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Iowa Journalism Professor Melissa Tully receives grant to study health misinformation in Africa

Tully has been awarded funding from the Waterhouse Family Institute at Villanova University to test ways to address COVID-19 misinformation on social media in Kenya and Senegal.

A Student's View On "The Social Dilemma"

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Senior Jack Martin reviews the new Netflix original documentary in which “tech experts sound the alarm on the dangerous human impact of social networking.”
Chloé Miller

Alumni Named Honorable Nominee for Forbes 30 Under 30

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In an era of technological innovation and mass interconnectedness, there’s never been a better time to turn your passions into a career. For Chloé Miller, a 2012 graduate of the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications, her fervour for entrepreneurship has led to the creation of three companies.

2020 Grad Begins Reporting Position with Quad Cities Affiliate

Friday, September 4, 2020
Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, a 2020 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has recently begun a position as a multimedia journalist for Local 4, WHBF & KLJB Fox News located in the Quad Cities.

Accepting Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The Distinguished Service Award is presented annually by SJMC’s Professional Advisory Board (PAB).

Journalism Alum Describes "One of the Most Interesting Jobs in the World"

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Bruno Robert Torres, was a long time news photographer and photo bureau manager for United Press International (UPI). He worked 32 years for UPI in St. Louis, Chicago, and Houston, until UPI declared bankruptcy and laid off nearly all of its staff in 1991. Bruno said it was “one of the most interesting jobs in the world.”
Stephen Bloom

Professor Bloom Selected for Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
The Society of Professional Journalists has chosen Stephen G. Bloom as recipient of the Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award. Bloom is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.

Funding Awarded for New Public Opinion Lab

Thursday, July 9, 2020
The Iowa Policy and Opinion Lab (IPOL) is a collaborative research group led by Professors Kajsa Dalrymple in Journalism and Mass Communication and Fred Boehmke in Political Science. Members of IPOL will collaborate to study policymaking and public opinion in Iowa.

Success Isn't Always What We Think

Thursday, July 9, 2020
John Pennington, a 1996 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has always had a knack for writing. As a child, Pennington was introduced to newspapers and received his first typewriter from his grandfather at eight-years-old.

Distinguished Alumni Award Winner will Join Hall of Fame this Fall

Friday, June 26, 2020
In a time of global crisis, namely the COVID-19 pandemic, communication is key. With a massive influx of information being disseminated through numerous outlets on a constant basis, transparency and accuracy are necessary. Cori Zarek, a 2001 graduate of the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, has built an impressive resume centered on sharing information.