Category: SJMC Feature

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Pulitzer-winning Drake SJMC alum to speak Nov. 26

Tom Hallman Jr., a 1977 Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication alum and a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer for the Portland Oregonian, will speak on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Ave. During “An Evening of Storytelling,” Hallman will share his stories, discuss the art of...

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Drake student journalism work wins national honors

Drake Magazine has received the top award in college journalism, winning a national Pacemaker honor at the recent Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention in Louisville, Ky. Urban Plains, the multimedia website produced by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication seniors, also won Associated Collegiate Press awards: Second place, multimedia feature: Urban Plains, Katherine...

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SJMC to host speaker from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Eric Schmalz, the community manager for the History Unfolded project at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater of Drake’s Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave. Schmalz’s talk is entitled, “The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown: Newspapers, Op-Eds and American Responses to Anti-Semitism.” It will address the role the...

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Drake students, alums shine at local PR conference

Drake students and alums were front and center at the Public Relations Society of America Central Iowa Chapter’s annual conference on Oct. 18 at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in downtown Des Moines. Guest speakers included Andy Gerlt, JO’02, senior director of global innovation communications of Visa, and Emily Abbas, JO’97, MCL’99, senior...

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Drake students present at international PR conference

Students from Drake’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) were invited to present at the international PRSSA conference in Austin, Texas, Oct. 7-9. The student conference is held in conjunction with the annual professional public relations conference. Seniors Karoline Sandusky, Emma Haselhuhn, Meghan Kearney and Ellen Converse, and junior Ben Heinze  presented...

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SJMC to host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Pulitzer Prize-winning Iowa journalist Art Cullen will read from his new book, “Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper” on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room. Cullen will also answer questions and sign books. The event is free and open to the public...

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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 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...