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January 2015

Update: WIU Student Journalist Responds

Western Illinois University student Nicholas Stewart has written an editorial reponse to the university's treatment of him.  The Western Courier editor was suspended after he shot video of a fight on campus and sold it to a media brokering site.  The video was broadcast on several TV newscasts, including The Today Show.  On Monday, the university lifted the suspension and issued a letter blaming a lack of information and organization from the Publications Board.

INBA Remembers First Amendment Attorney

INBA Board Members send their condolences to the family of James C. Craven, who died January 12 at age 89.

Award Winner hired at Illinois TV Station

 New graduate Aaron Eades has been hired as a Multi-Media Journalist at WCIA-TV in Champaign.  Last April, Eades won the Outstanding Reporting category in the S-INBA Awards at the Spring INBA Convention in Peoria.  Eades attended Illinois State University, where he worked extensively within the TV-10 News program.  During his last semester, he was Executive Producer of a new show: The Bottom Line, featuring a heavy emphasis on social media analytics as a reporting tool.  

INBA Winter Board Meeting

The INBA Board met in Springfield on January 24.  The board approved 4 new members: Dusty Rhodes and Jamey Dunn of WUIS in Springfield, Abby Wendle of Tri-States Public Radio in Macomb and student N'Jema McIntyre of NIU. The board also approved a motion allowing the Treasurer and Resource Manager to move a portion of the organization's funds into investment vehicles, and discussed the upcoming Scholarship competition for students.  The board also heard updates on the Spring 2015 Convention, which will be April 24-26 in Normal.