SJMC Monday Memo

Come over, join this day just begun.
For wherever we come together,
We will forever overcome.
— Poet Amanda Gorman, from “New Day’s Lyric”

Welcome to 2022, from the faculty and staff of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication! May your new year be happy, healthy, peaceful and productive.

Scholarship, contest deadlines this month

Several journalism scholarships and contests have deadlines later in January:

Sevareid Awards: The Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association contest is open for entries, including student categories. Find all the information you need to get started HERE. The entry deadline is Jan. 28.

Upper Midwest Emmys: These awards recognize outstanding student achievement in video production. The entry deadline is Feb. 4. See HERE for details on how to enter. In addition, the Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation offers scholarships for both high school and college students. See HERE for more information.

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