School of Journalism & Mass Communication

In the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), students are well-prepared for careers in a rapidly evolving media landscape. From their first day on campus, students are introduced to professional development opportunities 


With six majors and 11 full-time faculty, students are exposed to a variety of communication methods. Students learn the intricacies of digital media, social media platforms, and design thinking. Learning doesn’t stop when students leave the classroom. Students participate in campus media activities, such as The Times-DelphicDrake MagDrake Political Review, and the Drake Broadcasting System. Students can also join organizations such as Public Relations Student Society of America and Ad Club. 


In celebration of a century of journalism excellence at Drake, your gift during All In will go to the SJMC Centennial Fund. Your support helps keep SJMC on the cutting edge of technology and effective communication.   

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All In This Together Challenge
During All In, ALL gifts go further! For every 100 gifts, Alumni Doug Zinser, AS’96, Peggy Fisher, FA’70, and Larry Stelter, and Cindy, LA’70, and Dennis Lesher will donate $10,000, up to $70,000.
100 Gift Goal
Who is Going ALL IN?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In.
All In By Decade
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Above & Beyond Challenge
Go the extra mile for Drake! If 50 donors who have already made gifts to the University this fiscal year (7/1/19 – 6/30/2020) make an additional gift during All In, an additional $10,000 will be unlocked.
50 Gift Goal
First Time Gift Challenge
If 50 donors make their first ever gift to Drake during All In 2020, $5,000 contributed by a generous alum will be unlocked for the University.
50 Gift Goal
SJMC Centennial Fund Challenge
In celebration of a century of journalism excellence at Drake, gifts to SJMC during All In 2020 will be directed to The SJMC Centennial Fund. In addition to honoring 100 years of history, your gift goes further through a generous dollar-for-dollar match of $5,000 from Carol Bodensteiner, JO’96.
Caldbeck Challenge
All gifts made during All In campaign by current Drake students will be matched by The Caldbeck Challenge, up to $1,400! The Diane K. Caldbeck Student Philanthropy Challenge was funded through the generosity of Kelly Caldbeck, PH’01, Peter Caldbeck, JO’03, and Megan Caldbeck, JO’05 in honor of their mother, longtime Drake employee and alumna Diane Anagnos Caldbeck, ED’72. The endowment serves as an annual incentive to students at Drake as they work to inspire their peers to develop a culture of philanthropy.
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