News & Updates
October 7, 2019
Meet with New York Times reps on campus Wednesday
Interested in working for The New York Times? Learn about The New York Times Newsroom Fellowship Program and the Student Journalism Institute on Wednesday, Oct. 9 .

Representatives from The Times will be available to discuss both programs at the following times:

  • 1-1:30 p.m. JLMC 302 (Lisa Munger's class), 008 Hamilton Hall. (Other students welcome.)
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.: Casual conversation with students, Hamilton Hall Commons. (All students interested welcome.)
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Visit with Iowa State Daily students, 2420 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014 (Other students welcome.)
  • 5-6 p.m.: Casual conversation with students, 172 Hamilton Hall

The Times is particularly interested in increasing student representation from the Midwest in its programs. The Student Journalism Institute is geared toward increasing diversity in journalism.

Kelly Winfrey will present the LAS Dean's Lecture on Oct. 10

When: Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Memorial Union Great Hall
What: Kelly Winfrey, an assistant professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, will discuss the unique challenges women candidates face and the communication strategies they use in their efforts to win over voters, in " Gender and Communication on the Campaign Trail ."
Fall 2019 PIE Testing Dates

Passing the Poynter Institute Exam (known in Greenlee as PIE) is a prerequisite for JL MC 201. The exam is offered as part of an online course, Iowa State University Language Primer Course Pack (Fall 2019), offered through Poynter's News University. Students must receive a score of 78 or above to pass the PIE.

Although you can work through the course and the practice drills from any browser,  you must take the exam in Hamilton Hall during a testing day for your score to count. You can only take the exam once per testing date.

Visit our website for more information and to learn how to sign up, study for and take the test.

Fall 2019 Testing Dates:
  • Friday, Oct. 11
  • Friday, Oct. 25
  • Friday, Nov. 8
  • Friday, Nov. 15
  • Friday, Dec. 6

The final exam will begin in Hamilton 10A or 10B on the hour between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Friday. Students do not need to sign up for a specific time. Students should arrive 10-15 minutes to log in to the exam.
Questions? See the FAQ section and study resources on our websit e . Other questions should be directed to Kelsie Poe at  or 101 Hamilton Hall.
Intern for The Wall Street Journal in London
The Wall Street Journal is seeking applications for a summer 2020 video intern in London. A recent Greenlee School alumna is part of the video team at the London bureau and would love to consider referring a standout Greenlee student (jr, sr or grad) for the position.

She writes: "We're a small video team in the London bureau, and the intern will be a full part of the team. They'll do a lot of editing and producing videos that'll be published on  and our social media platforms. There's a  reporting internship  in Europe as well.

"Interns are paid $900 a week, and I don't think it matters where they're living now, as long as they're willing to relocate to London for the summer. It's a really cool opportunity to experience Europe for the summer, work on international news and learn from the very talented journalists in our welcoming newsroom." 

If you're interested, contact Jeff Ames at by Oct. 14 to be put in contact with the alumna. (The deadline for referrals is Oct. 18.) Applications are open until Dec. 1.
Apply for the summer 2020 ASME Internship Program
Applications are now open for the Magazine Internship Program sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. This 10-week program places rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington.  The 2020 ASME internship program will run from May 27-Aug. 7.
Recent participants have worked at ESSENCE, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Men's Health, National Geographic, People, Rachael Ray Every Day, Women's Health  and more . Iowa State students have been selected in the recent past, interning with The Knot, The Forward and Inc. Magazine .
Applicants must complete their junior year before June 2020 and expect to graduate in spring 2021. Only full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 will be considered for an internship.
How to apply

The Greenlee School may recommend up to two students for the program. (Applicants recommended by journalism departments or career-guidance offices are given preference over students from the same school.) 
To be considered for an official Greenlee School nomination for the program, students must submit pdfs of their applications (all in one PDF, see list below) to Deb Gibson at by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 .
Applications must contain the following:
  • A completed application. To access the application, register on ASME's website and log in. Save, but do not submit your answers or pay the $40 processing fee at this time. Include the questions and your answers in the PDF you prepare for Deb.
  • A one-page cover letter (addressed to Sidney Holt, Executive Director, ASME) explaining why you are interested in magazine journalism; why you want to participate in the Magazine Internship Program; and what qualifies you to be an ASME intern. The selection committee wants to know how your course of study has prepared you to be an ASME intern and how you plan to use the skills and insights you gain from participation in the Magazine Internship Program not only to advance your career but to benefit the publications where you work your senior year 
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an educator who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an intern supervisor or employer who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A current resume
  • No more than 10 clips from a college newspaper or magazine or from a newspaper or magazine where you have interned or worked that demonstrate reporting skills as well as an interest in and knowledge of a range of topics
Greenlee School selections will be made the week of Nov. 18. You will be notified in time to upload and submit your complete application, including the Greenlee School's one-paragraph letter of nomination, and pay the $40 processing fee online before  ASME's official Saturday, Dec. 1 deadline .  

