The Northerner

From college to career: Exploring Northerner alums’ life post-grad

Top: Mackenzie Manley. Middle: Tara Derington. Bottom: Abby (Anstead) Dawn.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Take a look at where former Northerner reporters, editors, photographers, videographers, designers and other staff members are now.

Jude Noel

Jude Noel freelances for CityBeat.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2016-2018 When did you graduate? Major? 2018, English What did you do at The Northerner? In 2017, I started off as the Northerner's social media editor, creating aesthetically-arranged promotions for new issues on Instagram and scheduling Facebook posts as articles...

Mackenzie Manley

Mackenzie Manley is the arts and culture editor at CityBeat.

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2015-2018. When did you graduate? Major? May 2018. Double major in Journalism & English. What did you do at The Northerner? I worked in several roles — first as a street team member and reporter. I filled the role of news editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief. Each r...

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

Mackenzie Manley is the arts and culture editor at CityBeat.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Mackenize Manley started at NKU undeclared. Her first semester, she took science courses and hated it; chemistry was not her strong suit.  Eventually, she realized she had a passion for writing and wanted to pursue it more. A friend encouraged her to contribute to The Northerner, so she wrote a ...

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

Tara Derington (far left) works at Thrive Global—Arianna Huffington's (center) start-up aimed to stop the burnout epidemic.

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

“What kind of a tree are you?” It’s the question that sparked Tara Derington’s love for journalism.  Barbara Walters followed-up Katharine Hepburn’s statement about being a tree in the 1981 ABC interview by asking her what kind of tree she would be.  Ever since then, Derington has b...

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