URBANA – With newspapers on the decline in Illinois, you may be wondering where to get quality news about communities across the Midwest. During the week of October 25-29, 2021, Illinois Public Media is asking “Who’s In Charge of The News?”
In June, students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism published articles and videos called How Creative Thinkers Are Reinventing Local News In The Midwest.
Two people connected to that project: Medill graduate journalism professor Craig Duff and former student Melody Hoffman Guernsey talked with Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick about two of these news outlets. Guernesey graduated after producing the video earlier this year. She is now a tv reporter in Wisconsin.