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Yes, investigative and statehouse journalism still exists in Illinois

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Press room in the State Capitol in Springfield.

As we ask Who’s in charge of news?, today, we’re exploring non-profit news organizations focused on hard-hitting investigations and statehouse reporting. We’re joined by representatives from Pro-Publicathe Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, and Capitol News Illinois.

GUESTS:

Brant Houston

Journalism Professor, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Steve Mills

Deputy Midwest Editor, ProPublica

Jerry Nowicki

Bureau Chief, Capitol News Illinois

Tony Briscoe

Reporter, ProPublica – reported the story Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them

 

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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