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IMC Online Students Visit Campus for IMC Leadership Class

More than 30 IMC Online students traveled from across the world to meet on Medill’s Evanston campus during the 2016 IMC Leadership Week, featuring class lectures, guest speakers, group assignments, leadership workshops and networking opportunities.

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Medill students report on the threat of global infectious disease

“The Perfect Storm,” a project by seven graduate students reporting under the Medill National Security Reporting Project and published by VICE News, details how the U.S. government allowed gaping holes in an early warning system designed to respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

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NABJ Midwest Student Spring Summit hosted at Medill

Medill’s award-winning chapter of NABJ hosted the 2016 Midwest Student Summit in April. They brought in industry experts including Robert Samuels of the Washington Post, Todd Johnson of The Grio and Kierna Mayo, Editor-In-Chief of Ebony Magazine.

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Medill celebrates 2016 Hall of Achievement honorees

Medill selected six alumni to be inducted into the 2016 Hall of Achievement this year. Four accepted their awards in-person at a ceremony on May 12 at the Chicago History Museum. Among the winners are three Pulitzer Prize winners, a top marketing executive from Samsung, the Washington bureau chief of the New York Times and an ESPN Radio host.

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MSJ student reports on LGBT and women’s rights in South Africa

In February, current graduate journalism students traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 8 different trips across the globe and U.S. during a one-week hiatus from class. Hear from Alexandra Whittaker (MSJ16) about how the trip opened her eyes to new ways to consider race, privilege, ethics and culturally sensitivity while reporting in an international location, and what it was like meeting South African dignitaries like Justice Edwin Cameron.

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MSJ students cover drug abuse in San Juan, Puerto Rico

In February, current graduate journalism students reported from Puerto Rico as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 8 different trips across the globe and U.S. during a one-week hiatus from class. Raquel Zaldivar (MSJ16) talks about reporting from the San Juan neighborhood of La Perla on “heroin use and abuse” and the island’s future.

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MSJ students in Argentina report in Spanish

In February, current graduate journalism students traveled to Argentina as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 8 different trips across the globe and U.S. during a one-week hiatus from class. Haydee Clotter (MSJ16) reported in Spanish about sweatshops and forced labor – hear more about her experiences in Buenos Aries.

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Medill launches new Chicago space steps from Navy Pier, Lake Michigan

Students, faculty and staff move into the new Medill Chicago – an innovative, high-tech facility where those studying journalism and integrated marketing communications can collaborate in the backyard of top companies and leaders in both industries.

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IMC Online students reflect on their ‘biggest surprise’ of the program

Students considering an online master’s program often wonder how online learning compares to on-site learning. When we asked IMC Online students to share their biggest surprise of the program, many of them talked about the ease of connecting virtually and how the IMC Online program fosters collaboration.

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Atlantic EIC James Bennet discusses the future of magazines with Medill students

James Bennet has highly developed thoughts on the role of the Atlantic, print and online, in the future of magazines. His insight on innovation in the industry showcases his skills as an editor and marketer, all while making him the type of journalist Medill students can admire. He talked with Charles Whitaker in a packed MFC Forum.

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MSJ students in Pakistan work with local news organizations to publish video, print content

In February, current graduate journalism students reported from Pakistan as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 12 different trips across the globe during a one-week hiatus from class. Michael Bacos (MSJ16) talks about working with journalists at news organizations like Express TV and City 42 in Lahore, and how classmates even reported in Urdu to make their stories more impactful.

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Seth Redmore discusses the future of online marketing with IMC grad students

Seth Redmore of Lexalytics is working on tone and sentiment analysis software that is being used by online marketers to gauge consumer interest and hone marketing techniques. The software is reading your tweets and deciding how much you love your latest gadget. It’s the future of online marketing, and Medill IMC students got to hear all about it.

