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Columbia Chronicle Again Brings Home Journalism Honors

The Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) named The Columbia Chronicle the best college newspaper in the state, and presented the paper with 18 other awards for various work in photographic, graphic, editorial and advertising content. The Chronicle also won first place for its 2013 Sex Issue in the Special Supplement category.

Alumni Spotlight: Katie Kather

Like many students in Columbia's journalism department, Katie Kather completed more than one internship while in school. She was at the Chicago Reader, then at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio for six months, and now works for Minnesota Public Radio.

Kather said that ever since she decided to pursue a career in journalism, she wanted to work in radio, and dreamed of being at WBEZ in some capacity.
“I like the culture of public radio,” she said. “I like using sound to enhance stories.”
Hear a sample of her work here.

Recent Work by Columbia Students, Faculty, Alumni

    Grads Getting Great Jobs -- in Journalism and Beyond

    Employers say Columbia's hands-on training and the variety of internships available in this news-rich city combine to produce graduates ready to be productive employees. And hiring in the industry is picking up. Examples of this include recent journalism grad Tony Merevick, who is a national reporter for Buzzfeed based in New York City, and several recent graduates working at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.

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