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Work by public relations seniors grabs PRIME awards

Campaigns created by Drake University public relations students have won three PRIME awards from the Public Relations Society of America Central Iowa Chapter. The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s senior PR class of 2018 created campaigns for Creative Visions, a Des Moines nonprofit organization that supports vulnerable communities through education and economic empowerment....

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Drake SJMC students win AEJMC honors for website, writing

Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) students won seven magazine and writing awards at the recent Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication contest. Urban Plains, the 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...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 17, 2018

Go, Bulldogs! Faculty members Dorothy Pisarski, Kelly Bruhn and Jennifer Glover Konfrst joined a hardy band from SJMC who braved sweaty weather to cheer the Drake football team to victory Saturday over the Missouri S&T team, 52-12. Stay tuned for further opportunities for the SJMC family to show up to support our student athletes, musicians...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Sept.3, 2018

Religion journalist to speak at Drake The Comparison Project, a Drake-based initiative that sponsors programming about global religions, is offering its first event of the academic year. Kenneth Woodward, former religion editor at Newsweek magazine, will deliver a lecture titled “Miracles as Stories.” The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Sussman...

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SJMC students, grads win social media awards

Social media work by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication students and grads were recognized at the recent Des Moines Social Media Club’s 2018 Hashie Awards. The SJMC Instagram won second place for best business account. The Instagram is run by SJMC students under the direction of multimedia professor Chris Snider. SJMC students involved...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 27, 2018

Welcome back to Drake for another great year! The SJMC faculty and staff kick off the academic year by welcoming all of our students back to Drake — both on campus and online! SJMC internship coordinator named global fellow SJMC internship coordinator Carlyn Crowe, at left with Drake community engaged learning director Renee Sedlacek, has been...

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Advertising hall of achievement honors 2 Drake alums

The American Advertising Federation has announced that two Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumna will be among the eight inductees into its national Advertising Hall of Achievement Class of 2018. Abbey Klaassen (JO’02)  and Evin Shutt (JO’01) will be honored at the annual induction ceremony on Nov. 13 in New York City. Klaassen is president...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 20, 2018

Welcome to SJMC, new Drake students! First-year Drake students will begin arriving on campus on Wednesday for Welcome Week activities. On Thursday, they’ll be meeting with SJMC faculty and staff for the first time. Welcome to Meredith Hall! Harkin Institute searching for interns The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is hiring two...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Aug. 13, 2018

University Communications is hiring interns University Communications, which runs Drake’s public relations and marketing activities, is hiring a fleet of student interns for the 2018-19 academic year. The details: Primary Requirements Applications are welcome from all interested undergraduate students; however, preference will be given to those students who have: Completed one year of studies and/or...