When it comes to the phrase “film festival,” students in Champaign-Urbana may first think of the Roger Ebert Film Festival, held every year at the Virginia Theatre in April. However, the Midwest supports hundreds of film festivals, small and large.
Illinois Newsroom—the statewide, seven-station journalism collaborative, spearheaded by Illinois Public Media and funded through a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as well as support from the public media partner newsrooms—launches with the appointment of a new leader.
Marlah Bonner-McDuffie, associate dean for advancement, has been named 2016 Boss of the Year by The Secretariat.
The award was first presented in 1990. Recipients are selected based on blind nominations from active Secretariat members. McDuffie was nominated by Colleen Hammel, office administrator in the advancement office.
McDuffie was praised for her leadership, positive attitude, tireless work ethic and support of others.
David E. McCraw, a 1976 U. of I. journalism graduate from Monticello, Illinois, got some unexpected online attention last week in his role as a vice president and assistant general counsel for The New York Times. The focus of that attention: McCraw’s response to an open letter from Donald Trump’s attorney, demanding the paper retract and apologize for a story about two women claiming unwanted past sexual advances from Trump. McCraw’s brief letter to the attorney, published on the Times site on Oct.