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When the spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 12, readers of the Northern Star will find the familiar printed issues of the student newspaper in bins across campus and town. However, as announced in the Star’s Dec. 8 issue, the newspaper is moving to a twice-weekly print schedule this semester. In between Mondays and Thursdays –...
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NIU’s student newspaper, the Northern Star, held its awards banquet and Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 10 in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The Northern Star Hall of Fame honors former students, advisers and friends of the newspaper who have significantly influenced the Northern Star, journalism and related fields, or who...
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Northern Illinois University’s independent student newspaper, the Northern Star, received numerous honors at the Illinois College Press Association’s awards luncheon Saturday, Feb. 22, in Chicago. For the second year in a row, the newspaper claimed second place in the association’s general excellence category, after Northwestern University’s Daily Northwestern. The Northern Star also took first and...
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The Northern Star indcuted six alumni into its Hall of Fame during a Saturday, March 2, banquet at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The Northern Star Hall of Fame honors former students, advisers and friends of the Northern Star who significantly affected the Northern Star, journalism or related fields, or who have otherwise received...
NIU alum and WGN feature reporter Marcus Leshock returned to his alma mater Thursday, Jan. 31, and visited with students from the Northern Star and Northern Television Center to answer questions pertaining to the world of print and broadcast journalism. See what the Emmy winner has to say about his career and what it’s like...
Gerould and Jewell Kern
Gerould W. Kern, senior vice president and editor of the Chicago Tribune, was named Illinois Journalist of the Year at the NIU Journalism Banquet, held April 27. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ journalism program in the Department of Communication also named Eileen Norris as the recipient of the 2012 Donald R. Grubb Distinguished...
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GradComm and the Northern Star will present “Shooting From the Hip: How Photojournalism is Reaching its Golden Age,” featuring Chicago Tribune staff photographer Scott Strazzante. The event takes place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Cavan Auditorium (Gabel Hall 126). Strazzante will speak  on his 25-year career at Chicago-area newspapers and the changes...
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As a public service in this presidential election year, the alumni board of NIU’s award-winning student newspaper, The Northern Star, will host an on-campus panel discussion featuring three prominent in-state media voices. Mark Brown of the Chicago Sun-Times, Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune and Bernie Schoenburg of the Springfield State Journal-Register will participate in the...
Kyla Gardner, Matt Liparota and Lauren Stott
Three student journalists from the Northern Star placed second in two categories at the 2011 National College Media Convention in Orlando, Fla. Managing Editor Kyla Gardner won second place in national News Story of the Year for her Feb. 11 investigative article about NIU’s Late Night Ride service. Using public records obtained through the Illinois...
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The Northern Star indcuted six alumni into its Hall of Fame during a Saturday, Feb. 26, banquet. The Northern Star Hall of Fame honors former students, advisers and friends of the Northern Star who significantly affected the Northern Star, journalism or related fields, or who have otherwise received acclaim based in part on experience gained...