The Northerner exists to report relevant campus news, to give North Central University students a forum in which to discuss current events and to provide students an opportunity to gain professional-level skills in writing, interviewing and editing, as well as newspaper and Web design:
1. To report relevant campus news.
It is the goal of The Northerner to report what is happening on campus, as well as to report on issues that are relevant to the lives of its readership – the North Central University campus community.
Although administration, faculty and staff read the paper, the primary focus of the paper is to report on issues that concern the student body.
2. To give students a forum in which to discuss current events.
The Northerner is the voice of the student body. As such a variety of stories and a diversity of voices should be evident in its pages. The focus will be on events and issues which affect the North Central community.
The opinion section is a venue where students should be free to express their opinion on matters that concern them but keeping in view with the school’s policies and legalities.
3. To provide students an opportunity to gain professional-level skills in writing, interviewing and editing, as well as newspaper and Web design.
While not every student who works on The Northerner will desire to pursue a career at a traditional newspaper, the focus of the publication will be to give student an opportunity to gain and sharpen those skills related to the fields of journalism and communications.