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Collage of NIU news stories
Many people work behind the scenes to make sure Northern Illinois University is front and center. That’s the case for NIU’s Office of Media and Public Relations. “We want to raise the profile of the university and make people realize that NIU is involved in some very important and exciting research, teaching and artistry,” said...
Brian Williams
A six-month, no-salary suspension for NBC News anchor Brian Williams isn’t enough, says NIU journalism instructor Jason Akst. Williams, Akst says, should lose his job over his recent admission that he “misremembered” being in a helicopter under fire in Iraq. “These inaccuracies (which beg the question of how many more haven’t come to light) are...
Dan Klefsted of WNIJ radio invited me to have a beer with him one afternoon. We met at Twin Taps in DeKalb, and he had a proposal.
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With production of Talk of the Nation ceased, WNIJ radio is taking the opportunity to refresh its daily lineup and provide more news throughout the day. Here’s what listeners will hear after The Diane Rehm Show (9 to 11 a.m.) each weekday on 89.5 FM or streamed online: Here and Now (11 a.m. to 1...
Susan Stephens
Susan Stephens of the WNIJ News staff has captured three first-place awards in the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Journalism Excellence Award in the Downstate Radio division. She was named Best Newswriter for the second year in a row. Judges evaluate a sampling of the reporter’s writing in stories that aired in 2012. Stephens’ entries...
Susan Stephens
WNIJ (89.5-FM) reporter Susan Stephens claimed three honors this year when the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association recently announced winners in the 2010 Journalism Excellence Contest. Stephens won her awards in the association’s Downstate Radio division. Her story “Fire Ops 101” was chosen Best Light Feature. Her “Two Sides of a Transplant” report was named Best Hard News...