Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication participate in many student groups, including local chapters of national organizations. See the Student Publications and Projects page for more information on student creative work.

Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a national pre-professional organization aimed at developing future PR professionals. There are more than 10,000 members in over 300 chapters throughout the nation. You can learn more about PRSSA here.

Fools Magazine

Fools Magazine is a semiannual print magazine founded by UI alum Mary Mathis in 2016. The Iowa City-based publication focuses on literature, food, and culture, and is a collaborative effort with many creatives. Learn more about submitting work to Fools Magazine.


Zealous is an editorial magazine dedicated to making an impact through art, fashion, storytelling, photography, and all forms of creativity. Zealous strives to provide an inclusive creative outlet for students looking to get hands-on experience in the magazine and media industry. Journalists, photographers, graphic designers, artists, copy-editors, and anyone eager to make a difference in the world are encouraged to contribute to Zealous.

Online News Association

The Online News Association (ONA) is the world's largest association of digital journalists. The group focuses on interactive and emerging media for journalists, non-fiction storytellers, and information designers. 

Ed on Campus

Ed on Campus is a college chapter of Ed2010, a group that brings together magazine journalists who are looking to score their dream job in magazines and publishing. 

Kappa Tau Alpha

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists; The University of Iowa chapter was cited as one of the top three student chapters in the nation. 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals; University of Iowa collegiate chapter exists to give students the resources, experience and knowledge to impact their community now and into the future through storytelling, media outreach, and strategic communications. Learn more about joining.