Program overview

It gets better after week one

Co-head instructor Joe Grimm came to rotating rewrites as a construction worker because students’ ledes are “a work in progress.”

Prepare to be instructed

Cherubs learned to take advantage of their instructors’ advice and experiences.

Clubbing with the cherubs

Sunday clubs give students the chance to Show Off, Code Off, Write Off and Sound Off.

Program awards nearly $75,000 in aid, scholarships

Financial support helps students attend the program.

History of the Medill cherub program

This interactive timeline shows the program’s rich 79 year history and its notable alumni.


Cinema studies: Journalism films teach lessons

Besides lectures and workshops, cherubs learn from journalism-related movies such as “Citizen Kane,” “Spotlight” and “All the President’s Men.”

2016 alums share lessons they took home

Last year’s cherubs talk about their experiences after leaving Evanston.

Listen: Cherubs reflect on lessons learned

During their five weeks at the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute, cherubs learned many lessons. Here are just a few.

Cherubs cover special topics in workshops

Students choose classes on topics like international reporting, writing reviews or starting your own tech company.

For the love of money

Instructors invest their time in teaching cherubs about money and business.

Cherubs navigate the internet

Cherubs learned tips for online reporting from instructor Alex Duner.

Guest speakers

Photojournalist John White encourages students to soar

Chicago photojournalist John White inspires students to think beyond their daily work.

ESPN journalists coach students on sports media

Cherubs meet two top sports journalists, Michael Wilbon and J.A. Adande.

Eyewitness to history: Covering the JFK assassination

Former cherub instructor Richard Stolley recounts his experience covering John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the events that followed

Journalists share experiences of reporting abroad

Journalists make the case that Americans need more international news.

Reporting and editing

Reporters find acceptance in rejection

Rejection hurts but strengthens reporters.

Why journalists make great dates

Cherubs learn dating tips while studying interviewing techniques.

Red, white and bruised: covering the Fourth of July parade

Cherubs discover the sores and successes of reporting at the Fourth of July parade.

Tackling the hardest assignment at cherubs

These three students share the ups and downs of interviewing sources on deadline.

Daily Northwestern publishes students’ work

Four cherubs’ articles were published on the collegiate Daily Northwestern’s website.

Cherubs feel newfound confidence in writing skills

Five weeks of classes, speakers, meetings and practice gave cherubs new confidence in their writing and reporting abilities.

Students get studio experience in broadcast labs

What future cherubs can expect to be doing in broadcast journalism.

5 interviewing tips for international students

Practice, confidence and asking more questions can all help.