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The Columbia Chronicle again has won national recognition for its excellent journalism. On Thursday, it received the coveted 2012-13 Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press Association in the non-daily category. Last spring, the paper won the SPJ’s 2012 Mark of Excellence Award as the best college weekly at a large school in the country.
Katie Kather, a graduate
student in Columbia's journalism department, recently completed a
six-month internship at WBEZ Chicago 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.
- The New York Times
Braced to Remake Itself, Detroit First Awaits Challenges to Bankruptcy Eligibility
by Steven Yaccino, class of 2008
- Chicago Public Radio
A Chicago Teen's Murder Goes Largely Untold by Patrick Smith - graduate student, journalism
- Chicago Sun-Times
A Bad Lesson in Democracy from Board of Education by Curtis Lawrence and Suzanne McBride - faculty members
- Time Out Chicago
Lollapalooza coverage by Emily Ornberg - senior, journalism
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.