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SJMC alum recognized in profile-writing contest

Angela Ufheil, a 2017 graduate of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, placed 14th in this spring’s national Hearst personality/profile-writing contest. There were 114 entries from 61 schools received in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards. Ufheil was recognized for a feature she wrote for her senior capstone project, the multimedia website Urban Plains....

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SJMC Monday Memo | May 14, 2018

Good luck on finals and have a great summer! SJMC internship coordinator honored for community service SJMC internship coordinator Carlyn Crowe has been honored with the university’s annual Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award. The award honors a Drake faculty member or employee who demonstrates a personal commitment to volunteerism and community service through an...

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SJMC Monday Memo | May 7, 2018

Ad capstone hosts alumni The advertising capstone class hosted a professional panel with four alumni who work in various aspects of the ad industry.  Visiting were (from left) Jason Wells, JO’04 (Trilix), Peter Zemansky, JO’12 (Two Rivers), Haley Austin, JO’15 (Trilix), and Danny Herzberg, JO’15 (Stelter). Take an online summer class Six SJMC classes are...

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SJMC Monday Memo | April 30, 2018

Volunteers needed for On Painted Street The application is open for students to take over Drake’s student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet. A different student takes over this account each week, all year. The summer dates will be from May 21 through Aug. 27. The summer accounts typically show off the cool internships and other opportunities that Drake...

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SJMC Monday Memo | April 16, 2018

SJMC student wins two Midwest Emmys Anna Steenson, digital media production senior, won two Emmys at last week’s Upper Midwest National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2018 awards contest. She won in both the Animation/Graphics/Special Effects and Director categories of the college/university contest. Anna won awards in last year’s contest as well.  Drake rakes in...

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SJMC Monday Memo | April 9, 2018

Documentary filmmaker alum to speak, meet with students Jon Bowermaster, JO’76, will discuss his career as a National Geographic adventure journalist, filmmaker and environmental activist at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Mer. 101. The speech is titled “From Journalism to Advocacy: 30 Years Reporting on the Planet’s Health.”  Bowermaster is founder of Oceans 8 Films, reporting...

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SJMC Monday Memo | April 2, 2018

Welcome to PR Week! PR Week is dedicated to understanding and networking in the communication and professional industry. All events are open to the public! Monday: Guest speaker Catherine Huggins, chief advisor to Gov. Kim Reynolds (Mer. 102 at 5 p.m.) Tuesday: Resume and portfolio critique (Mer. 102 at 6 p.m.) featuring SJMC alum Corey Carlson,...