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.
S2E4 - Jazlin Coley-Smith - PR grad working at Drake University
Jazlin Coley-Smith (JO ’19) in Public Relations is the director of Equity and Inclusion at Drake University. Listen to her story how she navigated difficult conversations and the Americorps role through Community and Engage Learning to land her position as the director of Equity and Inclusion in Des Moines.
S2E3 - Katie Martin - Advertising grad working at 72 and Sunny
Katie Martin (JO ’10) in Advertising is the brand director for the NFL account at 72 and Sunny. Listen to her story to learn how she began at an agency in Des Moines and moved to a larger agency in Los Angeles.
S2E2 - Paul LeFort - Radio/TV grad working at Nielsen
Paul LeFort (JO ’91) in Radio and TV is the director of Sales and Development for Nielsen. Listen to his presentation on “The Audience is Everything” and how to apply data to all aspects of storytelling. Paul lives near Los Angeles.
S2E1 - Raquel Rivera - PR grad working at Amazon
Raquel Rivera (JO ’15) in Public Relations is a human relations manager at Amazon. Listen to her story how she worked with her Drake University adviser to develop a major in PR and concentration in Human Relations to find her perfect fit to launch into her positions at Amazon in Phoenix.
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)
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 email@example.com. We'd love to have you join us in the studio.