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Student Media and Organizations

Members of Northwestern’s NABJ chapter, display the Student Chapter of the Year award they won at the national NABJ convention.
Members of Northwestern’s NABJ chapter display the Student Chapter of the Year award they won at the national NABJ convention.

Getting involved in student media and journalism organizations at Medill and Northwestern is a great way to sharpen your skills while building community with fellow students and developing ties to the professional world. From your first quarter on campus, you have the chance to get involved with a wide variety of award-winning student media and professional organizations.

Al Bayan

Al Bayan is a magazine by Muslim students at Northwestern University. It seeks to cover the American Muslim experience. Students can build a portfolio of clips while covering important issues.

Asian American Student Journalists

AASJ is the student affiliate of the Asian American Journalists Association. The Northwestern chapter hosts skills development sessions and networking events and attends the national AAJA convention, which builds connections between Medill students and professional journalists.

BlackBoard

BlackBoard, Northwestern University’s black student magazine, is a satellite of Northwestern’s National Association of Black Journalists chapter. BlackBoard aims to provide the campus and surrounding areas with a unique perspective of the black community.

The Daily Northwestern

Founded in 1881, The Daily Northwestern is a student newspaper that publishes five days a week, Monday through Friday, during regular academic weeks. It has won dozens of regional and national awards, and many top alumni launched their journalism careers at The Daily. You can join their network while building your portfolio.

Inside NU

Inside NU is SB Nation's Northwestern site that provides coverage and analysis of Northwestern sports. Students can build a portfolio while covering Big Ten athletics.

National Association of Black Journalists

NABJ-NU is the student chapter of the professional National Association of Black Journalists organization. It serves as a resource and outlet for graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in mass communications and journalism. The Northwestern chapter hosts skills development sessions and networking events and attends the national NABJ convention, which builds connections between Medill students and professional journalists.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

NAHJNU is the student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at Northwestern University. NAHJ was founded to support, connect and recognize Hispanic and Latino journalists across the globe. The Northwestern chapter connects members to leaders in the industry, helps them prepare for internships and jobs, hosts speakers, coordinates cultural events and provides a supportive network.

North by Northwestern

Founded in 2006, North by Northwestern magazine is printed three times a year in line with Northwestern University's academic quarters. Its website is updated daily throughout the year with campus news, lifestyle, entertainment and sports stories, as well as photos and videos, all contributed by student journalists under the guidance of student editorial staff.

Northwestern Business Review

Northwestern Business Review is a business and technology publication produced by Northwestern students. Medill students can contribute to the publication to develop a portfolio of work.

The Northwestern Chronicle

Founded in the spring of 1992, The Chronicle is a platform for students to curate a portfolio of journalistic pieces, showcase their writing and reporting skills and learn journalism in an educational and collaborative community.

Northwestern News Network

Northwestern News Network is the student-run news channel at Northwestern. The shows are created by students, for students. The network has won many accolades, including national Emmys and Best All-Around News Show from the Society of Professional Journalists. Student can get experience in all aspects of TV news production.

NU Asian Magazine

Through Northwestern University's Asian and Asian-American interest magazine, students can build a portfolio of clips while covering issues important to them.

SlantNU

SLANT NU is an artist collective that publishes a quarterly, themed, multimedia publication with refined, provocative stories. It strives to push the boundaries of available 21st century resources in order to showcase pieces in a less traditional way.

Spoon University

Founded at Northwestern, Spoon University has chapters at hundreds of colleges where students can create content about food while building a portfolio of work. The Northwestern chapter website focuses on cooking and dining in Evanston.

Stitch

Stitch is a fashion magazine that offers Northwestern students the chance to creatively cover fashion and style using multimedia.

Syllabus

Syllabus, founded in 1885, is the official undergraduate yearbook of Northwestern University. Syllabus seeks to include memorable events and highlights of each year as well as showcase campus groups, organizations and living units. It offers students the chance to develop a portfolio of work and prepare for work in the publishing field.

WNUR

WNUR is a student-run, noncommercial, listener-supported radio station broadcasting on 89.3 FM. The WNUR studios are located in the Barbara and Garry Marshall Studio Wing of Louis Hall on the Northwestern campus. It can be heard by nearly 3 million listeners throughout the Chicagoland area.