The Afternoon Magazine Archive

WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - June 26, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

The University of Illinois Police Training Institute

Michael Schlosser, Interim Director, Police Training Institute
Margaret Gray, Graduate of PTI’s 10-week Adult Citizens Academy course

State and university officials have been working on a plan to keep the University of Illinois’ Police Training Institute open. The state’s Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board unanimously agreed earlier this month to re-certify courses there, after initial discussions about closing the facility led to vocal support from area legislators and Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, among others. While all involved are working to determine what shape PTI will take in the months ahead, we thought it might be helpful for you to learn a bit more about what the Police Training Institute already does now. Craig Cohen will talk with Michael Schlosser, Interim Director of the Police Training Institute, and Margaret Gray, a recent graduate of the PTI’s 10 week long Adult Citizens Academy course.

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WILL - The Afternoon Magazine Archive - June 21, 2012 ~ Comment (0)

How Media Has Covered the Health Care Debate

Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director, the Project for Excellence in Journalism; Journalist and Writer

Next week, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling on some aspects of the Affordable Care Act, including whether a federal mandate to purchase health insurance is Constitutional. The legal challenge to so-called "Obama Care" has brought the debate over health care back into the national spotlight. According to new research conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, most of the coverage of the health care debate by mainstream media since 2009 has been focused on the politics surrounding the legislation, and not the substance. Craig Cohen talks with Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director of Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, about the results of the research.

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