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

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

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.

Derek Daley

Derek Daley

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  2015-2017. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May of 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Informatics. What did you do at The Northerner?  At The Northerner, I was the Digital Content Manager. Within that role, I assisted the writers with creating the best possible disp...

Lizzie Kibler

Lizzie Kibler

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2013-2016. When did you graduate? Major? Journalism, with EMB and MIN minors. What did you do at The Northerner? I wrote articles mostly pertaining to arts and life, but I did a few news stories. I eventually became the arts and life editor for The Northerner. In ...

Jude Noel

Jude Noel

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...

Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  Fall 2015 through Spring 2017. When did you graduate? Major? Graduated in May, 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in EMB. What did you do at The Northerner?  I was the Sports Editor through the 2015-2016 school year. I was Managing Editor in...

Sam Rosenstiel

Sam Rosenstiel

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? I wrote my first story for The Northerner in fall 2016. When did you graduate? Major? I graduated in May 2019 with a BA in JOU and an EMB minor. What did you do at The Northerner?  I started as a staff writer, moved up to copy editor and later became news editor. ...

Ashley Hempfling Dawn

Ashley Hempfling Dawn

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner?  Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 When did you graduate? Major? May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting and a Minor in Journalism. What did you do at The Northerner?  I was part of the advertising sales department at The Northerner from Fall 2015 to ...

Mike Canizales

Mike Canizales

January 21, 2020

When were you at the Northerner? September 2017 - December 2018. When did you graduate? Major? December 2018; Major in Electronic Media Broadcasting/Minor in Journalism. What did you do at The Northerner? Started out as a sports contributor then after a few articles worked my way to sports reporte...

Brent Donaldson

Brent Donaldson

January 21, 2020

When were you at The Northerner? 2003-2005. When did you graduate? Major?  2005, journalism. What did you do at The Northerner? News/features writer. What has your career been like since graduating? I began interning for Cincinnati Magazine during my last two years at NKU. In 2005, just before gr...

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

Covering a community: How an NKU alum shares stories

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 ...

Her love of journalism started at NKU. Now she shares it with Cincinnati

Her love of journalism started at NKU. Now she shares it with Cincinnati

Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Abby Dawn’s favorite Northerner memory is being pushed down Griffin Hall’s first floor in a chair, spinning and laughing as she and her co-workers awaited election results.  Dawn (née Anstead), along with every other Northerner staff member, was working until 2 a.m. in 2016 to find out who the nex...

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

From NKU to BuzzFeed: Exploring an alum’s career

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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