SJMC Alumni Mentorship Pilot Program Successful

This article describes the SJMC's mentorship pilot program.
Patrick Johnson Receives Top Student Paper Award from AEJMC

PhD Student Receives Top Student Paper Award from the AEJMC LGBTQ Interest Group

Patrick Johnson was awarded the Top Student Paper award from the Associate for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) LGBTQ Interest Group. Patrick is a Graduate Student as well as Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Dilon Goncalves

2019 Alumni Receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Award to Estonia

Dilon Goncalves, Journalism & Mass Communication BA 2019, has received a 21-22 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Estonia! The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs.
S. Craig Watkins

S. Craig Watkins discusses paradoxes of Black digital life in 2021 McGranahan lecture

S. Craig Watkins delivered the 2021 M. Holly McGranahan Lecture on April 15, focusing his talk on the triumphs and dilemmas of Black digital life.
Iowa Vaccine Alerts

Using Technology to our Advantage Amidst a Global Pandemic

What started out as a simple way to get vaccinated for himself and his family, Brian Finley (MA, 2009) has unexpectedly helped thousands of people in the state of Iowa get vaccinated. As he was struggling to find available vaccines, Brian created an algorithm to alert him when there was a vaccine available in the nearby area. This is when it turned into something much larger.
Meenakshi Gigi Durham

Professor Explores Rape Culture and Sexual Assault in Media Organizations

Professor Durham has been studying the media representation of gender and sexuality for over 20 years and has released a multitude of distinguished work within the field. With her brand-new book, MeToo: How Rape Culture in the Media Impacts Us All expected to release in June 2021, she explores rape culture and sexual assault in media organizations, as well as the implications of social media in the MeToo movement.
Find Your Starting Point

Exploring Careers in Our Industry

The University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication hosted a series of webinars called “Finding Your Starting Point,” in spring of 2021. During these webinars, students met alumni and visiting professionals who have forged careers in the media industries.
International Communication Association

Six Professors Selected to Present Research at the 2021 International Communication Association Conference

Six faculty members from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication whose papers were selected for presentation at the 2021 International Communication Association (ICA) Conference will work alongside other renowned research institutions and individuals, furthering research into modern journalism and communications practices.
A Delicate Aggression David O. Dowling

Read David Dowling's Interview with The Daily Vonnegut on his Recent Book

In A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2019 – Yale University Press), David O. Dowling explores the history of America’ preeminent creative writing program. Read Dowling's interview with The Daily Vonnegut about his book.
Josie Fishels University of Iowa Journalism Student

Josie Fischels Receives Hearst Journalism Award

University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication student Josie Fishels placed 14 out of the top 20 finalists in the Personality/Profile Writing Competition. "I am so grateful for the tools the organization and School of Journalism and Mass Communication have given me to make this publication a possibility!"