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What is VERVE?

Ed On Campus and VERVE magazine members visit Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, IA.

VERVE magazine is the first-of-its-kind online publication produced by University of Iowa students. We seek to produce content that is energetic and original. Born from the student organization, Ed on Campus, VERVE was founded as a place for young magazine journalists to learn about what it takes to run a magazine and produce lifestyle content that boldly represents all that the University of Iowa and Iowa City have to offer. From concert reviews and restaurant ratings to political opinions and personal travel essays, VERVE wants to showcase the talent of young journalists without the topic constraints often seen with traditional print newspaper journalism. While we are a publication run by college journalists, our content seeks to dig deeper than mainstream college news sources and will always strive to produce content that is not only entertaining but also meaningful.

What is Ed on Campus?

Ed on Campus Iowa is a student organization of aspiring magazine journalists. A college chapter of the national organization ED2010, Ed on Campus Iowa works to give young writers all the tools they need to be successful in the magazine industry. As an organization, we Skype with editors to give students one on one time to ask questions, run skills and professional workshops (like “How to Start Your Blog” and “Acing the Cover Letter”) and take trips to Meredith Corporation in Des Moines in the fall and New York City in the spring to give students time to immerse themselves in the mag world. The only thing Ed on Campus lacked at the UI was an actual magazine to write for, thus VERVE was born.

Interested in Ed? Shoot us an email at edoncampusiowa@gmail.com