Jun 22, 2022
Ariel Van Cleave (wbez.org) Ariel Van Cleave, senior editor for audio and interim managing editor for Chicago public radio station WBEZ, will serve as the…
Apr 21, 2022
A report released earlier this month by the Pew Research Center details the number of journalists who cover America's statehouses, including our own here in…
Apr 14, 2022
I was honored to be invited to speak earlier this month at UIS' Lunch & Learn Series presented by the UIS Alumni SAGE Society and the Illinois State…
Mar 31, 2022
The Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois Springfield is seeking an adjunct broadcast writing instructor to provide individualized…
Mar 24, 2022
Degman Longtime Springfield radio listeners likely the remember the voice of Alex Degman (PAR ’09), who worked for WTAX-AM as a reporter, anchor and news…
Mar 17, 2022
On March 17, the Public Affairs Reporting program hosted a conversation with Ray Long, the longtime investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He…
Mar 07, 2022
Ray Long's new book about former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan comes out March 22. Veteran Chicago Tribune investigative reporter Ray Long has…
Jan 19, 2022
Photo by Bank Phrom on Unsplash.com I’ve written about this topic often over the past year as I discussed various ways to keep local…
Dec 22, 2021
PAR Director Jason Piscia talks about news literacy with a class at La Salle-Peru Twp. High School on Dec. 7, 2021. (Photo courtesy LPHS) I write on…
Sep 23, 2021
PAR student Derek Cantu was an intern for NPR Illinois in 2021. (UIS photo) A headline in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye last week:  “Journalism…
May 26, 2021
Being the politics nerd and longtime Springfield resident that I am, I’m always interested when well-known political figures offer their impressions…
May 04, 2021
Hannah Meisel has made a handful of stops on her journalism journey since completing the Public Affairs Reporting program in 2014. But she’s never…
Apr 20, 2021
Since 1972, the Public Affairs Reporting program at UIS has jumpstarted hundreds of careers in journalism and communications. There are dozens of…
Feb 16, 2021
In the years since completing the Public Affairs Reporting program in 2008, Andrea Zelinski has been covering politics and government for news…
Aug 26, 2021
Starting Jan. 1, a new state task force will study the status of journalism across the state and make recommendations for improvement to the Illinois General…
May 12, 2020
Trif Alatzas, a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting Program (PAR), has led his team to a 2020 Pulitzer…