Media Coverage

Media Coverage

More than 1,500 journalists visited Drake University prior to the Iowa caucuses, broadcasting on-campus events to a global audience. Reporters, producers, and on-air personalities were impressed with the character of our students, the beauty of our campus, and the personality of this community.



The Huffington Post

“It kind of goes to my head a little bit, going to school in Des Moines… The candidates are just so accessible.” — These Iowa students say Clinton won the debate, but it won’t change the race


National Public Radio

“My whole college experience is really kind of based around this year and this caucus. I’ve been at this school three years, and I’ve been involved in politics in Iowa. That’s pretty unique and exciting…” — Reflections on a campus visit


ABC World News Tonight

"We came to Drake University to ask that burning question: What the heck is a caucus?" — What the heck is a caucus


The Des Moines Register

“The benefits are so numerous it would be impossible to measure. Our banner is going to be flying on all these broadcasts.” — Drake University enjoying debate spotlight



“Isabella Barrett, 18, was practically in tears. She looked up at the podiums where Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley would be standing only a few hours later, and thought, ‘One day, I could be here.’” — Young political junkies move to Iowa, not Washington D.C. for college

Audio & Video

NPR “Going There” with Michele Martin - 11/10/2015

Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum - 1/11/2016


Photo Albums

Brown and Black Forum
Brown & Black Forum
What's a Caucus?
What's a Caucus?
Democratic Town Hall at Drake University
CNN Town Hall
Vote America with Ben Carson
BET/Vote America Now – Dr. Ben Carson
Iowa Caucus Night at Drake 2016
Caucus Night
Democratic Debate at Drake University
Democratic Debate Week at Drake
Yahoo! Digital Democracy Conference
The Yahoo Conference on Technology & Politics
#NPRYouthVote with MIchel Martin
NPR Presents: Going There with Michel Martin
CNN Focus Group at Drake University
CNN Debate Night Focus Group


All photos are available on Drake University's flickr page.


While Drake was mentioned more than 20,000 times across print, digital, and broadcast news outlets, much of the conversation took place on social media. Twitter played a particularly influential role in the presidential election cycle.

Live from Drake

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ABC News

Agence France-Presse

Al Jazeera (America, English, International)

ARD German TV

Associated Press

AP Television

Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BBC World News

Bipartisan Report

Bloomberg News

Boston Globe



CBS News

China Central Television


Corriere della Sera (Italy)

Dagsavisen (Sweden)

The Daily Show

Daily Telegraph of London

Danish Broadcasting Corporation

The Des Moines Register

Esquire Magazine

Expressen (Sweden)

Fox News Channel

Fuji TV (Japan)


Getty Images

Gray Television

The Guardian

Hearst Television

The Huffington Post

KBS (Korea)

Kongressen (Denmark)

Lee Enterprises

Los Angeles Times

McClatchy Newspapers

Media Matters for America

Media Research Center


The Nation

National Journal

National Public Radio

NBC News

The New York Times

NHK Japan Broadcasting

Nieuwsuur (The Netherlands)

Nippon Television (Japan)

Norwegian Broadcasting Corp.

Omaha World-Herald

Philadelphia Inquirer



RTR TV (Russia)

San Antonio Chronicle

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Sky News (United Kingdom)



Tokyo Broadcasting System (Japan)


TV2 Denmark


USA Today

Vox Media

Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post

Washington Times


Yahoo! Politics

Vote Griff