Write with us!

We’ve had a handful of contributors, but are always looking to expand both in number and department representation (diversity of approach). An ideal candidate is a strong writer (or wants to develop into one); reasonably proficient in quantitative analysis; and has an interest in any aspect of Denison, campus issues, and our student body. You do not have to be a DA or POSC major. You do not have to write about survey results.

OneTwentySeven has no deadlines and no minimum quotas – you just write whenever you can find the time and motivation for it. So the time commitment is entirely as much or as little as you want it to be.

Plenty of students have written just one article, while others have written much more. Moreover, most articles can be written over the span of a week or even less. We also encourage collaborations and co-authoring, which can help if you’re worried about time. The articles are not long – the target article length is 500-700 words, but there’s no minimum or maximum word count; we care more about telling a good story.

Getting started is super simple! Dr. Paul Djupe from the POSC department runs OneTwentySeven and edits everything we publish. Paul and Oliver Gladfelter are willing to help and guide you through every step of the process, which generally looks like this:

  1. Indicate an interest in writing
  2. Chat with people about data availability, questions, methods (the order actually varies quite a bit depending on the piece)
  3. Work to develop the hook and compose the data visualizations
  4. Write and edit with Djupe on google docs
  5. Publish! And then work to push it out on the social medias

Who can I talk to more about OneTwentySeven?

As the ‘editor-in-chief,’ Paul Djupe (djupe@denison.edu) is a great resource and definitely the person to go to with questions. For student perspective, you can also reach out to…

-Oliver Gladfelter (gladfe_o1@denison.edu)

-Eric Buehler (buehle_e1@denison.edu)

-Bobby Craig (craig_r1@denison.edu)

When’s the next survey going out? Can I add some questions to it?

Some combination of “we” distribute a survey to the entire student body once a semester. Our next one will go out hopefully in early February. If you have a question(s) you’d like to be included in the survey, email Dr. Djupe or Oliver about it and they’ll try and work it in.

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