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Medill graduate journalism students interview 2016 presidential candidates in Iowa

In February, current graduate journalism students traveled to Iowa to cover the Iowa Caucuses as a part of Medill Explores, an initiative where MSJ students traveled on 12 different trips across the globe during a one-week hiatus from class. Hear from Caroline Kenny (MSJ16) what reporting from the front lines of politics was like and how the experience helped her hone her journalism skills.

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Magazines are Dead, Right? Hearst’s Linda Frisone Gamber Dispels the Myth

Magazines are dead. We’ve all heard the rumor – but is it true? Not according to Linda Frisone Gamber, Hearst Integrated Media’s group advertising director. She dispels the myth in a visit to Medill IMC’s Media and Message Delivery class with data showing magazines are here to stay.

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Student-run talentQ focuses on marketing and technology

Top marketing leaders like Starbucks SVP of Marketing Terry Davenport (MSA82) joined with IMC students, faculty, alumni and staff to discuss the convergence of marketing and technology at the 2015 talentQ Expo.

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New Northwestern space fosters innovation

The Garage, a new space dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship, is available for Medill students to collaborate with Northwestern peers across disciplines.

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Medill welcomes alumni back to campus this weekend

Celebrate homecoming with us! Our Dean’s Reception is Friday, Oct. 16 from 3:30-6 p.m. in MFC and our tailgate for the game is Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9-11 a.m. in the Manufacturer’s News parking lot.

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New IMC initiatives connect insights from consumer data

Founded by Medill IMC, the Omni-Channel Initiative and the Retail Analytics Council further establish the IMC program in leading insight and analysis into customers, purchase behavior and marketing solutions.

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Q/A: Advice from Medill grads turned marketing professors

The importance of data, consumer-centric marketing and strategic analysis have struck a chord with three Medill graduates-turned-professors who now pass along their knowledge to students at Northwestern University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Kentucky.

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Northwestern Launches MOOC Specialization

Five-course series offered through Coursera will teach entrepreneurs, executives, and marketing professionals how to manage, measure, and monetize social media marketing programs.

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Medill NABJ named Student Chapter of the Year

The Northwestern student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists has earned national honors as Student Chapter of the Year as a dynamic group of student leaders revitalized the group to serve its members, Medill and the larger Northwestern community.

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Graduate students report live from business journalism conference

Lecturer Ceci Rodgers collaborated with the executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers to set up a student newsroom, giving Medill students an opportunity to showcase multimedia reporting skills and network with top professionals.

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Medill students create documentaries on issues close to home

Students in Assistant Professor Brent Huffman’s undergraduate and graduate documentary filmmaking classes spent ten weeks this spring quarter planning, filming and editing documentaries on social, political and cultural issues in Illinois.

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Teaching teens to be journalists

Medill lecturer Sarahmaria Gomez and undergraduate students work with Chicago teens to foster skills in writing, editing and multimedia journalism.

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AP’s Kathy Gannon honored with medal

The 2014 winner of the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism is Kathy Gannon, a correspondent for the Associated Press who has spent more than 20 years covering the Middle East.

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Medill faculty teach second Content Strategy MOOC, live June 1

On June 1, 2015, Northwestern will launch the latest online Content Strategy Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in a series of three. “Expanding Your Content’s Impact and Reach” will feature modules taught by former Medill Dean John Lavine and faculty members Candy Lee, Randy Hlavac, Emily Withrow, Zach Wise, and Rich Gordon.

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Andrew Stroth talks representing Dwyane Wade, Michael Vick, Donovan McNabb

Integrity and strong personal relationships are key to a successful career in sports marketing, according to Andrew Stroth of Impact Talent Associates. Stroth spoke with Medill IMC students about his career, and answered questions about breaking into the sports marketing industry.

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Medill students report from Chile through global initiative

Medill BSJ and MSJ students had the opportunity to travel to Santiago, Chile, to report live from the Colchagua Valley on its culture, people, and traditions. Hear from Lizet Alba (BSJ16) on what she calls one of the “most unique learning opportunities” she’s ever had.

