History of the Medill cherub program

A timeline of the institute and a look at notable alumni

By Sam Heller and Caroline Nash

The Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute is designed to teach young journalists the skills they need to enter the field. The program began in 1934 and has run every summer since then except from 1946 to 1950. Click through the timeline, look at pictures and learn about the program’s rich history. Scroll down to read about some cherub alumni from over the years.