Join NNN!

NU's only campus broadcast TV station

Involvement Opportunities


Film your own stories and interviews in the field with professional equipment.


Condense your reporting into meaningful stories ready for air.


Turn your script and video into reality using Adobe Premiere Pro.


Learn how to produce a show and run control room equipment.

Our Shows


The Northwestern News Report is a 30-minute local news style show covering campus and Evanston.


An experimental, conversational streaming show that gives you the news you need in the same amount of time it takes you to eat a bowl of Mac and Cheese.


A discussion roundtable show covering national politics.


Topic-based shows surrounding climate, Chicago, and more.

The Weekly Schedule


5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Open Lab Editing - Come work on your story with the support of other reporters and producers


5 p.m. - Assignment Meeting for Following Week's Show - Come pitch a story for the following week

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Studio Editing - Wrap up your work on this week's story and prep for tomorrow's show


6 p.m. - NNX LIVE Show

7 p.m. - NNR LIVE Show

8 p.m. - Politicat


Work on your story on your own time

NNN prioritizes your mental health! Join us for as much or as little as you can depending on your classwork schedule, etc.

Some Examples of What We Do

Campus News

Evanston News

Climate Reporting

Longform Interviews


I don't know anything about video. What can I do?

No previous experience is necessary! We’ll teach you how to report, write and edit for broadcast. Whether you anchored your high school broadcast or have never picked up a camera, we would love to have you on our team.

How do you train people with no experience?

One of our student producers explained NNN's training process in this Poytner article. Don't worry, we've got you!

Can first years join and contribute meaningfully?

Absolutely. First year students take stories, do live shots, anchor, and help in various production roles. Getting a newscast on the air is all about teamwork, and we wouldn't be able to do it without representation from every grade.

I want to join, but I don't want to make a commitment.

We completely understand. There's no barrier to entry. Join us for one week to try it out. There's no obligation or long term commitment (though we'd love to see you every week if you like it!). We even encourage prospective members to send us a DM or just drop by to get a better sense for what we do!

Do I need to be a student in Medill?

No. NNN members come from across Northwestern.

Do I need to have my own camera and gear?

No, we will provide you with everything you need to shoot, write, edit, and produce.

I want to join! How do I get started?

Fill out the interest form below and look out for an email from us at the start of the school year?

Have a question? Contact a news director directly!