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SJMC Monday Memo – Feb. 19, 2024

Apply for DotDash Meredith Apprenticeship Program You can apply to work for America’s largest digital and print publisher. The DotDash Meredith Apprenticeship Program allows ambitious journalists and graphic designers the opportunity to earn both academic credit and gain professional, portfolio-level work experience.   Selected students commit to working 15-20 hours per week at DotDash Meredith both semesters...

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SJMC Monday Memo – Feb. 12, 2024

Drake Broadcasting System updates Looking for ways to get involved with DBS? Here are some opportunities. Reach out to Erica Sawyer at erica.sawyer@drake.edu for more information. High School summer camp registration open Registration is open for our Media Now high school journalism summer camp. The camp runs July 8-11, 2024. Media Now at Drake University...

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SJMC Monday Memo – Jan. 29, 2024

SJMC Scholarship Application Link is Open Apply for scholarships here. The application window will close February 1, 2024  Get involved with student publications Drake Mag will be hosting a brainstorming session for the spring issue of the magazine on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in Meredith 124C. The session will involve coming up with...

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SJMC Monday Memo – Dec. 11, 2023

Good luck on finals! Alum Writes Children’s Book Paige Hulsey, JO’11, has written a children’s book, A Bad Day Fishing, to help children build independence and perseverance—key skills she learned during her time on campus as a broadcast news major and leader on the Rowing team. Whether it was 5 a.m. practice or working at...

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SJMC Launches Dean Team Scholars Program

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) launched the SJMC Dean Team Scholars program to support a group of high-potential communication and journalism students who are first-generation college students, from an underserved population or have demonstrated financial need. The Scholars are immersed in the media profession through networking with media professionals, leadership development...

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SJMC Monday Memo – 12/4/2023

Sign up for J-term classes There is still time to sign up for three January term classes being offered by the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The classes: If you have questions about any of the classes, please reach out to the instructors. J-term classes are listed with Spring 2024 classes for...

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SJMC helps fuel Veninga’s passion for filmmaking

Drake University SJMC digital media production major Chris Veninga has found success through filmmaking. But that wasn’t always the plan. Veninga came to Drake as a marketing major. Then he switched to psychology. But a conversation with his dad and a January-term editing class changed everything. This prompted a return to his high school passion...