Learn more about the criteria, how interns are chosen by ASME, internship dates and finances/housing on ASME's magazine program website.

Questions? Contact Deb Gibson .
Win a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Apply for the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship by Dec. 1
The Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship recognizes Greenlee majors who exhibit extraordinary understanding of the responsibilities of covering the chief executive and the core principle of social responsibility that resides with journalists. The recipient receives $5,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital. Past recipients attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner . Applications are due Dec. 1. Learn more about the application criteria and guidelines. >>
Apply for 2020-21 Greenlee Scholarships
We see your ambition, your drive and your desire to make your mark, and we want to invest in your success. Because of the generosity of our donors, the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication awards over $100,000 in scholarships to its students annually.

Apply for Greenlee School scholarships, along with other scholarships available through Iowa State University, using  OneApp . You must complete the five designated Greenlee School questions in the LAS application portion of OneApp by the stated deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The Greenlee School scholarship selection committee will use the information available in OneApp as of the deadlines listed below for current undergraduate and transfer students:
  • Sept. 1, 2019: OneApp open to all current undergraduate and transfer students.
  • Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline for FAFSA filing for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • March 2, 2020 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for Fall 2020 current and transfer student scholarship applications.
BEA 2020-21 Broadcasting & Electronic Media Scholarships
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization, promoting insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. Scholarships available are as follows:

For study in ANY electronic MEDIA area:
  • Vincent T. Wasilewski Award - $4,000 (Graduate Students only)
  • Peter B. Orlik Award - $3,000
  • Richard Eaton Foundation Award - $2,500
  • BEA Founders Award - $1,500
  • Edward O. Fritts Award - $1,000

For Study toward a career in RADIO:
  • Abe Voron Award - $3,000
  • John Bayliss Award - $2,500

For research interest in BROADCAST HISTORY:
  • Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Award - $3,000 (Graduate Students Only)

For studies related to MEDIA TECHNOLOGY and INNOVATION:
  • PILOT Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships - $5,000 (current sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply)

Applications are due Oct. 14
Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Innovation Competition
What:  The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting a student development competition that allows interdisciplinary U.S. college students to come together to develop an app, prototype, program that could solve a journalism challenge. This year’s challenge is to create a program, tool or prototype for photo, video or audio verification. Deep fake videos, fabricated photos and audio are among the biggest challenges the news industry faces. Lawmakers have considered legislation against false images, but how long will it take for policies to be implemented and will they be able to solve the problem?
Who:  This year’s competition is open to  all U.S. college students . Typically teams come from various backgrounds including computer science, journalism and business. This year there must be at least one journalism or communications student on the team. 
Where:  Develop the idea from your school or university. If your team is selected as a finalist, you would come to the Missouri School of Journalism on Sat. Feb. 8 to present in front of a panel of industry judges and the public. 
When:  Students who plan to enter the competition have the next three months to build their tool, prototype or program.
Why:  1. Chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money
          2. Looks good on your resume.
          3. Your finished prototype could turn into a future business opportunity. 
How:  Find out more about the prizes, entry rules, eligibility requirements, contact info for all of your questions, as well as the judging criteria and timeline here: . Applications are due Dec. 1.
Ukraine study abroad course featured in LAS Link magazine
The latest issue of Link magazine features the experiences of Greenlee students who participated in the "Storytelling in Western Ukraine" study abroad course led by Associate Professor Deni Chamberlin in May 2019.
Clubs & Organizations

Join Veritas!

Calling all writers, photographers, graphic designers and communicators!

Veritas is currently looking for students to contribute to their next issue focused on the caucuses.

Veritas, Latin for truth, is a non-partisan publication that focuses on in-depth coverage of law and politics.

Our first meeting is October 16 from 12-1 p.m. in Hamilton Hall Room 172.

If interested or have any questions, please contact Olivia Benjamin,
Join the Advertising Club
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • December 4

Ad Club meets in 163 Hamilton Hall at 7 p.m.
Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at .
Around Campus
Let's Talk: A Conversation on How We Communicate About Science
When: Monday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union
What: Deborah Green worked for more than 30 years as an environmental and engineering geologist in consulting and industry. Today she applies her technical knowledge and experience to a writing career and has been recognized for her work in raising awareness in science and science communication as the 2018-19 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Applied Geology. In her talk, Green discusses connections between her work as a geologist, which aims to understand and convey the wonder of the landscape and the complexity of earth processes, and her fiction writing, which explores the complexity of human emotion and relationships through essays, stories, and poetry. More info >>>
Find Your Sports Analytics Niche
When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.
Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union
What: Sports entrepreneur, analyst, and philanthropist, Tiffany Kelly is a person who is looking to change the game. She is the CEO & Co-Founder of Curastory, an online marketplace connecting content curators to content buyers. She received her B.S in Sport & Recreation Management/Sports Analytics from Nova Southeastern University. Top 3 finalist for the open division: Hustle Difficulty Complex at the 3rd Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. More info >>>
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