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SJMC Monday Memo | July 9, 2018

SJMC public relations campaign wins national award

Work produced by the Drake SJMC public relations seniors in spring 2017 recently won a 2018 Clarion Award in the advertising or public relations campaign category of the national Association for Women in Communications contest. 

According to the AWC website, “The Clarions — named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity — symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications. Clarion recipients represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.”

The 2017 PR senior capstone client was Des Moines’ Young Women’s Resource Center. The Vector Strategies team included 2017 SJMC graduates Ashley Hawkins, Sarah Mattes, Reed Fischer, Nick Frandsen, Megan Johns and Kristen Carver.

SJMC hosts Media Now Drake this week

Drake SJMC this week is hosting almost 80 high school students and their advisers from around the country for a three-day intensive journalism boot camp. Media Now Drake students choose from tracks focused on design, yearbook, writing, video, web, sports reporting, photography and editorial leadership, taught by professionals and the best high school teachers. Participants are getting the full Drake student experience: staying in Jewett Residence Hall, eating in Hubbell Dining Hall and taking field trips around the Des Moines metro area. This is the third year of Media Now Drake, and many of the campers eventually join us as SJMC first-years!

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The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to create a community of scholars that represents the complexity of the human experience in regards to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, political views, gender identification, religion, age and physical abilities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and celebrating our differences through the lens of the First Amendment value of freedom of expression.