The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: Can NU fix Fisk Hall?

November 12, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications alum, I applaud interim dean Charles Whitaker's goal to make the school's curriculum meet the needs of today's changing media landscape. But how can...

Srivastava: Hey journalists, be human

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of the first stories I made last year was for Anne Ford and Bill Healy’s “Introduction to Podcasting” class fall quarter. I was a freshman and determined to make something amazing. I recorded a story about my sister...

Letter to the Editor: Make Whitaker Medill’s permanent dean

May 20, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Medill alum, I'm delighted that Prof. Charles Whitaker will serve as interim dean after Brad Hamm steps down. But why not make Whitaker permanent dean to avoid a time-consuming and expensive national search for a successor?...

Alfaro: In journalism, never forget empathy

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Medill’s Facebook page published a few comments from first-year students on what they want to accomplish before graduating. Goals included meeting alum and ESPN journalist Mike Wilbon, working for Pitchfork magazine...

Closson: In Trump’s era of ‘fake news,’ student journalists should not be discouraged

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The federal government and Twitter have recently come to a clash. After the owner of an anonymous anti-President Donald Trump Twitter account claimed to be an employee of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services, U.S. Customs...

Soto: Student journalists should have better support for harassment

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I decided I wanted to go into journalism, I knew full well that this was a pursuit in which I wouldn’t be able to shy away from the comments people had about my work. My passions lie in discussing reproductive justice,...