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AP reporters reflect on their time at the DI

AP reporters reflect on their time at the DI

Brooklyn Draisey, News Editor November 26, 2018

Associated Press Reporters Ryan Foley and Grant Schulte only spent a couple of years at The Daily Iowan together, but they both made their mark on the publication and went on to make careers doing the...

Roger Thurow sits at a hotel in Kenya.

From the DI sports desk, to international reporting on hunger and malnutrition

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor November 12, 2018

University of Iowa alumnus Roger Thurow left Iowa City for a long and storied career with the Wall Street Journal; afterwards, the now 61-year-old journalist went on to pen three internationally renowned...

Political cartoonist Joe Sharpnack poses for a portrait at Joes Place on July 28, 2018. Sharpnack worked as a freelance political cartoonist for The Daily Iowan and was later inducted in the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Katina Zentz/The Daily Iowan)

Laughing in the face of ‘Fake News’

Brooke Clayton, [email protected] August 1, 2018

Joe Sharpnack headed to The Daily Iowan with a lifetime of political frustration culminating in the Reagan presidency, paired with a passion for drawing and storytelling. He was raised on a ranch...

The six living University of Iowa presidents are shown in the present day. Images by The Daily Iowan staff. Hunter Rawlings (top middle) by Robert Barker/Cornell University Photography.

University of Iowa history, told through the head Hawks’ eyes

Atop the Pentacrest rises a building that has outlasted the University of Iowa’s leaders. Structures have emerged around the historic Old Capitol and its golden dome — a shining beacon that still...

Stories of the world, frame by frame

Stories of the world, frame by frame

James Year, [email protected] May 4, 2018

David Guttenfelder is an internationally renowned photojournalist now working for National Geographic. After a stint at The Daily Iowan, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in journalism,...

DI alums use learned skills in law

DI alums use learned skills in law

Elianna Novitch, [email protected] April 27, 2018

Alumni of The Daily Iowan have gone on to pursue a variety of careers, all using skills they gained from their time at the newspaper. DI alums Heidi McNeil Staudenmaier, John Osborn, and Cori Zarek...

From the Daily Iowan to ESPN

From the Daily Iowan to ESPN

Andrew Donlan, [email protected] April 26, 2018

As Wayne Drehs paged through the Dallas Morning News sports page, a featured high-school football player caught his eye. Overstreet. There was something familiar about that name. David Overstreet Jr....

Brothers and DI alumni find success in news media, marketing

Brothers and DI alumni find success in news media, marketing

Isabella Rosario, [email protected] April 11, 2018

Brothers Sam and Joe Lane, four years apart in age, took different career paths after graduating from the University of Iowa. Sam is a reporter and producer at PBS “NewsHour” in Washington. Joe...

Daily Iowan alum Ann Williams bridges journalism and politics

Daily Iowan alum Ann Williams bridges journalism and politics

Madeleine Neal, [email protected] April 9, 2018

Ann Williams, a University of Iowa Class of ’91 alum and former reporter and section editor for The Daily Iowan, said working in a newsroom continues to help in her career as a state representative...

DI alum Glenn Townes remains passionate about journalism

DI alum Glenn Townes remains passionate about journalism

Elianna Novitch, [email protected] April 5, 2018

When asked what they want to be when they grow up, children’s answers can range from doctor or hairdresser to firefighter to superhero. For Glenn Townes, the answer was always “journalist.” From...

Former DITV sports reporter makes laughs for a living

Former DITV sports reporter makes laughs for a living

Sarah Stortz, [email protected] March 22, 2018

Performing on the Firebird stage in St. Louis, professional comedian Tom Garland is surrounded by a purple shadow with a satin red curtain behind him. Throughout his routine, Garland wears a white T-shirt...

A Daily Iowan alum prospers in various news careers

A Daily Iowan alum prospers in various news careers

Tessa Solomon, [email protected] March 6, 2018

Outside Leslie Yazel’s office window at Real Simple magazine — where last October she ascended as editor-in-chief — the Hudson River was obscured by snow. Along the East Coast, fierce winds felled...

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