Learn about cool internships

The E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies is sponsoring an internship panel tonight, Monday, Sept. 24, 7-8 p.m. in Mer. 104. Hear from fellow students who have interned at The Newseum, Meredith Corporation, Choose Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, Two Rivers Marketing, and more. Students from across all SJMC majors who are interested in learning how to land their dream internship are encouraged to attend.

PR students win PRIME awards

Campaigns created by Drake public relations students have won three PRIME awards from the Public Relations Society of America Central Iowa Chapter.

The senior PR class of 2018 created campaigns for Creative Visions, a Des Moines nonprofit organization that supports vulnerable communities through education and economic empowerment. The student teams won two PRIME awards in the Student Campaign category and a Community Champion award in the professional competition.

The awards will be presented at central Iowa PRSA’s annual OctoPRfest conference on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Drake picks up 7 AEJMC honors

SJMC students won seven magazine and writing awards at the recent Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication contest.

Urban Plainsthe website produced by the Magazine Media, News and Digital Media Production seniors, placed second in the Online Magazine category. The judge said of Urban Plains, “More than ever before, we need national stories with a Midwestern prism — stories that forever alter the perception of this part of the country and the people who live here.”

Multimedia stories produced for Urban Plains won first-place awards in the Investigation and Analysis and First Person categories; second place and honorable mention in the Places category, and honorable mention in the Features category. The judges in the Investigation and Analysis category said of the Drake student work, “Attempting to incorporate audio, video, maps, and other multimedia elements can often make a piece feel cumbersome and gimmicky. But the journalists were able to use all these tools to tell a more immersive and fleshed-out story. . . . I’d love to see what the reporters could pull off if they had even more resources.”

The SJMC winners were:

Online Magazine: Second place, Urban Plains
Articles — First Person: First place, “New Kid in the Ring,” Adam Rogan
Articles — Investigation and Analysis: First place, “From a Drop of Hate to a Ripple of Healing,” Jess Lynk, Katherine Bauer, Genna Clemen
Articles — Places:
 Second place, “Zombie Balls,” Matthew Gogerty; honorable mention, “Exploring the Abandoned Midwest,” Anne Matte
Articles — Features: Honorable mention, “500 Miles on 500 Dollars,” Adam Rogan
New Magazine Ideas: Second place, “Breakthrough,” Kayla Parker

Meredith Hall building hours

Meredith Hall is unlocked during the following hours when classes are in session:

Sunday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Students with SJMC majors can swipe into the building with a Drake ID even when the building is locked from 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday-Thursday. Students who are already in the building when it is automatically locked are allowed to stay in the building. Students who need 24/7 access to swipe into the building should talk to their faculty member or adviser about how to obtain all-hours access.

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The SJMC Monday Memo is a weekly newsletter to keep members of the wider SJMC community updated on School news, achievements, events and opportunities. If you have an item for the Memo, please send it to Dean Kathleen Richardson (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) or SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider (christopher.snider@drake.edu). SJMC alums and other professionals can also contact Chris to have the Memo delivered via weekly email.

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.