Clayton Norlen




“I write for the same reason I breathe — because if I didn’t, I would die.”                 

– Isaac Asimov


My name is Clayton Norlen, I am 20 years old and I want to be a journalist. I love to write, tell stories, talk to people and learn. Journalism just seems like the one lifestyle that fits me, stereotypes and all.


I have always wanted a job where every day could be new, where no day would ever be the same. I’ve always wanted a job that would allow me to delve into any topic and meet new people every day. For me journalism was love at first sight.


I am majoring in mass communication at the U with a minor in documentary studies. I’ve worked at the Daily Utah Chronicle since January 2006, were I started as an opinion columnist. Since June 2007, I’ve worked as full-time writer in the news section where my beat is the College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Since October, I’ve also begun to moonlight as an occasional writer for the arts and entertainment section.