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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

Adler Anthem

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.



Journal Publishing Now: A Conversation with Jennifer Bean, Lauren Cramer, and Patricia White

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Please join us for a panel conversation about academic publishing with three esteemed editors of interdisciplinary journals: Jennifer Bean (University of Washington; Feminist Media Histories), Lauren Cramer (University of Toronto; liquid blackness), and Patricia White (Swarthmore College; Camera Obscura). The panelists will discuss the nuts-and-bolts of journal publishing (for would-be contributors as well as would-be editors), and they will also each reflect on key directions in the fields of...
Molly Worthen, "Gurus, Prophets, and the Problem of Charisma in American Politics" promotional image

Molly Worthen, "Gurus, Prophets, and the Problem of Charisma in American Politics"

Friday, May 3, 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
"Gurus, Prophets, and the Problem of Charismas in American Politics" Molly Worthen Associate Professor of History,  UNC Chapel Hill Author of "Apostles of Reason" and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Co-sponsored by: School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Political Science. Geneva Lecture Series | www.geneva-ui.org
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Crossover at Kinnick

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.
Francisco Marques

Jamil Marques joins the University of Iowa SJMC as an associate professor in 2024-2025

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 2024-2025. 
Jake Anderson using t-shirt cannon at basketball game

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.