The Highland Chronicle becomes available online

 Highland Community College's The Highland Chronicle, an award-winning student newspaper that provides students with professional journalism experience, debuted a modernized and enhanced online version on Thursday, May 7.

 "Our vision for the future of The Highland Chronicle is to propel it beyond the Highland campus and increase our presence in the vibrant community that HCC is proud to serve," said Kate Perkins, The Highland Chronicle advisor. "The online platform is the new platform for journalism, and this move to an online presence makes The Chronicle more authentic to current industry trends."

The online Highland Chronicle will mirror real-world electronic publishing that media outlets are increasingly using to reach a broader audience.

Beginning in fall 2015, HCC's journalism classes will become part of the new Mass Communication program, a program designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in broadcasting, journalism, marketing, public relations and related fields. Students taking journalism and other Mass Communication classes will be provided with opportunities to learn cutting-edge, industry-specific skills that will give them a significant advantage when they enter the workforce. Gaining online reporting and publishing experience via The Highland Chronicle is one key industry skill that students will use in today's world of publishing.

To read the online version of The Highland Chronicle, visit

Special recognition goes to Mike Gunderson, audio visual specialist, for the development of the Chronicle site through the Web Design Studio class taught by Sam Tucibat.

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