May 08, 2014

SIU Student Newspaper Doesn’t Get Fee Increase

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.


Matt Waite (standing at right) leads the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
(Courtesy of Drone Journalism Lab)
May 05, 2014

Drone Journalism Can’t Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

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.


April 11, 2014

TV Weatherman John Coleman Retires

John Coleman, the onetime Champaign TV weather forecaster who went on to found the Weather Channel is retiring at age 79.  


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