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25 things you may not know about our new faculty member, Jennifer Glover Konfrst

This fall, Jennifer Glover Konfrst will join the  School of Journalism and Mass Communication as an assistant professor, teaching public relations and also a few courses within the SJMC core curriculum. We asked Professor Konfrst to share 25 things about herself, so that we could all get to know her better. Here’s the list: 1....

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Remund named Plank Center Fellow

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has named assistant professor Dave Remund, Ph.D., APR, one of its Educator Fellows for 2013. This selective program brings together scholars and practitioners for two weeks each summer, to help bridge the gap between public relations practice and education. Remund will spend  his fellowship in Birmingham, Ala.,...

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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.                  

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Journalism Professor and Class Win Drake Service Learning Award

Lori Blachford, the Peggy Fisher/Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism, received the Experiential Learning Course Award at the Experiential Learning/Service Learning Showcase and Banquet held last month on the Drake campus. Blachford accepted the award for her course Media Responsibility Over Time (JMC:066) and the service learning work the class does for the Iowa Radio...

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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....

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WHDH Producer Shares Boston Experience

When Chris Parrish finished his Broadcast News studies in May 2005 he shot and edited sports content for Championship Productions in his hometown Ames. Little did he imagine eight years later he’d be on duty as a line producer at WHDH-TV when two bombs ended the Boston Marathon. Parrish told the JMC173 Broadcast Reporting class...