Category Archives: Newspaper

Student copy editor needed for sport psychology journal

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) needs a student copy editor for Frontiers in Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Performance. The copy editor will perform the following tasks:

  • Copy editing
  • Professional article formatting (with provided Adobe InDesign template)
  • Sending formatted articles to Drake Cowles Library
  • Social media promotion of published works via Twitter

AASP, through its Foundation, will cover the student copy editor scholarship funds for the length of this contract.  Student copy editors will receive $1,250 per one-year contract. The contract runs from September 2019-September 2020.

To apply for the position please send a resume and cover letter to by Friday, March 15.


Scholarships from Alliance for Women in Media

The 2019 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) Scholarship Program is now accepting applications!  AWMF recognizes and supports future generations of women in media with nearly $20,000 in scholarships awarded annually, thanks to the generous help of our partners.  We are proud to provide deserving young women the opportunity to complete their education and meet their full potential.

To learn more about our scholarship opportunities and to apply, visit  Scholarship materials are due by April 23, 2019.


Applications open for 2019-20 student media leaders

Want to direct the campus conversation?

The Board of Student Communications is currently taking applications for leaders of Drake’s student media. You could be the editor-in-chief (EIC) of Drake Political Review during caucus season or the president of the Drake Broadcasting System, directing the content of KDRA 94.1 The Dog, coverage of the Drake Relays, and more. Applications for all BSC leadership positions—EIC of The Times-Delphic, Drake Mag, Drake Political Review, DUiN and Periphery, as well as president of Drake Broadcasting System—are due by 5 p.m. March 15. Please include a resume and cover letter discussing why you are suited to the position. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Jeff Inman ( and Journalism Senator Jessica Spangler ( If you have questions regarding the positions, feel free to email as well.


Preemptive Love Coalition looking for summer interns

Are you interested in pursuing peace and healing across enemy lines through humanitarian service and international entrepreneurship? Join the Preemptive Love Coalition in Iraq as a 2019 intern.

You will be an essential part of the Preemptive Love team, experiencing transformational love in a culture very different from your own. If selected, you will be required to raise a portion of funds to cover travel and living expenses. All applications must be received by March 15, 2019.

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Diversity in arts internship

Bravo Greater Des Moines was formed in 2004 by a collaboration of nine central Iowa local governments to provide reliable funding and leadership to the arts, culture and heritage community. This summer, Bravo Greater Des Moines will host Americans for the Arts’ (AftA) Diversity in Arts Leadership internship program (DIAL).  For nearly 20 years this has been a successful program in New York City.  By 2022, AftA would like to activate seven additional communities to adopt the program in order to expand access to those traditionally untapped for arts leadership around the country.  Des Moines is one of the first two national pilot sites.

Bravo’s goal is to match seven interns with host organizations in Greater Des Moines for summer 2019.

Applications are now open for interns interested in participating in DIAL this summer.  This is a paid internship ($4,500 for 10 weeks) and is a wonderful opportunity for students to make a difference in DSM.  The intern application can be found here:

 The intern application deadline is Feb. 13.


Fellowship promotes diversity in journalism

Named after the pioneering African-American investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship is designed to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests, to their work. Winners are chosen by an annual competition.

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship provides five reporters each year with a $12,000 stipend, plus $4,000 in bonus payments, and access to a Type Investigations editor who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting. The one-year fellowship also covers travel and other reporting costs associated with the project and the costs associated with attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in June, as well as a one-week data  bootcamp through the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting. Each fellow will also enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, professional mentoring, fact-checking, and assistance with story placement and publicity. The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable.

Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying the field of investigative reporting. The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists. Recent journalism school graduates, journalism students or journalism interns are eligible to apply, as are reporters in other fields seeking to pivot to investigative reporting. Applicants may be freelance journalists or journalists currently employed by a media outlet. 

The deadline for the 2019 application is March 1.

We are looking for reporters:

  • who have great story ideas, a passion for holding the powerful accountable, and an appetite for digging.
  • with the demonstrated ability to produce a narrative feature for print or broadcast.
  • who would relish the opportunity to closely collaborate with editors.
  • with the persistence, attentiveness to detail, and organizational skills to complete a major project within a set timeframe.

Fellows are required to publish or air their projects within one year of the start of the fellowship.  Each project produced during the fellowship must appear in a U.S. media outlet.

About Type Investigations (formerly known as The Investigative Fund): Type Investigations’ mission is to produce high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. We seek to bring underreported stories to light, cultivate diverse journalistic talent, and create a home for independent journalism that serves the public. We are dedicated to enabling independent investigative reporters to produce deeply reported journalism for a wide variety of print, broadcast and digital media outlets. We do this by providing freelance reporters with hands-on editorial guidance, institutional support and funds to cover their travel, time and other reporting costs.

Type Investigations projects have won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Emmy, the Polk, the National Magazine Award, the Scripps Howard Award, the IRE Medal, and the Hillman Prize.

About Type Media Center: A nonprofit media center, Type Media Center (formerly known as The Nation Institute) is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights. Its programs include Type Investigations; a bestselling book publishing imprint, Bold Type Books; the syndicated website TomDispatch; and Type Fellowships that support over 25 reporters every year.

TIPS: Before applying, we encourage you to check out investigations we have produced in the past at and also to do a thorough search for previous reporting related to your story idea. Please be clear about how your project has the potential to uncover or expose something new and have real world impact. If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ or email Alissa Figueroa at alissa[at]

Sign up for Iowa Caucus opportunities

Drake will host a nationally televised CNN Town Hall with Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday night, Jan. 28. CNN will be hiring student interns for the event.

If you are interested in working with CNN or any other political and media events during the spring semester, please visit to submit relevant information about yourself and your availability during the spring 2019 semester.  Even if you are not selected to work with CNN, your information will be maintained and provided to any other organization seeking interns.  There is no requirement that you work on any event – Drake will provide visiting organizations information about potential student interns, but the organization will make a final determination about who they wish to hire and any student is free to accept or decline an offer.