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.
Barns are practical. They store equipment, keep animals safe, and speak to our agricultural impact. And now Illinois Public Media is bringing you the story of these iconic structures that dot our landscape with the new documentary Barns: An Illinois Story, featuring barns in Champaign, Piatt, McDonough, and Peoria counties.
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.
Illinois Public Media, NPR Illinois, and the League of Women Voters of Champaign County will host an Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate in the WILL-TV studio on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 7-8 pm.
In celebration of the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Illinois Public Media produced Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe. The film covers the life and legacy of Roger Ebert and the history of the festival, including a short preview of Ebertfest 2016.
Illinois Public Media has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation through their Democracy Program to support Illinois Newsroom in strengthening its digital journalism model and regional engagement over the first two years.
Illinois Public Media is providing Illinois citizens with Voter’s Edge Illinois—a free, nonpartisan online voter guide. This service is made possible through a partnership with MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that tracks money in politics.
Plowing Ahead—the latest public radio series to come out of the long-standing partnership between Illinois Public Media and the University of Illinois Laboratory High School (Uni High)—paints a portrait of farming here in east central Illinois in the 21st century.