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The position supports Medill’s Local News Initiative, will provide new knowledge on the state of local news

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The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and National Public Radio have partnered to release a national survey of nonvoters Tuesday (Dec. 15) that, despite record high turnout for the November presidential election, found that most nonvoters did not cite impediments to going to the polls but instead chose not to vote due to widespread feelings of political alienation and apathy.

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Two major news industry organizations, McClatchy and Mather Economics, have signed on to the new Medill Subscriber Engagement Index, a tool designed to give local news outlets more actionable intelligence on their readers than ever before.

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Tim Franklin to serve in first-of-its-kind chair as leader of school’s Local News Initiative

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Students use data to report on how COVID-19 has hit nursing homes

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The 10-week program pairs students with real companies, real business problems and real opportunities

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Journalism, marketing experts to join ranks of Medill’s researchers and educators

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Position charged with leading research on the relationship between customer engagement and purchase behavior

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Fellowship provides monetary, mentoring and career benefits

Linnea Phillip Ghilardi and Steve Armstrong

Gifts from alumna Linnea Phillip Ghilardi and Steve Armstrong recognize “the importance of great journalism to our ever-evolving democracy”

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Grant aims to lift up underrepresented and unheard voices

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Student essays explore integrity in photography and fact checking

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Endowed chair holder charged with leading journalism in digital age

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Four students to take local public service journalism around the country

Headshot photos of the six Medill alumnae who are being inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement Class of 2020: Northwestern, Northwestern University, Medill, Medill School, journalism, integrated marketing communications, IMC, Hall of Achievement, HOA, Jeanie Caggiano, Cindy Chupack, Mary Dedinsky, Helene Elliott, Maudlyne Ihejirika, Kary Mcllwain

Alumnae represent the highest levels of accomplishment in their fields and show power of a Medill degree

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Schultz had international reputation as ‘father of IMC’

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IMC Professional students can take classes online, in person or both

Lizzie Presser of ProPublica

The ProPublica writer’s story chronicled a long history of repossession of African American-owned property in North Carolina

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Databases track how the virus is affecting nursing homes and accuracy of information being shared

Jess Stevens, an environmental science teacher at Gary Comer College Prep High School in Chicago, drills into a deposited boulder in the valley of the Potanin Glacier in Mongolia. The rock chipping she gathers could hold the clue as to how fast the climate is warming.

Journalism students will focus on covering nuclear weapons, climate change and disruptive technologies

Medill alumnus George RR Martin laughs as he tells students a story

Martin shared his career journey with Medill students on campus this fall

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