The Navigator - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois
The Navigator
The Navigator Staff
The Navigator is Lake Land College's award-winning student newspaper and is produced by the students for the students every month during the fall and spring semesters. The 8-12 page tabloid combines news, features, sports, entertainment and information about upcoming events on campus.

At Lake Land College we do not exercise prior review and, therefore, The Navigator is the product of student efforts. The newspaper is not just for Journalism and English majors. In fact, working the The Navigator can provide you with skills in writing, business, computers, advertising, public relations and more. No experience is necessary, as we offer training sessions for new employees.

Like to travel? Each year, the staff travels to three conferences across the state and nation to improve their skills in journalism.

The Navigator has earned numerous awards from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association. You can read the paper online at

The Navigator has eight paid positions including Managing Editor, News and Opinion Editor, Sports and Entertainment Editor, Campus and Features Editor, Layout and Design Editor, Photo/Web Editor, Copy Editor and Business Manager.

Our current staff is:

Advisor-Valerie Lynch
Business Manager-Kory Stone
Campus & Features- Leah Oathout
Copy Editor- Beth Koehler
Layout & Design-Shelby Lindley
Editor in Chief - Adam Doty
Managing Editor - Samantha Lloyd
News & Opinion- Chase Austin
Photo & Web-Bailey Zacha
Sports & Entertainment-Kacie Hilt

To inquire about open positions or reach one of the Editors please call 217-234-5269 or email .

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