Category: SJMC Feature

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Wilson named new Fisher-Stelter Chair of Magazine and Brand Media

Jennifer Wilson has been named the next Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine and Brand Media in the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Wilson currently is executive editor at Principal Financial Group, where she leads an editorial team in brand content management, enterprise content strategy and storytelling across multiple platforms....

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2021 Drake SJMC grad wins international award for podcast

2021 Drake SJMC grad wins international award for podcast

Allaire Nuss, a 2021 graduate of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won a top honor in the international Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. Nuss won an Award of Excellence in the Specialty Program/Podcast category of the audio competition. The acceptance rate in the competition was 20 percent. Nuss’ entry...

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Drake PR professor, students honored by Iowa PRSA

Drake PR professor, students honored by Iowa PRSA

Assistant Professor Eric Kwame Adae of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) was named outstanding Iowa PR professional by the Iowa chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at its recent 2021 PRIME Awards. SJMC senior Justine Drake received the Milam-Bonomi scholarship and was named outstanding student member. Work by last...

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Staub named next dean of Drake SJMC

Staub named next dean of Drake SJMC

Dr. Catherine M. Staub has been named the next dean of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Staub will begin her new role next July when the current dean, Kathleen Richardson, retires. Associate Professor Staub is currently the Peggy Fisher and Larry Stelter Chair of Magazine Journalism at Drake. She also directs the...

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Drake student wins Pacemaker feature story of the year

Drake student wins Pacemaker feature story of the year

Allaire Nuss, a 2021 graduate of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has won a national Pacemaker award for Feature Story of the Year. Nuss’ story, “The Light Side of the Moon,” appeared in the Winter 2021 edition of Drake Mag, the University’s student magazine. It told about a soldier’s use of hallucinogens to...

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Drake PRSSA chapter wins national award for professional ties

Drake PRSSA chapter wins national award for professional ties

The Drake chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has won a national Teahan Award for excellence. The Drake chapter was recognized for its strong relationship with the local professional community. It has been recognized as a PRSSA “star chapter” for eight years in a row. The Drake public relations program was...

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Drake SJMC places in top 10 in national Hearst writing contest

Drake SJMC places in top 10 in national Hearst writing contest

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication placed seventh in the national Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition for 2020-21. The competition, often called “the Pulitzers of college journalism,” is a yearlong series of monthly contests in writing, photojournalism, audio, television and multimedia. Student winners earn points for their institutions. Three Drake students won writing...

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