Posted on: April 29, 2021 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

I once used the term “Jumanji Journalism” to describe how a well-researched story can take readers on an adventure. Pick an area you want to explore, and enjoy the ride as you are taken through a well sought-out quest for news.

The adventure is not just for readers, though. It’s also for writers. While planning your fall schedule, sign up for a journalism class and see what all the excitement is about. Many students in JRN 111-Media Writing have enjoyed seeing their stories published in the school paper. Moraine also offers a Student Publications course (COM 154) in which students gain experience as editors while being a member of The Glacier staff. Additionally, students working with The Glacier learn to apply media literacy skills toward real world situations.

Carolyn Thill

Editor in Chief

With investigative reporting, one faces many obstacles. A good journalist pushes through the obstacles while upholding the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics, staying vigilant and maintaining integrity. Upon landing on the destination, the journalist provides answers while unveiling truths and unexpected outcomes.

Not only have journalism students written excellent articles, but our editors also have gone above and beyond their duties, contributing many stories themselves. Following your love of journalism sets you out on a new adventure every time. While diving into the details, you find that a well-researched story can have multiple layers; each one just as rewarding as the last.

Over the past year and a half, the Glacier staff has explored new and innovative directions to evolve our news website. Our accomplishments speak loudly, as our team brought home 14 awards from this year’s state competition at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association. As editor-in-chief, I couldn’t be more proud of our team.

Our hope is to grow more successful each semester as we implement the ideas students bring to the newsroom. Like Jumanji, the Glacier’s goal not only is to engage our readers like dedicated players, but also to take our readers into a variety of directions, providing something interesting that fits a wide audience range.

Professor Lisa Couch, who teaches journalism and communications, has put great efforts into revamping the journalism program into what it is today. She not only encourages her students to share their writing talents with The Glacier, but she also works on creating new concepts that will incorporate a competitive edge. For example, this year, we added a very entertaining sports podcast. And, there is still much more to come.

We hope our paper’s success will inspire you to join us as we explore the wonderful world of journalism. Sign up for JRN 101-Intro to Mass Communications, JRN 111-Media Writing, and/or COM 154-Student Publications Seminar. All are great ways to join in the fun of news reporting.