The Iowa State Daily is on to bigger and better things. Last December, the student-run newspaper parted ways with its original home in Hamilton Hall and settled into a brand new Campustown office.
The new headquarters, which cover nearly 8,000 square feet, is fully equipped with a photo and video studio, editing suite, a board and conference room, a shared classroom space, offices for professional staff, as well as a completely open floor plan for the newsroom and Model Farm creative agency.
Iowa State Daily Editor-in-Chief Emily Barske is excited to see how the new space affects collaboration and innovation.
“We wanted to bring people into the newsroom so they can be a part of all projects, not just when they have an assignment,” said Barske. “Now we have a place to put them.”
The new space, located above the CVS on the corner of Welch and Lincoln Way and a new Fuzzy’s Taco Shop that opened last September, is a dream realized for Daily alumni who relied on delivery options and Vend-o-Land to get through nightly production.
Other Iowa State occupants of the Kingland building’s second floor include University Relations, the ISU Foundation’s phone center and the Offices of Institutional Research, Responsible Research and Research Integrity.