Category: SJMC Feature

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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...

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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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Drake student PR campaign wins national award

Work produced by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication public relations seniors in spring 2017 recently won a 2018 Clarion Award in the national Association for Women in Communications contest.  According to the AWC website, “The Clarions — named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity — symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications....

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Drake journalists named national SPJ finalists

Drake University student journalists have been recognized as among the best in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards. Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, was in the top three finalists for Best Independent Online Student Publication in the 2017 contest. A story by senior Katherine Bauer was a top...

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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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Katrina Sletten receives Brooke Owens Fellowship for women in aerospace fields

Katrina Sletten receives Brooke Owens Fellowship for women in aerospace fields

The maximum course load at Drake University is 18 credit hours per semester. Senior Katrina Sletten has had six 18-credit semesters as she strives to graduate with a triple major across disciplines, studying physics, astronomy and public relations with a minor in mathematics. In addition to her full academic schedule, she has worked at the...

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Drake student wins national writing award

Adam Rogan, a senior in the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, placed in the top 10 of the Hearst Journalism Foundation’s annual feature writing contest. His first-person multimedia story on boxing was published in Urban Plains, the School’s award-winning senior capstone website. Rogan’s work placed seventh in the national contest, which attracted 154...

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