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Reporters to talk 2018’s Taylorville tornado coverage

Staff Report

November 19, 2019

Reporters will recount and reflect Wednesday on their experiences covering the Taylorville tornado almost a year after it happened. According to a flyer for the panel, "On December 1, 2018, a tornado ripped through Taylorville, Illinois, damaging or destroying more than a hundred homes and injuring ...

Reporter explains effects of investigative journalism

Reporter explains effects of investigative journalism

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 10, 2019

Robert Downen, a 2014 graduate of the School of Journalism, was named Journalist of the Year by Eastern’s journalism division for an ongoing series entitled “Abuse of Faith,” covering 20 years of widespread sexual abuse and misconduct among one of the largest denominations of Baptists in the U.S....

STAFF EDITORIAL: College journalism is crucial; it deserves respect

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News believe in our reporting and the fact that we are providing a service to our readers by informing them of what is happening at Eastern. To make this happen, though, we need the cooperation of Eastern’s officials, students and community members to be able to relay and ...

Jackie Spinner to discuss her documentary

Staff Report

April 4, 2019

Jackie Spinner will be at Eastern Friday afternoon to discuss her documentary, “Don’t Forget Me,” that shares the experiences of three Moroccan families who have children with autism. The event will be held in Buzzard Hall 1103 at 1 p.m. Spinner will discuss her experience raising two sons wit...

Contreras discusses her journalist experience

Inami Tapley, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2018

Guest speaker Daisy Contreras came to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to give an informative speech on her life and her work for NPR Illinois on Tuesday. With a room full of people, she mentioned her struggles of finding a major that fits her and her parents’ liking. She said she wanted to ...

The importance of guiding the next generation of journalists

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2018

Currently, there is a summer camp being held on campus, the Illinois Press Foundation/ Eastern Illinois University high school journalism camp. The Illinois Press Foundation is one of the largest state press organizations in the country, and they sponsor the camp, so the students attending do not...

Student journalism is necessary to spread truth

Staff Editorial

April 24, 2018

Journalism, regardless of it being student journalism or professional journalism, is a vital element in any institution. We, as journalists, have the responsibility to protect the truth and distribute the truth to the people who deserve to know it. We take pride in our enormous responsibility and...

Watch what you say in public

Liz Stephens, Columnist

January 11, 2018

My favorite thing to tell my friends while jokingly arguing is, “Don’t say or do anything you don’t want me to write about and/or have published one day.” The saying has resonated with me ever since I started joking about it, because it proves that whatever you say or do, you may be able...

Media literacy is important to practice

Staff Editorial

January 8, 2018

With the end of every year comes the annual “end-of-year” lists, where we get to find out what people thought were the best and worst aspects of 2017. According to USA Today, a Marist Poll found that 23 percent of Americans believe “fake news is the second-most annoying phrase used in casual c...

Role models inspire and challenge us

Abbey Whittington, columnist

December 7, 2017

As I am getting my grave and tombstone ready for finals week, I have been looking for ways to stay sane and positive so I can be productive. I mostly find long "self-help" lists that tell me to put on a face mask and run a bath. While this can be relaxing, self-help does not always call for a spa...

Walk a mile in the shoes of student journalists

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

September 7, 2017

Everyone makes mistakes, especially students who are learning in their field of study. Sounds redundant, right? We all know people make mistakes, but for some reason people always need to be reminded that student journalists fit into the same category of forgiveness during their academic journey. Is...

The Agency moves from journalism to public relations department

Madison Endsley, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2017

This year, the Agency, a registered student organization formerly housed within the journalism department, moved to public relations. This organization is now joining forces with the Public Relations Student Society of America; however, they each have different functions. The Public Relations Student Society...

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