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Nichole Shaw is a 2021 honors graduate of the University of Iowa, where she studied journalism and English on the publishing track with a keen interest in issues of social and racial justice, particularly as it concerned diversity, equity and inclusion. She is the editor of Off-Kilter Media and a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, in addition to her work as Gazette fellow. She has worked at The New York Times, The Daily Iowan, Fools Magazine, VERVE Magazine, the National Association of Black Journalists’ NURU, Quill and Scroll, Public Space One/the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UI. In all these positions, her mission has been to tell the stories of voices that often go unheard or ignored.
Latest Articles by Nichole Shaw
Staff Columnists Apr. 30, 2023 6:00 am40d ago
I initially became involved in journalism as a logical option for the interests I had throughout my life. I have …
Staff Columnists Apr. 16, 2023 6:00 am54d ago
Amidst the anti-LGBTQ+ upheaval, it’s important to understand that gender is an expression. And as Americans, everyone has the right to express themselves in the way they see fit, so long as it doesn’t cause harm
Staff Columnists Mar. 26, 2023 6:00 am75d ago
Trans people have been here. They are here today. They exist and they are entitled to the same basic human rights as the rest of us.
Staff Columnists Feb. 26, 2023 6:00 am103d ago
Even one instance of uttered hate speech against an individual can have detrimental, long-lasting effects on a person’s stability and ability to navigate life normally.
Staff Columnists Feb. 12, 2023 6:00 am117d ago
The introduction of Senate File 167 is dangerous — not only to children, but in the encouragement of hard labor at earlier ages for the sake of filling worker shortages
Staff Columnists Jan. 30, 2023 9:55 am130d ago
Iowans must combat unsafe drug use with awareness and bold intervention.
Staff Columnists Apr. 10, 2023 11:04 am60d ago
A love letter to readers and a pledge to the power of journalism.
Staff Columnists Dec. 25, 2022 6:00 am166d ago
Antisemitism is on the rise once again. It’s time to do what we can to learn from the past and reach toward a brighter future—one without hate
Staff Columnists Dec. 11, 2022 6:00 am180d ago
Hate speech is on the rise in the United States, as is antisemitism and homophobia with the downpour of anti-LGBTQ …
Staff Columnists Dec. 8, 2022 7:40 am183d ago
Gov. Reynolds certainly has the power and resources to influence lawmakers on child care budgeting. Instead, she’s just choosing not to.
Staff Columnists Dec. 8, 2022 7:39 am183d ago
Do not give up. The power of the American people is extraordinary, especially when they use their voice to collectively demand change.
Staff Columnists Oct. 27, 2022 2:42 pm225d ago
Get over yourself. For white people, so-called “racism” is about hurt feelings. For people of color and Indigenous folks, it’s about dying.
Staff Columnists Oct. 27, 2022 2:41 pm225d ago
Stop queerbaiting. For those of you that don’t know, queerbaiting is a marketing technique used to make consumers believe the …
Staff Columnists Oct. 27, 2022 2:40 pm225d ago
Those who are most in need of student loan debt relief cannot rely on a leader who’s unwilling to invite change for a more fair, sustainable future
Staff Columnists Oct. 27, 2022 2:39 pm225d ago
It’s the question that’s haunted me for much of my life