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Editor’s Note: Is objectivity possible when it comes to human rights?

Editor’s Note: Is objectivity possible when it comes to human rights?

October 19, 2020

As a journalist, I think about objectivity constantly and I strive to not let parts of my identity restrict my ability to report without bias. On the first day of "Introduction to Journalism" in col...

Column: With gratitude and warmth, goodbye

Column: With gratitude and warmth, goodbye

September 30, 2020

I've seen plenty of people come and go during my 20 months at the Chronicle. From regular staffers popping in and leaving as opportunities arise and situations change, to fellow members of management ...

Chronicle, Columbia alum Chris Coates awarded Editor of the Year in Illinois

Chronicle, Columbia alum Chris Coates awarded Editor of the Year in Illinois

September 25, 2020

Late one Friday night a few months ago at the Herald & Review, Chris Coates worked until midnight to prepare stories for the weekend. Coates, the Central Illinois news editor for Lee Enterprises...

Editorial: The Lorax speaks for the trees, but who speaks for climate change coverage?

Editorial: The Lorax speaks for the trees, but who speaks for climate change coverage?

September 17, 2020

Tropical storms Sally and Vicky became the earliest S- and V-named storms on record this September. This occurrence is just another natural disaster amplified by human-made climate change and it ne...

Editors' Note: Journalists are documenting history, let them do their jobs

Editors’ Note: Journalists are documenting history, let them do their jobs

June 8, 2020

While broadcasting and covering a peaceful protest in Minneapolis, Canadian field correspondent Ali Velshi and his MSNBC camera crew were shot at with rubber bullets and tear-gassed by police. Linda Tir...

Editor’s Note: This is our first draft of history. Let it have a good ending

Editor’s Note: This is our first draft of history. Let it have a good ending

May 11, 2020

A common discussion in our newsroom for at least the past two years has been the value and role of the weekly print edition as we produce a steady stream of digital content throughout the week. It...

Editor's Note: It’s time to get over fake news phobia

Editor’s Note: It’s time to get over fake news phobia

March 8, 2020

Standing in the back of The Promontory, a Hyde Park restaurant, leaning against the bar with my legal pad and recorder out, I listened carefully to prominent Chicago politicos discuss the Super Tuesda...

Opinion: It is OK to pause the hustle

Opinion: It is OK to pause the hustle

By Justin Anderson, Photojournalist

January 25, 2020

Bright blue light drowns out a darkness that should otherwise engulf the room at an early hour like this. Two sets of hands furiously type away—one on a class assignment, the other on a personal project...

Column: Stepping through the Chronicle doors led to the world of journalism for this young reporter

Column: Stepping through the Chronicle doors led to the world of journalism for this young reporter

January 17, 2020

I’ll never forget walking through the second floor hallway of 33 Ida B. Wells Dr. for the first time. I was 19-years-old and touring the communications department with my mom and other potential stu...

The Chronicle takes you behind its story of ‘Confusion surrounds composting initiatives.’

October 4, 2019

Through her reporting efforts, News Editor Kendall Polidori found that many faculty, staff and students were confused on how composting initiatives were carried out on campus, especially within the city...

Editor's Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

January 28, 2019

In April 2018, student newsrooms nationwide used #savestudentnewsrooms to advocate for student journalists and stress the importance of campus media. The campaign was launched in response to several problems...

Chicago, the puppetry capital of the world for 11 days

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival astounds audiences Jan. 17-27.

By Kendall Polidori

January 25, 2019

With more than 100 performances and 24 shows and events from 10 different countries, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival hits the city for its third year this month, with Columbia once again par...

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