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David Barstow (BSJ86)

David Barstow, a senior writer for The New York Times, has won three Pulitzer Prizes for stories exposing corruption in government and industry. We are honored to induct Barstow into our Medill Hall of Achievement.

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George R. R. Martin (BSJ70, MSJ71)

Millions of fans tune into HBO each week to watch “Game of Thrones” and briefly inhabit the fantasy world created by novelist George R. R. Martin. We are honored to induct Martin into our Medill Hall of Achievement.

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James Risen (MSJ78)

Investigative journalist James Risen has covered some of the most important stories of the past two decades for news organizations like The New York Times, won a Pulitzer Prize and is an esteemed author. We are honored to induct Risen into our Medill Hall of Achievement.

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Patty Blackburn (BSJ74, MSJ76)

Patricia (Patty) Lee Blackburn has more than 30 years of award-winning corporate communications experience for Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, accounting, and banking sectors. We are honored to induct Blackburn into our Medill Hall of Achievement.

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Jack Modzelewski (MSJ80)

Jack Modzelewski has spent more than 30 years in public relations using the skills he learned at Medill to advocate for brands, to solve business problems and grow companies internationally. We are honored to induct Modzelewski into our Medill Hall of Achievement.

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Nancy Utley (BSJ77, MSJ78)

As president of Fox Searchlight pictures, and previously as president of marketing, Nancy Utley has led the company to three Oscars for Best Picture. We are honored to induct Utley into our Medill Hall of Achievement.

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Behind Medill IMC’s Professor Malthouse —“Every student loves Ed!”

Professor Ed Malthouse has been awarded the IMC Teacher of the Year award five times in his career at Northwestern, and Medill IMC students adore his teaching methods and sheer passion for statistics. Learn more about Ed in this faculty profile.

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Medill IMC brings Retail Analytics Executive Development Program to campus

The Retail Analytics Executive Development Program is a two-day event June 10-11 organized by the Retail Analytics Council, an initiative that combines leading experts from our IMC department, Northwestern University and the Platt Retail Institute. The event is on-site at Northwestern and features presentations on using analytics to develop customer-driven retail solutions from leading industry experts and IMC faculty.

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Sports program students network in Orlando

Students visited professional sports teams, the Golf Channel and ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, and attended a spring training matchup and an NBA game.

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Seven alumni honored by Medill

Medill honored seven alumni this year through the Alumni Merit Award and the Hall of Achievement awards. Among the alumni being recognized are two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, presidents of two companies, a corporate communications executive, an award-winning television producer and an internationally acclaimed best-selling author whose work was adapted into HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series.

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Students travel to Qatar, Argentina, Pakistan, Nicaragua, South Africa

BSJ, MSJ and IMC Certificate students embarked on global trips across the world over their spring breaks. The experiences, sponsored by Medill, exposed students to different cultures where they interviewed local residents for projects, visited historical landmarks and learned new communications methods.

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IMC Lecturer Tom Hayden tells students to dive into data

Lecturer and IMC Certificate Program Director Tom Hayden is a favorite among students, with courses designed to be thought-provoking and interactive. Learn more about Hayden in this faculty profile.

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IBM’s Scott Oliver talks Big Data analytics with Medill IMC students

Big data analytics is a massive new field with significant applications for marketing and communications. Companies are just starting to understand the potential of processing this information—said Scott Oliver, SEO specialist at IBM, to students in Lecturer Randy Hlavac’s IMC 482 Digital, Social, Mobile Marketing class.

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Call for entries: James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism

The Medill Medal is awarded to the individual or team of journalists working for a U.S. based media outlet who best displays moral, ethical or physical courage in the pursuit of a story or series of stories. There is a $5,000 prize associated with the award. We encourage all journalists to submit articles written in 2014, or nominate a peer to do so, before March 30.

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Navistar execs talk internal communications with IMC graduate students

Guest speakers Hartenberger and Spangler of Navistar International speak to IMC graduate students on increasing internal communications to help the company recover from a recent crisis, and about what it takes for communications graduates to stand out in the job application process.

