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When you graduate from the SJMC, you will become part of an alumni network that numbers in the thousands and spans media industries in the United States and around the globe.

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Kimberly Chexnayder

Kimmi Chex

(B.A. 2018)

On-air host for NFL Network and NFL Media.


Eleanor Hildebrandt

(B.A. 2023)

English Teaching Assistant in Germany with the U.S. Fulbright Program.

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Aadit Tambe

(B.A. 2020)

News Designer at The Washington Post


Matt Erickson

(B.A. 1996)

Assistant Managing Editor at The New York Times

We're turning 100!

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is celebrating 100 years of excellence in 2024. Join us as we celebrate and look ahead to the next 100 years.


100th Anniversary Details

Anniversary Dinner

Saturday, April 13, 2024
6:30–9 p.m.

Heights Rooftop at the Courtyard by Marriott
901 Melrose Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa 52246

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The Daily Iowan



The award-winning student
newspaper, The Daily Iowan,
has served the UI community
since 1868

Sahithi Student Center

# 2

University for writing

According to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings



Iowa City earned this
designation in 2008

City of literature statue



SJMC awards more than $200,000 in scholarships and awards annually.



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SJMC Alum Kimmi Chex Visits with Students

Saturday, October 14, 2023
Kimmi Chex, on-air host for NFL Network and Iowa SJMC alum, visited Iowa last Friday, October 6. Chex captivated students with her personality and career as well as motivated many to go out and live their dreams.
Sang Jung Kim

Assistant Professor Sang Jung Kim's article published in Political Communication

Friday, August 25, 2023
Sang Jung Kim's research, “Going Beyond Affective Polarization: How Emotions and Identities are Used in Anti-Vaccination TikTok Videos,'' was published in Political Communication.  
Peter Gross

New Book Published by PAB Member Peter Gross

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
University of Iowa SJMC Professional Advisory Board member, Professor emeritus and former Director of the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media (2006-2016) Peter Gross’ published a new book, “The Cultural Core of Media Systems.”
Senior Grace Smith won the top national award in the “General News Photography” category from the Society of Professional Journalists

Grace Smith Receives National Photography Award from the Society of Professional Journalists

Monday, June 26, 2023
Senior Grace Smith won the top national award in the “General News Photography” category from the Society of Professional Journalists.