Illustration of University of Illinois Alma Mater with faces of all eight subjects in the series.
December 05, 2016

Illinois Public Media brings #BlackScienceMatters to wider audience

This is a series of eight short films—produced by students of the College of Media at University of Illinois under the leadership of journalism professor Charles "Stretch" Ledford—examining the larger pervasive national issue of the severe underrepresentation of African-Americans in the sciences.

Black Science Matters: Series Overview


October 18, 2016

Illinois Newsroom launches with the appointment of a new leader

Illinois Newsroom—the statewide, seven-station journalism collaborative, spearheaded by Illinois Public Media and funded through a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as well as support from the public media partner newsrooms—launches with the appointment of a new leader.