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A Delicate Aggression David O. Dowling

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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!" ​​​​​​​
Grant Glover University of Iowa

Senior Grant Glover on Black Voices in Journalism

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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 Placed 3rd in Hearst Journalism Awards Program

Monday, December 14, 2020
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

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Dowling's research in digital media and journalism studies centers on innovations in publishing industries that drive markets and cultural production.
Nonprofit leadership

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

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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

Sunday, November 15, 2020
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

Saturday, November 7, 2020
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.
Brian Ekdale

Brian Ekdale PI on $1M Grant to Study Social Media Algorithms and Extremism

Say you want to watch a news clip about Confederate monuments. You search YouTube and choose a video from what appears to be a randomly generated list of results. When the video ends, YouTube autoplays another video and recommends dozens more—and likely they’re the sort of thing you actually might watch, because that list is generated by algorithms that process your YouTube viewing history; the videos, tweets, and posts you’ve liked on social media; and your behavior elsewhere on the web. Seems helpful, right? What’s the problem?