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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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See yourself here

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

Register Today

Anniversary Gift Levels

Help support the next 100 years by giving an anniversary gift. Your gift helps support the great work going on in the School. Learn what is included in each gift level.

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The Daily Iowan



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

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# 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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Out of the Archive Series: The Short Films of Aarin Burch

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:15pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening conversations...
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Workshop: Health Communication & Digital Media

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 2:30pm to 3:20pm
College of Public Health Building
This 1-hour workshop will focus effective health communication strategies in the age of digital media.
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Artist Talk: Suzanne Tick Making Materials Matter

Thursday, March 21, 2024 6:30pm
Art Building West
Join artist, innovator, designer and UIowa alum Suzanne Tick for two insightful conversations about her work. What Now?  Wednesday, March 20 | 6 p.m. |E125 Visual Arts Building What Now? will feature the ever-changing discussion of evolution, connectivity with the world around us, and what is relevant for the time as we move forward as creatives in a post-Covid world. Making Materials Matter Thursday, March 21 | 6:30 p.m. |240 Art Building West Making Materials Matter is a visual journey...
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Prompt for the Planet Workshop

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art!  Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds
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2024 Iowa Women's Basketball Book

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
The Daily Iowan and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa are excited to announce a photo and essay book chronicling this celebrated Iowa women’s basketball season.

Chicago Sports Media Experience

Friday, January 26, 2024
Nine SJMC students recently traveled to Chicago, IL for a four day journalism and mass communications experience course, “Chicago Sports Media Experience.” Students spent valuable time meeting and networking with professionals.
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Jamil Marques joins the University of Iowa SJMC as an associate professor in fall 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication is excited to announce that Francisco Paulo Jamil Marques will be joining as an associate professor of journalism studies in fall 2024. 
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Event Management Certificate Students Behind the Scenes at Carver

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
While the Iowa Women’s Basketball team enjoys a sold-out season and national accolades, Event Management Certificate students are there helping make it happen.