North Central College - Naperville, IL

The Chronicle

Build your portfolio without leaving campus by working on the College’s award-winning student newspaper, The Chronicle. You’ll learn the ropes of journalism from a faculty advisor who has worked for two national dailies and knows what it takes to produce a successful paper and multimedia news website. Students from various majors write, edit and photograph all content on a variety of topics for the bi-weekly paper.

You can also:

  • Earn academic credit and garner résumé-building experience.
  • Cross-train on a variety of skills, including photography, editing and design.
  • Enjoy access to high-profile campus guests. (Past visitors have included then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Hill Harper, Tavis Smiley, Common and Caroline Kennedy.)
  • Enter—and win!—state and regional competitions like the Illinois College Press Association contest.
  • Apply for a journalism scholarship as early as freshman year; annual awards range from $900 to $2,000.
Sports Editor, The Chronicle

As sports editor of The Chronicle, Kim has quickly become a better reporter and broadcaster. In addition to researching and writing her own articles, she coordinates brainstorming sessions and edits the work of other writers.

“I no longer fear approaching people to interview them or worry about asking the wrong questions,” Kim says.

An added bonus: When applying for internships and jobs, she says interviewers “like to see that I have writing experience on my résumé. They ask questions about what I’ve written for the paper.”   

Recently Kim landed an internship with the Chicago Slaughter professional indoor football team, where she helped with public relations, web writing and...

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