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Watch Beyond the Box Score: The Female Voice in Sports Media Video

Watch video of Christine Brennan (BSJ80, MSJ81), Rachel Nichols (BSJ95), Pam Oliver and Cassidy Hubbarth (BSJ07) as they discuss the state of sports journalism today, the advantages and disadvantages women face in the media and the perceptions they must overcome at a panel discussion.

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Bylines help English Taylor (IMC14) land Ogilvy Content Strategist role

For English Taylor (IMC14), it’s all about the content. The recent IMC graduate took classes in journalism and pitched publications like The Atlantic while at Medill to “differentiate herself” from other applicants. Her story, “Eyebrows, Why?” about Frida Kahlo, got her noticed by Ogilvy - she starts her new role there as a Content Strategist in February.

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Baseball broadcaster heads home

Childhood fantasy has turned reality for Glenn Geffner (BSJ90), thanks to hard work and opportunity seized.

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Clothes make the man

Ed Filipowski (BSJ83), president and chief strategist of a fashion public relations agency, continues to make a splash on and off the runway.

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Perfect timing

Brad Flora (MSJ08) sells tech startup for $25.5 million.

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The fight for free press

Cristiana Lacayo's (BSJ05, IMC06) Family carries on the 80-year battle for freedom of expression in Nicaragua.

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Medill renames award to honor James Foley

Foley will be named an honorary winner of the medal and be recognized along with 2013 winner Matthieu Aikins at an event on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive.

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Sagging Pants? Jail time from one Cook County judge

The Medill Watchdog/WGN Investigates review identified 74 cases, between the start of 2011 through August of 2014, when Cook County judges ordered people in their criminal courtrooms like Stevon James to go to jail for something they said or did.

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McCormick-supported programs celebrated at Medill

The longtime partnership between Medill and the McCormick Foundation was celebrated Friday, Oct. 3, with a showcase of the many Medill-run programs funded by the foundation.

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2014 Summer Innovation Project

From a lifestyle magazine for young men to an app that calls out discrimination in real time, students created and presented a variety of new media products.

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Lisa Kassenaar (MSJ95)

Lisa Kassenaar (MSJ95), an Editor at Large for Bloomberg News, spoke on a panel for alumni about Bloomberg News’ Women’s Project.

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Medill Remembers Alum James Foley (MSJ08)

Medill Remembers James Foley (MSJ08), the Medill alum Dean Brad Hamm said “endures as a beacon reminding us of the risks implicit in shedding light where inhumanity can take hold.”

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Documenting Indigenous Knowledge in Colombia

Earlier this year, Megan Taylor Morrison (MSJ12) and Monika Wnuk (MSJ14) traveled to Southwest Colombia to report on the transmission of traditional knowledge among the Kamentsa indigenous people.

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IMC Students Help Lavazza Coffee Grow Business Nationwide

Lecturer Ariel Goldfarb connects graduate IMC students in his class with live clients to teach them how to use strategic IMC principles to solve marketing issues. This year, students worked with Lavazza: Italian Espresso Coffee to create a strategic plan for the company’s domestic marketing efforts.

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IMC Online Program Celebrates First Graduating Class

Medill held its master’s convocation ceremony on June 21, 2014, which included a celebration of the first six IMC Online Master’s students to complete Medill’s first fully online program. The group, who had worked on class projects remotely together, were excited to meet each other and their professors in person at graduation.

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Medill Convocation 2014

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications hosted its graduation ceremonies to honor undergraduate and graduate students completing their degrees in the 2013-2014 academic year on Saturday, June 21.

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Tim McNulty at the World Economic Forum in Central Asia

Lecturer Tim McNulty traveled to Astana, Kazakhstan to participate in the World Economic Forum in Central Asia. He appeared on televised panel discussions about the role of the media in a free market economy and the trials and pitfalls that confront journalists around the world.

