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Prof. Inman Picks Top 5 at SXSW

By Jeff Inman, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Drake University AUSTIN, TEXAS – They call it Nerd Spring Break for a reason. Every March social media junkies, venture capital gurus, scruffy bearded programmers and would-be Mark Zuckerbergs all converge on downtown Austin for South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive. While the annual SXSW convention covers more that...


SJMC Reunion Photos

Check out the photos from the SJMC Alumni Reunion that took place over Drake Relays weekend, April 26-27. Friday, alums gathered in Meredith Hall. Saturday, the party shifted to Jasper Winery. Thanks to the university’s Office of Alumni Relations for organizing the events.                  


Drake Magazine named best student magazine

Drake Magazine grabbed the title of best student magazine in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards announced Monday. Drake University also had two winners in individual categories. Meagan Flynn won the newspaper feature writing category with her article titled “Crew’s Biggest Supporter, 101-year-old,” which ran in the Times-Delphic last spring....


SJMC students celebrated at Experiential Learning Showcase

Six journalism courses were invited to present their service-learning success stories on Thursday, April 19, at Drake University’s first Experiential Learning Showcase. The showcase, which included 19 entries, was held in the Olmsted Center. Students put together posters and PowerPoint presentations explaining their work with organizations and their service to communities through their classwork. Organizations...