The Argonaut has been serving the UI students, faculty and staff, as well as the Moscow community, since 1898. As an independent, student-run newspaper, the Argonaut is led by a student: the editor-in-chief.
For generations, Argonaut editors-in-chief have spent countless hours guiding and inspiring teams of their fellow student editors, reporters, photographers and designers. In recent years, the job responsibilities have expanded to match the demands of a 21st century newsroom, with a website and social media that reach thousands of readers alongside the weekly print edition.
The professional experience gained in the position has launched past editors-in-chief to incredible careers in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, nonprofit and corporate communications and beyond.
Argonaut editors-in-chief give an incredible amount of time and energy to their staff members and readers -- "majoring in Argonaut," as some of our alums like to say. A scholarship allows them to focus on their work, helping relieve the pressure to take on another part-time job or pile up additional student loans.
Our goal of raising $10,000 will help us build an endowment that will provide a scholarship for every Argonaut editor-in-chief in the future.
Your gift to the Argonaut Editor-in-Chief Scholarship Fund ensures that editors for years to come will have the support they need.
Want to learn more about the Argonaut, the editor-in-chief's role or how we'll use your gift? Email Student Media adviser Tara Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.