Since 2006, the Hoof Beat Online has been one of the leading online high school newspapers and open forums in Chicago and has delivered dozens of stories that capture news about the school, the community, and the world. What started as a project designed to keep up with the changing face of online journalism became an award winning online newspaper, taking home the McCormick Tribune Foundation’s “Superior Achievement for Overall Website” award in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
The Hoof Beat online has reported on some of the most groundbreaking events, while teaching students the importance of using the internet as a journalistic tool in the 21st century. The Hoof Beat online has worked in conjunction with the award-winning school print paper “The Hoof Beat,” and more recently, the school’s broadcast journalism program, “Northside Broadcast News.”
Though both the print newspaper and online newspaper are interconnected, the Hoof Beat Online has made a name for itself in the world of online high school media and continues to deliver thoughtful and innovative stories that educate and captivate readers.