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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...
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...