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On Apr. 14, The National Association of Black Journalists Illinois chapter held their spring semester event: Breaking Brutality. The event addressed the controversial topic of police brutality, which has gained national attention due to incidents like Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Martese Johnson, Eric Garner and most recently Walter Scott. Police brutality has been a topic in the news for months now, and continues to be due to the constant occurrence of incidents. The rapid cycle of police brutality...
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U of I journalism students Alejandra Reyes Pena and Alyssa Rege have been selected for paid summer internships through the Multicultural Internship Program of the Illinois Broadcasters Association. The program competitively selects student applicants from universities across the state and places them at Illinois television and radio stations.  Pena will be at WMAQ TV/NBC 5/Telemundo in Chicago and Rege will be at WLS TV/ABC 7 in Chicago.

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