The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) was thrilled to be a part of a program specifically targeting the next generation of Iowa newspaper professionals. The INF partnered with Media Now and Drake University to offer an in-depth media experience for Iowa high school students July 10-13.
Media Now was held at Drake University in Des Moines and provided students and advisers the chance to immerse themselves in a three-night, four-day journalism workshop. Participants engaged in hands-on projects and showcased them in a campus-wide awards ceremony to cap off the week. The experience offered an awesome opportunity to deep dive into honing journalism skills.
We are so grateful to INA member, Emily Barske, for taking the time to foster students’ excitement for journalism as an instructor this year!
This partnership has been made possible by the Chris Mudge Next Generation Fund, which was established in 2015, and is used to create an endowment to support the Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s dedication to fostering quality journalism education for future generations to come. Since the fund was established, donors have continued to contribute, allowing the INF to focus on youth programs that ensure our community’s future journalists are educated about the newspaper industry and encouraged to join its ranks.