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Medill Visits Alumni in Taipei

Dean Brad Hamm and IMC Program Director Jenna Massey visit Taipei, Taiwan to explore global initiatives and network with Medill alumni. “We’ve got such a wonderful presence in Taiwan, especially from the Medill IMC Program,” Massey said.

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Matthieu Aikins receives the 2013 Medill Medal for Courage

The 2013 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism has been awarded to Matthieu Aikins for his story in Rolling Stone exposing alleged war crimes by U.S. Army Special Forces in Wardak Province in Afghanistan.

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The tug of war over defense spending

The lunch event on May 29th featuring National Security expert and author Bill Hartung focuses on what journalists need to know about long-term budgetary realities and how the three elements of national security interact and head-butt over issues, especially numbers.

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Medill DC students visit the White House

Six Medill Washington Program reporters - Tammy Thueringer, Sean Kennedy, Taryn Galbreath, Michelle Kim, Emily Nelson and Homa Bash visited the White House thanks to Jeff Mason, Reuters’ White House correspondent and Medill BSJ and MSJ alum.

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Brooke Bailey Johnson (MSJ74)

Honoree Brooke Bailey Johnson’s strategic vision for television has built programs and networks into household names. In her roles at Food Network, Cooking Channel, A&E and The History Channel, Johnson drove change to grow viewership.

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Howard Geltzer (BSJ58, MSJ59)

Growing up in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, honoree Howard Geltzer was an avid baseball fan. When his dreams of playing for his high school were dashed, Geltzer did the next best thing. He wrote sports stories for the school newspaper.

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John Gerzema (MSA87)

John Gerzema is a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change and help companies anticipate and adapt to new trends and demands. He credits his time at Medill for instilling his passion for curiosity, storytelling and insight.

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Mary Pat Flaherty (BSJ77)

In her 35-year career, honoree Mary Pat Flaherty has investigated complicated subjects and helped readers understand why they should care about them. She won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for specialized reporting, and her work has driven debate and reform in government programs and non-profits.

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Murray Olderman (MSJ47)

Honoree Murray Olderman has profiled and drawn sports cartoons of every major sports figure in the past 60 years. From Mickey Mantle to Rocky Marciano, from Al Davis to Tiger Woods, Olderman has covered them all.

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William James Eaton (BSJ51, MSJ52)

Honoree William Eaton’s stories led to the rejection of one of President Richard Nixon’s Supreme Court nominees. Congress rejected Clement Haynesworth, and Eaton won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

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John Bartlow Martin Award: Alexandra Robbins

Alexandra Robbins was awarded the 2014 John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism for her winning piece, “Children Are Dying.” The article was published May 22, 2013 in the Washingtonian magazine.

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Medill Students Quiz Leading Journalists on Media

Representing Team Medill at Quiz The Media were freshman Sabrina Rodriguez (BSJ17) and graduate student Natasha Alford (MSJ14), who asked questions about ethics, transparency, process and the future of journalism.

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Medill welcomes new students at MSJ Admit Days

A group of 77 young and bright individuals gathered to attend the MSJ Admits Days to experience, first hand, what it would be like to spend their time becoming a journalist at Medill.

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Life and sports with Doug and Chris Collins

On May 6, Medill’s Beyond the Box Score Series brought, “An Evening with Doug and Chris Collins,” where the father-son dynamic duo shared memories of playing, coaching and growing up with basketball.

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MedillTalks: The Best Ideas in Journalism

“Medill Talks: Where Great Ideas Take The Lede” was the first event of its kind for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University.

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Del Prete to be released from prison

“Rare” Decision by Federal Judge in Shaken-Baby Syndrome Case Investigated by The Medill Justice Project

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Alumni Profile: Rachel Sobel (MSJ06)

Working as a television producer for eight years has put Rachel Sobel (MSJ06) in charge of telling stories from very different walks of life.

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Former Dean Janeway passes away

Michael Janeway, an accomplished print journalist and dean of Medill from 1989-1997, died on Wednesday, April 16.

