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.

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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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Frank ’90 JOURN, elected INN board chair

The Institute for Nonprofit News has elected Laura Frank as board chair.

Frank is president and general manager of news at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. She founded I-News, the nonprofit investigative news organization that merged with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting in 2013.

10 Aug
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