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 is currently a government and politics intern at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Robertson was a Senior Staff Writer for Syracuse University's The Daily Orange, ranked by Princeton Review as the #1 College Newspaper in the country.

He was hired to the position of Editorial Editor in the spring of 2020, becoming the youngest head editor in the modern history of the publication as a freshman and left that role in December 2020. He supervised and mentored a direct staff of over 25 columnists and helped writers find sources, conduct interviews and write columns. He was also a member of the publication's Editorial Board, and drafted its official statements.

In recognition of his work as Editorial Editor, he received a 2020 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Editorial Writing. He formerly served as the publication's Assistant Editorial Editor and as a columnist.

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 13 pieces of content for the station with over a dozen interviews with local and state politicians in Ohio and Kentucky.

In 2021, he moved into the role of Senior Staff Writer, covering Syracuse Common Council and later leading The Daily Orange's political coverage during the 2021 election. In spring 2022 he covered the Onondaga County Legislature.

In summer 2021, he worked as a Metro Reporting Intern at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, focusing on crime and local news reporting, and then at Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2022.

As a writer, he focuses mostly on political news topics. 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.

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