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Medill Career and Internship Fair 2014

A great success, the event was attended by 52 companies and over 400 students. Watch a short video of the Medill Career and Internship Fair 2014.

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Alumnus discusses writing book on the truth about his father's death

When Michael Hainey (MSJ87) was six, his father was found dead “after visiting friends.” Details about his father’s death were kept secret by both his family and his father’s friends, and for Hainey’s first memoir, he looked to uncover the truth.

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Neuromarketing thrives at Medill

IMC faculty, along with partners at Northwestern and around the globe, are using cutting edge technology, high-level mathematics and modeling to understand the psychology of marketing.

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A Good Listener

Marcela Aguilar brings a simple approach to marketing communications, and it’s helped her quickly rise to her current role as senior director of global marketing communications for Gap.

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A Labor of Love

Linton Johnson's former classmates call him a visionary, "The Godfather of NNN.

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Diversifying Audiences

The spanish-language broadcasts, 'Noticiero Northwestern,' continues to expand news coverage and opportunities for students before and after graduation.

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Click

As schools experiment with online education, Medill is trying its hand at three different types of virtual learning.

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Advertising's Watchdog

In 1960, Rance Crain joined Crain Communications, the company created by his parents in 1916.

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TalentQ 2013 kicks off with FedEx VP of Brand Engagement Marketing

Leadership is the key quality that Len Hostetter, vice president of brand engagement marketing at FedEx, looks for in his employees. Hostetter kicked off TalentQ’s speaker series with a talk focused on brand management and qualities of strong employees.

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Social Climber

Josh Grau (IMC04) influenced decisions at ESPN and Google. Now he's helping Twitter lead the social media revolution.

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Radio Revival

Students enter Vaisman’s classes interested in journalism, but few consider specializing in a medium where the spoken word is their storytelling tool.

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IMC Certificate Program graduates record class

Nearly 100 undergraduate students were awarded Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) certificates at a presentation Wednesday, June 19, in the McCormick Tribune Center forum.

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Documentary Class showcases student films

The Medill students filmed documentaries. The undergraduate class produced six documentaries from 19 filmmakers and the graduate class created six films.

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Medill Cherubs are most diverse class yet

The 2013 class for the Medill Cherubs, set a record for the highest number of international and minority participants to enroll in the program.

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Students awarded McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarships

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications has named 10 McCormick National Security Journalism Scholarship recipients to participate in an innovative 11-week reporting program in fall 2013. Their work in Medill’s Washington bureau will culminate in an investigative multimedia project on national security issues.

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Medill Media Teens 2013 Graduation

On Saturday, May 19, Medill Media Teens graduated its class, and had their work featured in a celebration at Medill’s downtown newsroom.

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Staff members win award for redesigned magazine, viewbook

Medill staff members Jessica Parker Gilbert and Marc Zarefsky were honored by The International Academy of Visual Arts on Wednesday, May 1, with 2013 Communicator Awards for their work on the Medill Magazine and Medill graduate journalism viewbook.

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Three Medill alumni recognized with NAA Awards

Three Medill alumni were honored for their professional and personal achievements and commitment and dedication at the Northwestern Alumni Awards.

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Medill Love

Somewhere, on some college campus, in some school of a university, love is blooming. That spark of interest, that intellectual and challenging conversation that makes the spark grow just a bit more. That butterfly bouncing in the stomach. Many people have found love on the lakeshore in Evanston, and a number of couples’ history starts at Medill. Here are a few of their stories.

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Sophomore wins first place in Hearst Foundation awards

Medill sophomore Rachel Janik (BSJ15) won first place in the Hearst enterprise-reporting category this week and will be one of eight students from across the country to compete in the Hearst Foundation’s national writing championships in June.

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Meet the Press

Covering the White House is considered to be the pinnacle of political journalism, and Medill has a long and storied history of churning out reporters.

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A Lasting Legacy

A Group of Friends banded together to honor their friend through a memorial scholarship

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