Ruff '15 Wins Chronicle’s 2016 Miller Award for Young Journalists

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Corinne Ruff, a 2015 alumna of the University of Illinois College of Media, has won the 2016 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists, which The Chronicle confers on one of its interns from the preceding year.

The award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is based on three articles submitted by each intern and judged by a committee of Chronicle editors and reporters. This year, members of the Miller Award Committee agreed, was a particularly "tough vote," as several interns submitted strong portfolios of their work.

10 Oct

Quijano ‘95 to moderate vice presidential debate

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Elaine Quijano of CBS News will moderate the 2016 vice presidential debate. It will take place on Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Quijano is weekday anchor on CBSN and also anchors the Sunday CBS Weekend News. As a correspondent with CBS News, her reports regularly appear on “CBS This Morning,” “The CBS Evening News” and “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Learn more here.

02 Sep

First Lerner Scholarship Awarded

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Brett Lerner and his father, Rich Pomerantz, used to spend a lot of time watching ESPN. The two joked about Lerner being the next Mike Greenberg. During Lerner’s time at the U of I, he displayed the skill and determination required to make that kind of career possible – even though Lerner wasn’t an athlete and didn’t have any high-level connections.

Lerner’s time was cut short in October of 2015 by a car accident. He was on his way to do what he loved most – cover a sporting event.

22 Aug

Journalism Alum Going to the Paralympics

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By Ryan Wilson

When Ros Dumlao was in Northside College Prep High School in Chicago, she watched as her school’s varsity women’s basketball team won the Public League’s Chicago Conference North title and made it to the state Regional Finals. But they did not make it into her school’s student newspaper, The Hoof Beat.

17 Aug