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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Pictured is Robert Downen, a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Eastern journalism alum. Downen was key in publishing a series entitled Abuse of Faith, uncovering decades of sexual misconduct within the Southern Baptist Convention. Downen came to Eastern to speak with students about his experiences as an investigative journalist.

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...

Journalist to talk ‘Abuse of Faith’

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 9, 2019

An Eastern alum who helped write a series of ongoing stories exposing sexual misconduct in some Southern Baptist churches will be giving a public presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Buzzard Auditorium. Robert...

#TimesUp for Louis C.K.

Abigail Carlin, Columnist August 30, 2018

A few days ago, comedian Louis C.K. made his official return to comedy. He’s spent some time off the scene following the #metoo allegations of his sexual misconduct, which he acknowledged were absolutely...

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