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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

A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writer's Workshop by 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 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!"
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Grant Glover University of Iowa
Senior Grant Glover on Black Voices in Journalism

Senior Grant Glover on Black Voices in Journalism

Grant Glover, a fourth-year senior from Lockport, Illinois, has made the most of his time at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications. In addition to his SJMC coursework, Glover serves as co-editor of NURU, the National Association of Black Journalists’ Iowa publication.
Katie McCarver

Katie McCarver University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication Student 3rd Place Winner of the Hearst Feature Writing Journalism Awards

Katie McCarver Placed 3rd in Hearst Journalism Awards Program

San Francisco – The top 10 winners in college feature writing are announced in the 61st annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program, in which 103 undergraduate journalism programs at universities across the nation are eligible to participate. One hundred fifty feature writing entries from 79 universities were received in this competition.

We are proud to announce our own Katie Ann McCarver, placed third place for a $1,500 scholarship.
David Dowling

New Article by Professor Dowling Published in the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies

Dowling's research in digital media and journalism studies centers on innovations in publishing industries that drive markets and cultural production.

Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy Certificate Forms Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Collegiate Chapter

Leading up to the 2020-2021 academic year, co-director of the Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy (NLP) certificate Jenifer Vick decided to form a collegiate chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at the University of Iowa.

Finding Your Starting Point: Career Exploration at the SJMC

As a professional school, helping students explore careers is a valuable part of SJMC’s undergraduate mission. The pandemic has made fulfilling this mission more difficult—but not impossible.

SJMC Adjusts to Online Learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread ahead of the 2020-21 academic year, the University of Iowa made the decision to move a majority of classes online. While it has presented challenges and removed the in-person experience for most students, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication has adjusted well to the “new normal”.

Coming Soon - MeToo: The Impact of Rape Culture and Media

Watch for Professor Meenakshi Gigi Durham's new book, "MeToo: The Impact of Rape Culture in the Media," to be released in April 2021 in the UK and June 2021 in the United States.