It is illegal in the U.S. to operate a drone for cash. That's the position of the Federal Aviation Administration — which is in charge of protecting air space. But at least one industry has decided that it doesn't care and it's going to put drones to work anyway: the film industry.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale's financially-struggling student newspaper would get an infusion of cash under newly introduced legislation.
Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who helped to break stories about mass surveillance in the United States, is making more revelations in a new book coming out on Tuesday.
The future of the 98-year-old student newspaper at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is cloudy after the university's governing board declined to approve a proposed student fee to help pay for the daily.
What was once experimental is now becoming more common: Journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal ground. Federal regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes — including reporting — as they work to write longer term guidelines on who can fly small drones, and where.
A life-sized bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert was unveiled Thursday outside the Virginia Theater in Champaign.
Win Tin, a former newspaper editor who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner for his pro-democracy activism, has died. News reports gave his age as 84 or 85.
John Coleman, the onetime Champaign TV weather forecaster who went on to found the Weather Channel is retiring at age 79.
This year's Peabody Award winners for excellence in electronic media include The Race Card Project from NPR's Michele Norris.
The late Roger Ebert is the next recipient of the University of Illinois’ award for lifetime achievement in journalism.