Best of Chico State-The Orion Student Newspaper

Best of Chico State-The Orion Student Newspaper


Chico State’s student newspaper, the Orion, has been the most honored collegiate weekly in the country for over a decade. [Music] The Orion is the student-run newspaper, here, at Chico State. We have a circulation of 7,000 and we provide job opportunities for students in every aspect of newspaper production, which includes new media. What I really liked about the Orion was the opportunity for me to start as a writer and work my way up to our top position, Managing Editor. The Orion is one of the nation’s most honored newspapers. It’s won so many awards that it is in the Newspaper Hall of Fame. But the Orion isn’t about winning awards, it’s about quality journalism, and an excellent learning environment. The students who produce the Orion go on to do great things in the world, after Chico State. Without the Orion, I never would have been able to have real-life hands-on journalism experience in college. I’ve been given leadership, and management experience, and I’ve been taught how to make deadlines on time. I’ve seen the whole newspaper process from start to finish. Plus, it’s really well-worth it to see your byline in the paper after your article has been published. As a design team, basically, what we do here, at the Orion, is work hand-in-hand with the writers and the editors to give the Orion the identity that it has. I think one of the reasons we are as successful as we are, and nationally known, is we have so much committment and pride put into it, and that gets passed down from semester to semester. The Orion provides professional experience for students of photo, video, and web-based content. The focus is on journalistic standards, and the weekly assignments are kept short and sweet, which is exactly what employers today are looking for. Because the Orion is a free, independent, and student-run weekly newspaper, we offer internships to the advertising sales representatives. This is a great opportunity to network within your community, as well as gain real-world business experience. Chico State’s Orion Newspaper, part of the Best of Chico State. [Music]

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