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The Columbia Chronicle is the official student-run news publication of Columbia College Chicago. While providing award-winning news content on Columbia’s campus and the South Loop area for our readers, the Chronicle also serves as a laboratory for journalism instruction and practice, producing professionals in various fields who can successfully contribute to their industries.


Divided into four sections—Campus, Metro, Arts & Culture and Opinions—the Chronicle provides a wide variety of appealing content and news to engage a range of interests and personalities.


The Chronicle was established on campus in 1973, then known as the CC Writer and printed tri-weekly. The first known issue of the CC Writer was printed on Nov. 1, 1973. In 1978, the CC Writer was renamed The Columbia Chronicle, the first issue of which was printed on Oct. 31, 1978. The paper soon began printing weekly, as it currently does.


Throughout the years, the Chronicle has continued its commitment to being a reflection of the media industry while at the same time setting new professional standards.


The newspaper evolved from its standard print edition to become an overall news organization in response to changes in the industry. It adopted a website, created podcasts and multimedia elements and is now implementing daily web coverage in addition to its weekly print edition.


During the summer of 2018, the Chronicle became part of what is known as the Media Hub, a partnership between several media organizations at Columbia: the Chronicle, Frequency TV, Echo Magazine, Austin Talks, Chicago Talks and WCRX radio.


Although it has taken many forms, the Chronicle student organization has remained a staple of Columbia as a hallmark of press freedom and student creativity, winning numerous awards nationwide and leading the way for student media publications.


For the full staff directory, visit the staff page of the Chronicle website at this link.

Curtis Lawrence - Faculty Adviser
    Phone: (312) 369-8905
Kendall Polidori - Co-Editor-in-Chief
Mari Devereaux - Co-Editor-in-Chief

Jeremy Shermak
General Manager, Columbia Chronicle
Adjunct Faculty, Communication
33 E Ida B Wells  Map