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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 28, 2014

Exploring the U of I Library’s New Digital Newspaper Collections

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:13)

December 9. 1941 Daily Illini

The main library at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus has been putting old newspapers on the web since 2005.  But thanks to a recent grant, the newest version includes coverage in areas outside Illinois, and new topics, extending back to the mid-1800's.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 25, 2014

Bresnahan Picked As New CEO of Illinois Public Media and WTVP

By Jim Meadows

Illinois Public Media and Peoria public television station WTVP will continue to share a president and CEO --- with the joint appointment of Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan to the position at both operations.

Categories: Media and journalism


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 14, 2014

Reporters Weigh In On Illinois Issues

By Jeremy Hobson

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(Duration: 8:23)

The Illinois Capitol Building is pictured in Springfield, Illinois, 2009.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson is broadcasting from WILL in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and he’s taking a look at some of the issues facing this Midwestern state with two journalists who work there. Jim Meadows is a senior reporter at WILL, and Niala Boodhoo is the afternoon host at WBEZ in Chicago.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 10, 2014

Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

By NPR Staff

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi, one of the American Muslims identified by the Intercept as a target of covert surveillance by the FBI and the NSA.

Reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain say, in the online news website Intercept, that based on information provided by Edward Snowden they have evidence that the FBI and NSA used covert surveillance on the email accounts of 202 American Muslims.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 24, 2014

UK Phone-Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Found Guilty

By Bill Chappell

Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, leaves the Central Criminal Court in London Tuesday, after being acquitted. Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking Tuesday.

Former News International leader Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all misconduct in a headline-grabbing trial revolving around tycoon Rupert Murdoch's British media empire. Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World, was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.



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