These scholarships are designed to enable students to reach their full potential as responsible global citizens. These are need-based scholarships. The application deadline is Sunday, February 22, 2015. Get more information.

If you have any questions please contact Maria Rohach, Global Learning Program Coordinator at maria.rohach@drake.edu