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Illinois Public Media has a new student newsroom

After developing the program throughout the past year, Illinois Public Media and the U of I Department of Journalism are officially announcing their collaborative initiative, the Illinois Public Media Student Newsroom. The newsroom will be a place where undergraduate and graduate students can get “real world” journalism experience, while under the mentorship and guidance of Illinois Public Media reporters, editors, and producers. 

From the press release:

The IPM Student Newsroom offers space for students to learn how to report, write, interview, and anchor, as well as build a portfolio of work across audio, video, and multimedia platforms, right in the heart of a dynamic working newsroom.

As a freshman and one of the first members of the student newsroom, Farrah Anderson won a national award for her coverage of the U of I Athletes participation in Black Lives Matter movement. 

You can read more here.

Top photo from Illinois Public Media website.

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