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The Drake SJMC Podcast

The Drake SJMC Podcast

By SJMC Podcast

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications teaches students how to tell stories and over the years it has been filled with stories itself. In this podcast, Chris Snider and Taylor Vos talk to everyone, from current students to alumni to professors, to share their stories about the SJMC.

In this first season, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the School of Journalism. We will listen to stories of traditions and changes.

Join us every Wednesday as we open up the SJMC storybook and share some of those tales with you.
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S2E2 - Paul LeFort - Radio/TV grad working at Nielsen

The Drake SJMC PodcastNov 18, 2021

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S2E4 - Jazlin Coley-Smith - PR grad working at Drake University

S2E4 - Jazlin Coley-Smith - PR grad working at Drake University

Jazlin Coley-Smith (JO ’19) in Public Relations is the director of Equity and Inclusion at Drake University. Listen to her story how she navigated difficult conversations and the Americorps role through Community and Engage Learning to land her position as the director of Equity and Inclusion in Des Moines.
Dec 03, 202117:16
S2E3 - Katie Martin - Advertising grad working at 72 and Sunny

S2E3 - Katie Martin - Advertising grad working at 72 and Sunny

Katie Martin (JO ’10) in Advertising is the brand director for the NFL account at 72 and Sunny. Listen to her story to learn how she began at an agency in Des Moines and moved to a larger agency in Los Angeles.
Nov 23, 202110:03
S2E2 - Paul LeFort - Radio/TV grad working at Nielsen

S2E2 - Paul LeFort - Radio/TV grad working at Nielsen

Paul LeFort (JO ’91) in Radio and TV is the director of Sales and Development for Nielsen. Listen to his presentation on “The Audience is Everything” and how to apply data to all aspects of storytelling. Paul lives near Los Angeles.
Nov 18, 202129:33
S2E1 - Raquel Rivera - PR grad working at Amazon

S2E1 - Raquel Rivera - PR grad working at Amazon

Raquel Rivera (JO ’15) in Public Relations is a human relations manager at Amazon. Listen to her story how she worked with her Drake University adviser to develop a major in PR and concentration in Human Relations to find her perfect fit to launch into her positions at Amazon in Phoenix.
Nov 10, 202122:49
What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking?

You've heard a lot about design thinking, so let's learn about it! If you're a Drake student, keep your eyes on the SJMC social media for more information about signing up the future of journalism meeting. It will be on February 22nd at 10 am in Meredith. (And they'll feed you)
Feb 12, 202013:11
The Iowa Caucus Project!

The Iowa Caucus Project!

Did you know that there's a class on campus that covers the Iowa caucuses? Well, you do now! Join us this week with John Hirl and Avery Van Den Berg, two students from the class, as they talk about how Drake is pretty much the best place in the country to learn about politics and political communication. Find out more about the project and see their work at iowacaucusproject.com. Are you an SJMC alum interested in being on the show? Feel free to email us at sjmcpodcast@gmail.com. We'd love to have you join us in the studio.
Nov 21, 201914:13
Risen from the Res Halls with John August

Risen from the Res Halls with John August

Award-winning screenwriter, John August, sits down with the SJMC Podcast to talk about his time at Drake, what's changed, and what it's like to make movies. 
Oct 30, 201918:01
Back to the Feud-ture with Rachel James and Adam Heater

Back to the Feud-ture with Rachel James and Adam Heater

Join us this week as we talk to Rachel James, the editor-in-chief of the Times-Delphic, and Adam Heater, the president of Drake Broadcasting System, both current students in the SJMC. We ask questions like "Is there a feud between the TD and DBS?", "Is there a future for Drake's SJMC students?", and "Are the dorm showers as gross as you think?". The answers may surprise you. 
Oct 02, 201919:17
From Bike Rides to Brand Launch with Emily Steele

From Bike Rides to Brand Launch with Emily Steele

When Emily's senior year came along, she didn't know quite where to go. But after a cross-country bike ride, Emily found her footing. She went working with Ameri-corps to starting POP UP YOGA DSM to building up FemCity Des Moines and now on to creating a new company called Brand Launch. Emily has built up her nest of Hummingbirds to help businesses blossom in Des Moines. If you want to learn more about her work, visit her website https://www.emilyasteele.com/ 
Sep 25, 201922:47
Newscasts and New Fields with Eduardo Zamarripa

Newscasts and New Fields with Eduardo Zamarripa

Chris and Taylor talk to Eduardo Zamarripa, a News Internet major who graduated in 2012. Eduardo began his career by putting together a weekly newscast and recording Oskalooska City government meetings. He has since worked his way up through Musco Lighting into his current position in soccer marketing development. Listen as Eduardo calms Taylor's fears about Capstone, gives advice about how to not be "That Guy", and introduces us to a major company no one has heard of.
Sep 18, 201915:42
Better Homes and Body Art with Allison Vancura

Better Homes and Body Art with Allison Vancura

Allison Vancura joins Chris Snider and Taylor Vos to talk about her career working with the Meredith Corporation. Having graduated from the SMJC in 2011 with degrees in Magazine Journalism and Graphic Design, Allison has worked at Meredith for 9 years in multiple roles. Listen as she talks about some of her favorite projects, relives her Personal Experience Essay, and gives advice to those interested in a magazine career. 
Sep 11, 201919:09
A Year in Preview with Kathleen Richardson

A Year in Preview with Kathleen Richardson

Dean of the SJMC, Kathleen Richardson, shares some of the many upcoming events for the 2019-2020 school, including details of the Centennial Celebration (just remember Meredith Hall Pub Crawl). Plus KR tells one her favorite stories of working on the Times-Delphic that includes the old tradition of streaking down Forest Ave. 
Sep 04, 201911:23
SJMC Podcast: The Trailer

SJMC Podcast: The Trailer

After a hundred years of the School of Journalism, there are so many stories to tell. This trailer is a brief introduction into what the SJMC Podcast is all about. Make sure to subscribe on your favorite listening platform to get notifications for when we upload every week.
Aug 28, 201900:43