Online editor enjoys role at Hinsdale Central magazine
Stephanie Kelly is executive editor for the online version of Devils' Advocate, Hinsdale Central's news magazine. | Photo by Nick Kopp
Updated: December 16, 2012 6:14AM
HINSDALE — Stephanie Kelly saw a notice her freshman year at Hinsdale Central about opportunities at the school’s magazine, Devil’s Advocate. The Clarendon Hills resident spent her sophomore year as a writer for the print version of Devils’ Advocate, before becoming a section editor as a junior. She is now executive editor of the online version, which was launched a year ago.
Q. What made you decide to pursue getting involved with Devils’ Advocate?
A. I always have loved writing, and news has always been really interesting to me.
Q. You have been both a writer and an editor for Devils’ Advocate. Do you have a preference?
A. I really like writing and editing. I like editing because all the different stories I get to read, and reading so many other people’s writing helps me with my writing. I love to write because I love forming words on paper. I feel it’s my niche.
Q. You do have a preference between working for the print or online versions of Devils’ Advocate?
A. I prefer online because you can use so much multimedia with it. I think it’s so cool to be able to post videos with stories. It’s also faster to get things online than in print, and there’s so much more you can do with things online.
Q. Are you planning to continue with journalism after you graduate in the spring from Hinsdale Central?
A. Definitely. I want to go to journalism school. I went to a five-week summer journalism camp at Northwestern University and really enjoyed it. I think I’d like to eventually be involved with magazines. I like the style of magazines because you can be more creative with it.
Q. Wanting to go into journalism as a career, are you concerned that so many newspapers across the country have shut down over the past few years?
A. Absolutely. It’s very scary, but I think there will continue to be journalism. It has to expand and go with the times to survive. The future definitely is online because people are turning away from actual papers.