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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.
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.
“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
New G.O.P. Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States by Steven Yaccino, class of 2008
Illinois State Representative Proposes to Partner by Tony Merevick, class of 2010
- Chicago Public Radio
A Chicago Teen's Murder Goes Largely Untold by Patrick Smith - graduate student, journalism
- United Press International (UPI)
Juggling success and identity in Anywhere, America by Jackie Spinner - faculty
- Time Out Chicago
Lollapalooza coverage by Emily Ornberg - senior, journalism
- Maui Magazine
Before the First Hawaiians by Peter Von Buol - adjunct faculty
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.