9 episodes

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications teaches students how to tell stories and over the years it has been filled with stories itself. In this podcast, Chris Snider and Taylor Vos talk to everyone, from current students to alumni to professors, to share their stories about the SJMC.

In this first season, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the School of Journalism. We will listen to stories of traditions and changes.

Join us every Wednesday as we open up the SJMC storybook and share some of those tales with you.

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The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications teaches students how to tell stories and over the years it has been filled with stories itself. In this podcast, Chris Snider and Taylor Vos talk to everyone, from current students to alumni to professors, to share their stories about the SJMC.

In this first season, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the School of Journalism. We will listen to stories of traditions and changes.

Join us every Wednesday as we open up the SJMC storybook and share some of those tales with you.

    What is Design Thinking?

    What is Design Thinking?

    You've heard a lot about design thinking, so let's learn about it!

    If you're a Drake student, keep your eyes on the SJMC social media for more information about signing up the future of journalism meeting. It will be on February 22nd at 10 am in Meredith. (And they'll feed you)

    • 13 min
    The Iowa Caucus Project!

    The Iowa Caucus Project!

    Did you know that there's a class on campus that covers the Iowa caucuses? Well, you do now! Join us this week with John Hirl and Avery Van Den Berg, two students from the class, as they talk about how Drake is pretty much the best place in the country to learn about politics and political communication. Find out more about the project and see their work at iowacaucusproject.com.

    Are you an SJMC alum interested in being on the show? Feel free to email us at sjmcpodcast@gmail.com. We'd love to have you join us in the studio.

    • 14 min
    Risen from the Res Halls with John August

    Risen from the Res Halls with John August

    Award-winning screenwriter, John August, sits down with the SJMC Podcast to talk about his time at Drake, what's changed, and what it's like to make movies. 

    • 18 min
    Back to the Feud-ture with Rachel James and Adam Heater

    Back to the Feud-ture with Rachel James and Adam Heater

    Join us this week as we talk to Rachel James, the editor-in-chief of the Times-Delphic, and Adam Heater, the president of Drake Broadcasting System, both current students in the SJMC. We ask questions like "Is there a feud between the TD and DBS?", "Is there a future for Drake's SJMC students?", and "Are the dorm showers as gross as you think?". The answers may surprise you. 

    • 19 min
    From Bike Rides to Brand Launch with Emily Steele

    From Bike Rides to Brand Launch with Emily Steele

    When Emily's senior year came along, she didn't know quite where to go. But after a cross-country bike ride, Emily found her footing. She went working with Ameri-corps to starting POP UP YOGA DSM to building up FemCity Des Moines and now on to creating a new company called Brand Launch. Emily has built up her nest of Hummingbirds to help businesses blossom in Des Moines. If you want to learn more about her work, visit her website https://www.emilyasteele.com/ 

    • 22 min
    Newscasts and New Fields with Eduardo Zamarripa

    Newscasts and New Fields with Eduardo Zamarripa

    Chris and Taylor talk to Eduardo Zamarripa, a News Internet major who graduated in 2012. Eduardo began his career by putting together a weekly newscast and recording Oskalooska City government meetings. He has since worked his way up through Musco Lighting into his current position in soccer marketing development. Listen as Eduardo calms Taylor's fears about Capstone, gives advice about how to not be "That Guy", and introduces us to a major company no one has heard of.

    • 15 min

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