The Northerner

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...

Students react: NKU’s brush with movie magic

When Ted met Liz, as pictured on Zac Efron's Instagram.

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2018

Norse Nation got a dose of Hollywood magic as film rolled on campus on a snowy Saturday afternoon for Zac Efron and Lily Colin's latest flick, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.  The film chronicles the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabet...

NKU Social Media Summit teaches students the value of modern social media marketing

NKU Social Media Summit teaches students the value of modern social media marketing

Austin Elder and Brittany Smart

April 15, 2014

The second annual Social Media Summit was held in the Farris Auditorium Thursday evening, an event where students and professors were given a chance to interact and engage with a panel of Social Media experts such as J. B. Kropp, a strategic marketer at Twitter. After a brief “socializer” which ...

Five lessons from SPJ’s “The News Goes Social” lunch

(L to R) Kevin Dugan, Kate McGinty, Krista Neher, Lisa Braun, and moderator Holly Edgell discuss the future of social media and journalism.

Nancy Curtis, Arts and Life Editor

November 13, 2013

The news media’s increasing emphasis on social media has led to new approaches to storytelling, new opportunities for conversation and new emphasis on personal brands. Those were some of the themes that five Greater Cincinnati professionals living in the changing world of digital media offered to ...

Senior reaches out through Twitter to share the graduation experience

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

March 28, 2013

As the final weeks of the semester come closer one senior is taking to Twitter to share her final moments and helpful advice with her peers. Rebecca Potzner, a 22-year-old senior, has begun the journey to the end of her college career. “It’s kind of nerve wracking preparing for graduation,”...

Law, informatics combine for annual event

Richard Cracchiolo, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

This weekend, the annual Northern Kentucky Law Review’s Law and Informatics Symposium on Labor and Employment Issues will focus directly on social media in the employment context. As social media sites attract more and more users, people have started using them as tools. Potential employers, for example,...

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