Published April 16, 2013
Northwestern University's football team won its first bowl game since 1949 on January 1, and the twittersphere lit up with the athletic program's official hashtag, #B1GCats. Good thing we were prepared with an 8-bit Twitter tracking app.
Published November 18, 2012
ONA Camp: Minnesota is a day-long online journalism training hosted by the Online News Association. I road tripped from Chicago to Minneapolis with ONA Northwestern organizers and made a goofy parallax graphic.
Published October 23, 2012
A Washington Post article joked about it, but a simple computer script analyzes the transcripts of real convention addresses and makes silly computer-generated speeches.
Published May 20, 2012
The City of Chicago closed half of its public mental health centers during the month of April, and 23 people were arrested while occupying a clinic in protest.
Published May 20, 2012
Health and faith leaders in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood responded to a spree of overnight shootings with a movement they're calling "Arms Around Roseland."
Published May 8, 2012
The city of Chicago held its annual "Clean and Green" volunteer effort on Earth Day, and community organizations in the Englewood neighborhood used the day to clean up and organize.
Published May 2, 2012
These are essays on Salvadoran literature and rebel culture that I wrote for Spanish classes at Northwestern University.
Published October 10, 2011
As Will County’s population and poverty rates increase, the number of households receiving government aid from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has risen from 2 percent to 8 percent in the last decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet Northern Illinois Food Bank data suggests many residents who do not qualify for government aid still find themselves hungry.
Published August 27, 2011
St. Gregory the Great High School opened in 1937 as the first co-ed Catholic high school in Chicago's North Side. It has undergone major staffing changes but remains open, serving a diverse student body.
Published June 29, 2011
Mexico's "sustainable rural city" goes to work, but not without controversy. This article is part of a series of reports from Chiapas, Mexico. Video in Spanish with English subtitles, text written in English and Spanish.
Thanks for visiting my site! My name is Dan Hill and I am a student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism with a minor in Computer Science. This is where I post some of my own reporting.
There are lots of Dan Hills out there. If you're looking for an interview with Dan Hill, the 2010 Nebraska congressional candidate, check out the article to the right. If you're looking for Dan Hill, the Canadian pop singer, you're at the wrong site.
Dan Hill, a 45-year-old military veteran from Michigan, launched his campaign for Nebraska's 3rd district House of Representatives to little fanfare in the summer. Seeking to upset incumbent Republican Adrian Smith, Hill ran as a conservative independent and staged a grassroots campaign, traveling the west half of the state to engage rural voters. He even wrote a book describing his background and political views. I spoke with Dan Hill, the candidate, recently to find out how he would represent the many people who share our name across the country.