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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...

Good news for student journalists: Your work matters

By Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

Somewhere in a U.S. classroom, there is a student who will one day break a news story that will change the world. Schools nationwide are training the up-and-coming voices in journalism, and some new legislative efforts are ensuring they are heard.The Missouri House of Representatives passed the Cronkite New Voices Act, a bill that would guarantee protections from censorship for student journalists in public high schools, u...

College suspends admissions to journalism master’s program

College suspends admissions to journalism master’s program

February 19, 2018

Columbia has decided to suspend admissions to the journalism master’s degree in order to re-work, improve and revise the program after its continuous enrollment decline. Suzanne McBride, chair of the Communication Department, said the program only received 10 applications for t...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

North Dakota journalism students are missing out

November 6, 2017

A Native-American professor at the University of North Dakota resigned after his multiple lecture series proposals about the controversial Dakota Access pipeline were shot down, stripping away exceptional educati...

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

November 6, 2017

The journalism, advertising and public relations programs in the Communication Department participated in program reviews Oct. 19–20 and await the final report. The programs were evaluated by external reviewers to ensure the programs remain up to date with curriculum, ...

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