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Robert L. LaConto
Robert L. LaConto, who taught broadcast journalism at NIU from 1964 until his retirement in 1990, died Thursday, July 30, in DeKalb. He was 91. LaConto won NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award during his final semester on the faculty. Students considered him not only an aspirational teacher and mentor but a friend. “Professor LaConto...
Hallie J. Hamilton
Hallie J. Hamilton, who joined NIU in 1958 and taught journalism from 1961 until his retirement three decades later, died Thursday, Dec. 19, in DeKalb. He was 89. A World War II veteran, Hamilton created the photojournalism program at NIU. He also taught courses without cameras, including advertising copywriting, article writing, industrial editing, layout and even...
Karen Grubb
Since the early 1970s, class photos of NIU students enrolled in journalism photography classes have been documented and archived. A recent project spearheaded by Karen Grubb, Department of Communication multimedia technician, has culminated in a permanent display of nearly 240 photographs featuring approximately 2,200 current NIU students and alums. The collection of class photos winds...
Jenna Dooley
News reporter Jenna Dooley has come board full-time as Morning Edition producer at Northern Public Radio. No stranger to the area or to the radio station, Dooley earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from NIU and has served as weekend host and part-time reporter for WNIJ. She spent several years working for WUIS Public Radio...
Albert Walker
Albert Walker, who joined the NIU Journalism Department in January of 1968 and created its public relations sequence, died Wednesday, June 22, in DeKalb. He was 91. Walker also founded and advised the PRSSA chapter from the late 1960s until his retirement in 1990. He later returned to teach part-time from 1995 to 1998. He held degrees from Case...