Nichole Shaw is a storyteller at heart. A 2021 University of Iowa honors graduate with a B.A. in journalism and English on the publishing track, she prides herself on her ability to connect with people and tell the truth.

Her current work as an associate editor at Imagination Publishing in Chicago allows her to produce client content for a global audience on digital, print and social. In her spare time, she also contributes bi-monthly as a columnist for The Gazette in Iowa, critiquing backwards-thinking legislation and highlighting issues that affect marginalized communities.

Previously, she’s worked for the Chicago Sun-Times as a general assignment reporter, Off-Kilter Media as the editor and print editorial lead and The Daily Iowan as a columnist. Later, she served on The Daily Iowan’s Board of Trustees, SPI Board, as the only student board member, eventually serving as executive chairperson. She’s also worked for The New York Times SJI as a reporter, working with a special cohort of reporters to produce a multimedia package reflecting on the topics of race and police killings one year after George Floyd’s murder.

Nichole was also the communications director at Quill and Scroll, where she managed communications, web design, magazine production, and hosted their bi-weekly podcast THE SOURCE.

In all these positions, her mission has been to tell the stories of voices that often go unheard or ignored in mainstream media.