Editors On Campus
SJMC students take the lead as magazine editors across campus.
WHAT: Print magazine focused on local art and culture issues with an emphasis on creativity.
WHEN: SJMC sponsored the first issue in Fall 2016 as an independent project with the Frank N. Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing.
WHY: “Fools got started when I realized Iowa really needed an outlet for students that would let them be themselves and be heard. We are about freedom, no ties, and no money. It’s about giving those without a voice, a voice,” Mary Mathis, editor in chief, Fools Magazine.
Her Campus Iowa
WHAT: Online magazine targeted to college women who are career-minded, fashionable, academically driven, and health-conscious.
WHEN: Harvard University students nationally launched Her Campus in September 2009; Her Campus Iowa was established in August 2010.
WHY: “It’s awesome to go to meetings and see girls excited to start on projects and inspire others with their ideas,” Sarah Nelson, editor in chief, Her Campus Iowa.
WHAT: Online magazine covering health, wellness, and food targeted to college students.
WHEN: Established in 2013 at Northwestern University, since then, they have expanded to have chapters at 200+ colleges and universities.
WHY: “I like being able to write about something I am passionate about and be with a group of people who have similar interests,” Carly Koemptgen, editorial director, Spoon University, University of Iowa chapter.
WHAT: Online magazine founded for young journalists to learn what it takes to run a lifestyle publication.
WHEN: Began spring 2016 as part of Ed on Campus.
WHY: “We are a small team, which makes us unique and better allows our distinct voice and vibe on campus to be heard. It’s so rewarding to see the members’ enthusiasm and their interest in getting more involved,” Maddie Clough, editor in chief, Verve Magazine/president, Ed on Campus.