Midwest Center wins Lisagor Award for reporting on migrant labor abuses

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The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has been awarded the 2017 Peter Lisagor Award in the online category for the Best Investigative/Public Service Reporting for the story:

Monsanto, seed-corn companies continue use of contractors despite allegations of migrant labor abuses.

23 May
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College of Media newsroom receives foundation support

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CU-CitizenAccess.org, an online newsroom affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Media, has received a $40,000 donation for reporting resources from the Marajen Stevick Foundation.

The donation will help CU-CitizenAccess.org produce reporting on public health and related issues in Champaign County and east central Illinois. Among the issues are the effective delivery of health care to the elderly and to those in rural areas, risky behavior such as drug use and gun violence, and environmental dangers.

09 Nov
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Houston quoted by Columbia Journalism Review

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Brant Houston, Knight Chair for Investigative Reporting at the College of Media, was quoted by the Columbia Journalism Review in an article on invesitgative journalism.

Read the full story here.

13 Jul
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Houston on data journalism

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Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, spoke with “The Hindu” on why data journalism is not restricted to the nerds, and builds the credibility of journalists in the era of fake news.

Houston was in India to conduct a workshop organized by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago India.

 

14 Apr
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