Nick Robertson


Nick Robertson is a student journalist pursuing a double major in Journalism and Political Science at Syracuse University. He is dual-enrolled into the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, ranked #1 in the country for communications majors by College Magazine.

He spent summer 2022 as a politics intern at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where he covered statewide races and national political issues, including coverage of the 2022 primaries.

Robertson was a Senior Staff Writer for Syracuse University's The Daily Orange covering local politics, ranked by Princeton Review as the #1 College Newspaper in the country. He was previously the publication's Editorial Editor.

In recognition of his work as Editorial Editor, he received a 2020 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Editorial Writing. His editorial series Absence of Light provided a platform for local incarcerated individuals to write columns for the paper, sharing their experiences with the criminal justice system and their philosophies.

He also worked at Syracuse's NPR affiliate WAER as its Web Content Director until early 2021. He edited, produced and published online news content for the station while managing a direct staff of over 15 web editors and sports writers.

In the summer of 2020, he worked as a Digital Intern for Cincinnati's NPR-affiliate WVXU. He produced and published content for the station focusing on state poltics and elections coverage in Ohio and Kentucky. While at WVXU, he broke news that Rep. Thomas Massie had previously flown a confederate flag at his Northern Kentucky home, which was later reported by national news outlets including the New York Times.

In summer 2021, he worked as a Metro Reporting Intern at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch covering mostly crime and business news, including a three-part series on the rise in drowning deaths in St. Louis County waterways.

As a writer, he focuses mostly on political news topics. His experience varies from attending and covering Trump rallies and riding along in the vice president's motorcade to covering breaking crime news from the scene and filing daily stories for multiple beats.

You can find a full portfolio of his published writing in the Archive section of this site, and a curated number of pieces in the Selected Works section.

You can read about Robertson's experiences on the Resume section of this site, or view his social media profiles below.