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Advanced Topics in Designing/Producing Utilize Virtual Reality and New Technology to Teach Journalism

Friday, October 22, 2021
“The main goal of the course is exploration,” Professor Ripka said. “It’s a 4000-level course, so students should have a good foundation in storytelling and journalism using traditional media. The crux of the class is taking those skills that are overarching and exploring how to best use them in these new media and find out what the media is and isn’t good for.”
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Students Benefit from Speed Networking

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
“My speed networking experience was extremely valuable. I left feeling confident and encouraged after participating in so many great conversations,” said Sarah Hager, a fourth-year student in the journalism program. “I am not interested in pursuing a career in traditional print journalism, and many of the conversations I had left me with new ideas of jobs that could suit my passions.”
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Event Management Certificate Program Learns About Sustainability

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
SJMC students enrolled in the Event Management Certificate's Sustainable Events course took a field trip to visit the Iowa City Landfill. The class met with Iowa City’s Recycling Coordinator, Jane Wilch, who showed the students the landfill and taught them valuable lessons about sustainability.
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Alumni Named Director of Promotions for Off-Campus Writers' Workshop

Friday, October 8, 2021
Kelly Q. Anderson (B.A. 2003) was named Director of Promotions for the famed Off-Campus Writers' Workshop, the oldest, continuously running writing workshop in the country. She is a Chicago-based writer and former newspaper columnist specializing in creative nonfiction, poetry, and flash.
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SJMC Students Find Success with Podcast

Monday, October 4, 2021
SJMC students Sammy Sommerfeld and Jack McFarland launch podcast during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the course of a year they interviewed many notable guests as well as current Iowa Hawkeye athletes.
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SJMC Alumni Pursues Career with Univision and NPR

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Fernando Pizarro graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a master’s degree in Journalism in 1993. Since his time as SJMC, Pizarro has gone on to become an Emmy award-winning and nominated journalist. 
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Alumni Rebecca Morin Wants People to Feel Heard

Monday, September 27, 2021
Rebecca Morin graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2016. Since then, she has worked as a breaking news reporter for Politico and is currently a White House reporter for USA Today. 
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Successful Event for New Journalism Majors

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Alumni Pursues Sports Betting in Journalism

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Taylor Mathis graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2015, earning her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Sports Studies. Since then, Mathis has used skills and connections forged at Iowa to help her in several different career paths.
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Collaborative Research by Faculty and Students

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
On August 17 and 31, Associate Professor Rachel Young released her two latest installments of work. This research builds off a previous interest in cyberbullying and online risk. For this research, Young worked with former or current students. Young views this as very positive and is a telling sign of how SJMC pushes students to collaborate on research projects.