Chieftain reporters reporting for duty

Fresh ideas for the Chieftain are now flying around in the heads of its staff after coming back from the Illinois Community College Journalism Conference that took place on April 9th and 10th. While staying at the Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, IL, the staff spread out to listen to reporters talk about their experiences on the job and learn ways to become better reporters. Continue reading “Chieftain reporters reporting for duty”

Chieftain staff creed

Neither horror of tornados nor torential rains
will keep this staff from the I-double-C J A

Two-thirds of the Chieftain staff journeyed to Utica, IL for the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA) Spring Conference on April 9th. A 90 minute drive seemed to go quickly as the back seat was filled with the singing of songs – Disney and otherwise – much to the “joking” annoyance of the front seat. The last ten minutes of the drive was a bit frantic with the torrential rain that would not be cleared by the faulty windshield wipers on our rented vehicle. However, the staff was able to arrive at the Grizzly Jack’s Starved Rock Resort in one piece, though the same could not be said for the hotel. Continue reading “Chieftain staff creed”