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What to Bring

Check the list below for the suggested equipment by each class. If you don’t have everything you need, not to worry. This is a suggested list from your instructors. Be on the lookout for an email directly from your instructor in the coming days leading up to camp. They like to hit the ground running, so be on your game and respond to their questions in a timely fashion – even if you’re sitting poolside waiting for camp to arrive.

What to Bring for Media Now Drake Classes

Design | Editors | Photo | Video | Web | Writing | Yearbook | Advising


  •   Camera (with batteries or charger; point-and-shoot or smartphone work for this)
  •   Cord to the camera to connect to the computer or memory card reader
  •   A few issues of your paper from the past year
  •   Something (paper, laptop, iPad) to take notes on
  •   Jump drive or CD or a Dropbox account, something to save or burn projects to

Editorial Leadership

  • A recording device to take notes with (batteries/charger)
  • A method of taking notes, recording ideas: laptop, iPad, notebook paper/pen. It’s recommended that it be electronic so it can be shared via Google Docs later, but isn’t required. [You will have access to computers and wireless.]
  • If you have them, please bring a copy of publication, copy of staff manual and copy of staff policies.


  • Camera (with charger and/or batteries)
  • Tripod (if you have one, not necessary)
  • Flash (if you have one)
  • Cables for camera (usb, firewire to upload images to computer, etc.)
  • Card reader for your specific camera card to upload to computer
  • Additional lenses (if available, not required)
  • Note taking device (laptop, iPad, paper/pen)
  • Recording device (can be phone)
  • USB Thumb Drive is ideal (or CD or something like a Dropbox account to burn/move files)

Video Storytelling & Editing

  • Camera (WITH charger and extra batteries if possible)
  • Tripod
  • Media for camera (e.g.-miniDV tape, SD card, etc.)
  • Card reader for media
  • Microphone for camera
  • Laptop (if you have one)
  • Editing software loaded on said laptops (if possible)
  • Headphones
  • Cables for your camera (i.e. – firewire, USB cables, etc.)
  • If you’re going to shoot on your iPhone, bring your connector cable, too.
  • Paper/Pen, iPad, laptop or something to take notes on

Writing (Advanced, Essentials, Sports Journalism)

  • Something to write/take notes on
  • Smartphone/Device for note taking, recording interviews, social media (live tweeting), etc.
  • Recording device (can be your smartphone)
  • Camera (can be your smartphone) and bring the cord to upload with
  • Logins for their social media accounts
  • Suggested but not required: A laptop computer. You will be in a lab, but if you have a laptop you can bring and work from, please do.


  • Copy of your most recent yearbook
  • Note taking materials
  • Passwords and account access to staff social media accounts
  • Work in progress (2018 theme, design plans and any type of inspirations or idea file)
  • Access to Dropbox or Google Drive 

Advising Publications

  • A mobile device like an iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphone, etc.
  • Something to write/take notes on
  • Recording device (can be phone)
  • Logins for their publication social media accounts
  • Camera (can be phone) and bring the cord to upload with
  • (Recommended, but not required) Earbuds, monopod or tripod, portable battery charger
  • (Recommended, but not required) Laptop

Web – SNO Site

Your instructors will be emailing you prior to camp to get further detail. PLEASE check your email over the following month leading up to camp.

  • Something to take notes with (pen/paper, iPad, laptop)
  • Login info for: 1) your web site, 2) Google analytics and 3) social media accounts
  • Login/Password information for FTP access, if you have this and have permission from your adviser [Don’t know what these are? Ask!]

MEDIA NOW DRAKE —- If you’re staying on campus, take note of the following.

Campers will be in a doubled in their room with bathrooms down the hall. A desk, chair, bed and trashcan will be provided in each room. There are lounge areas with TVs and plenty of space to gather and relax after the long days of mind-melting fun. Roommates will be assigned by request, school and then camp course selected.


What you need to pack for your stay in Morehouse Residence Hall (2803 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311):

  • Bedding (sheets, pillow, blanket)
  • Towel(s)
  • Toiletries & Personal items, comfortable walking shoes
  • Workshop materials (see the list for your specific course needs)