Student Journalist: ‘Your Campus Publication Should Make a Housing Guide’

Northwestern University student Alex Duner is a journalist and developer at the Knight Lab and the webmaster for top-notch college media outlet North by Northwestern. This summer, he’s also part of the Interactive news team at The New York Times.

Under Duner’s watch, NBN recently premiered the latest version of its digital campus housing guide, a highly-trafficked and highly-treasured tool for Northwestern students.


For this edition of the College Media Podcast, Duner spoke with me about its creation and rollout and the reason other student media teams should consider creating or digitizing housing guides of their own. As the headline of a recent Medium post by Duner declares, “Your Campus Publication Should Make a Housing Guide.


At the close of our conversation, he also throws in a plug for a Facebook group he’s helping run called Campus Media Hacks — “a space for student journalists to share and learn from each other.”

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