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What is Amplify?

Amplify is The Daily Iowan‘s community page, focusing on topics and features surrounding culture within the Iowa City community. It looks to heighten voices within our audience, and provide an opportunity for our readers to engage with the DI



The Daily Iowan is accepting submissions for Amplify. We look for stories and art that discuss important topics surrounding identity or world events. Past issues have discussed topics such as the LGBTQ community, disability awareness, and more. We want to hear from you!


Submit a story or artwork for your chance to be featured! Stories should be around 600-800 words in length. Artwork should be submitted as a JPEG or PDF format. We are also willing to workshop with you prior to publication.


Unsure of what to talk about or need help coming up with a prompt? No problem! Reach out to Amplify Editor Meg Doster with questions or pitches [email protected].


Some prompts include:


How has your identity shaped your worldview?


What are some different challenges you have overcome?


What’s a topic you would like to see more of in The Daily Iowan?

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  • Friday, Dec. 9 11:30 a.m. Hawks of Color Social, University Capitol Centre
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14 3:30 p.m. Academic Interview: What to Expect, virtual
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 3:30 p.m. Latinx Council Monthly Meeting, virtual
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 10 a.m. LGBTQ Safe Zone: Phase I, virtual
  • Tuesday, Jan. 31 1 p.m. BUILD: Exploring the Influence of Implicit Bias, virtual

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Internal Committee

Dayanna Martinez-Soto

Hannah Pinski

Caleb McCullough

Meg Doster

Josie Fischels

Simone Garza

Isaac Goffin

Molly Milder

Lillian Poulsen

Chris Werner

Rylee Wilson

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