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Editor's Note: Why I am not voting, but you should be

Editor’s Note: Why I am not voting, but you should be

February 23, 2020

In the coming weeks, I will not fill out an absentee ballot in the 2020 primaries. In early March, I will not head to the polls ahead of time. And on March 17, I will not wake up early to arrive at my...

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...

Alumni, faculty remember Steven Lattimore

Alumni, faculty remember Steven Lattimore

January 25, 2019

A journalism class shuffles outside into the cold, to some students' dismay, for a class assignment. “If you don’t want to do this, McDonald's is hiring,” said late broadcast journalist and adjunct professor Steven Lattimore, who passed away Dec. 22 at the age of 55. I...

Colleagues, students remember Steve Lattimore

Colleagues, students remember Steve Lattimore

January 4, 2019

The college community is mourning the recent death of alumnus, adjunct professor and longtime broadcast journalist Steve Lattimore, who passed away Dec. 20 at 55 years old. Lattimore received a bach...

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...

My farewell address

By Jeff Lyon

May 9, 2016

As many of you know, I will be leaving Columbia this June after 28 years. The memories I am taking with me are mostly good ones. I estimate that I have touched the lives of some 2,000 journalism students in that time, a source of great satisfaction to me. Many of them have gone on to successful media careers, and I hope I’ve played at least some small role in that success. Conversely, some may have gone into other prof...

Citizens unite for annual Chicago Humanities Festival

Gabriella Coleman's cover of her new book that she will be discussing on Nov. 8 at noon at the Benito Juárez Community Academy, South Laflin Street and West Cermak Road. A book signing will follow.


October 26, 2015

Citizens, by definition, are legally recognized subjects of a state or commonwealth. Anyone and everyone can claim that title. But what does it really mean to be a citizen? The Chicago Humanities Festival has...

Rihanna masters art of ‘rih-invention’

By Managing Editor

October 19, 2015

After more than a year of Rihanna teasing her new album under the moniker "#R8," it seems the singer's eighth album can finally be expected soon.On Oct. 8, Rihanna unveiled the cover art and title of her upcoming album, ANTI.The art, created by artist Roy Nachum, features a photograph of a young Rihanna with a crown covering her eyes. Superimposed over the image is a poem by Chloe Mitchel written in Braille. It's edgy, atmospheric...


H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

January 30, 2015

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the EverQuest and PlanetSide games, released its newest title, H1Z1, on Steam for Early Access play January 15.H1Z1 will be a free-to-play game after early acces...

LeAlan Jones Educates the Information Generation | The Columbia Chronicle

October 27, 2014

First year seminar students expected the visiting author of “Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago” LeAlan Jones, to speak about his book. Instead, he leaves that topic behind an...

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