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Dempsey Hettinger Houston
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Journalism alumni Johnathan Hettinger (BS ’15) and Pam Dempsey (MS ’09), and Professor Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting in the Department of Journalism, were part of a Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting team that won first place in a national environmental journalism… Read More
Schorsch
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Kristen Schorsch (BS '03, journalism) recently published a series of digital and audio stories she completed thanks to a fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists, with support from the Commonwealth Fund.  The series explores the near death of Mercy Hospital, the oldest chartered… Read More
Stu Ellis
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Stu Ellis (BS '70, MS '72, radio and TV) was featured in the October cover story of Illinois Field & Bean, the monthly magazine of the Illinois Soybean Association that focuses on industry influencers. The magazine cover shows Ellis finishing up a TV shoot at Decatur's Progress City, for which… Read More
Windchy
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Eugene Windchy (BS '52, journalism) has published his fourth book, Fifteen American Wars: Twelve of Them Avoidable. Concerning World War I, he disputes the common lone wolf version of the Archduke Ferdinand's assassination by reporting that 16 men were judged complicit at trial in Sarajevo. War… Read More
Fishman
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Matt Fishman (BS '93, broadcast journalism) was recently named one of the top 50 program directors in the country by Radio Ink magazine. He works at WKNR and WWGK in Cleveland, Ohio, part of Good Karma Brands. He has spent 27 years working in radio, with 11 years as program director. "First off,… Read More
Leturia book
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Elio Leturia (MS ’92, journalism), associate professor of journalism at Columbia College Chicago, art directed and designed the book XVI Concurso Nacional de Nacimientos (XVI National Nativity Contest), which was published last December by the Instituto Cultural, Teatral y Social (ICTYS) in Lima,… Read More
Stephen Warren
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A first-base, utility slow-pitch softball player and a die-hard Celtics fan, Stephen Warren is a newly appointed lecturer focused on sports media in the Department of Journalism and Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising.  This fall, he is teaching Classics of Sports Journalism, Crisis… Read More
Ben Holden
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The opaque ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the public school speech case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. shouldn’t deter school officials from disciplining students who engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or cheating, said Benjamin Holden, a teaching associate professor of journalism… Read More
Nikki Usher
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A new book by Nikki Usher, associate professor of journalism, examines the market failure of local newspapers in the context of larger U.S. problems such as rising social inequality, geographic polarization, and political discord. In News for the Rich, White, and Blue: How Place and Power Distort… Read More
Tim Schwab
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Updated June 23, 2021: Congratulations to Tim Schwab (MS '06, journalism) for winning the Deadline Club Award from the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists! Schwab also recently landed a book deal with Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt) to publish The Good Billionaire… Read More
Tom Littlewood
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Thomas Benjamin Littlewood, who served as head of the Department of Journalism from 1977 to 1987 and retired as professor emeritus in 1996, died on June 6. He was 92 years old. "He was a powerful leader for our department in the 1980s," recalled Professor Brian Johnson.  Littlewood had a high-… Read More
Karen Hawkins
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Karen Hawkins (BS '97, journalism) has won a 2021 Studs Terkel Community Media Award for her work as co-editor in chief of the Chicago Reader and founder of feminist media company Rebellious Magazine. The Studs Terkel Award is given by Public Narrative to Chicago reporters, editors, producers,… Read More
Brant Houston
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Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting in the Department of Journalism and co-founder of the Institute for Nonprofit News, which now includes more than 250 members. (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer.)   On May 21, Tribune Publishing Co. confirmed that its… Read More
Dempsey and Hettinger
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Recently, journalism alumni Pam Dempsey (MS ’09) and Johnathan Hettinger (BS ’15) were highlighted in the Global Investigative Journalism Network as part of a feature on the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom focused on in-depth reporting of agricultural issues. … Read More
Mike Dizon
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Mike Dizon (MS '98, journalism) has accepted a new role this year as vice president of marketing and communication and chief of staff at LPL Financial, a publicly traded financial services firm that serves 17,000 independent financial advisors nationwide. He previously served as the chief marketing… Read More
Eric Meyer
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Eric Meyer, associate professor of journalism, received the first-ever graphic designer of the year award from the Kansas Press Association, in addition to winning 19 other awards. His weekly newspaper, Marion County Record in Marion, Kansas, won 29 awards total, competing against both daily and… Read More
Ben Holden
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An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case will be a major test of the First Amendment rights of K-12 public school students as well as the authority of school administrators to discipline students for cyberbullying, according to Benjamin Holden, a teaching associate professor of journalism and media… Read More
SistersInLaw podcast
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Jill Wine-Banks (BS '64, journalism), author of The Watergate Girl, will see her memoir become a film. The book, which was released in trade paperback in March, was optioned for a film produced by and starring Katie Holmes. Wine-Banks, who won the 2019 Chicago Illini of the Year award, is the only… Read More
Far from Mars
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Sal Nudo (MS '16, journalism) recently published Far From Mars, which contains nine creative nonfiction articles about individuals who live and work in Champaign-Urbana. The pieces range from dog walkers who adore their Greyhounds to a cassette collector who hosts a local radio show and plays on-… Read More
Leturia book
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Peruvian visual journalist Elio Leturia (MS ’92, journalism) published the bilingual book Aguijón 30 Años | Aguijón 30 Years (ISBN: 978-1-7923-1695-1) that displays in 146 pages, in Spanish and English, the history of Aguijón Theater, the oldest Latino theater company in Chicago. It documents in… Read More