Sign up for New York Field Trip

This April the Drake SJMC will offer up another edition of the New York Field Trip, a five-day barnstorming of both NYC’s media staples and its newbie brands just for SJMC students. In the past, the trip has visited places like Cosmopolitan, NBC News, Edelman, New York magazine and The New York Times.

There will also be opportunities to network with alumni and explore the city. The trip runs April 3-7 and will cost folks about $1,200 for hotel, airfare, and other expenses (we’ll know more as things get closer). If you’re interested, let Jeff Inman know that you’re on board because spots are limited to 12 students. Email him at with the subject line “NYC or Bust!”

Alumni news

Drake SJMC grad and KCCI-TV news director Allison Smith has been named News Director of the Year by Broadcasting and Cable.

She will be profiled in the December issue of B+C Multichannel News.

Holiday building hours

Meredith Hall will be locked throughout the Thanksgiving break, Tuesday night through Sunday at 6 a.m.