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Now Accepting Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Nominations for the University of Iowa's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) Distinguished Service Award are being accepted through October 15, 2021.
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SJMC Alumni Mentorship Pilot Program Successful

Friday, July 9, 2021
This article describes the SJMC's mentorship pilot program.
Students throw their caps on the stage outside of Adler Journalism and Mass Communication Building.

Cloudy Skies and Bright Smiles: SJMC's 2021 Spring Graduation Event

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
On May 14, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted a graduation event in front of Adler to honor the graduating class of 2021. The smiles of the graduates and their family members were made it an ideal day for a celebration!
Patrick Johnson Receives Top Student Paper Award from AEJMC

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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.