Alumnus Michael Durr’s career path to publication leadership

Picture this: you get a phone call from your boss inviting you on a trip to Antarctica, where you, a photographer, writer, and videographer, will have the opportunity of a lifetime. Getting to travel to Antarctica is just one of the many amazing things Illinois State University alumni, Michael Durr, has had the chance to

Transfer student finds passion for media through The Vidette

Student reporters for The Vidette in Redbird Arena

Before transferring to Illinois State University in the fall of 2019, Jake Fogal knew he wanted to pursue a career in sports—he just did not know how. That is, until he stepped inside the University’s student-run newspaper The Vidette.

Journalism alums share experiences covering civil unrest in Minnesota

Man reporting with face mask

Ray Richardson ’77 and Jeff Wagner ’09 have told different angles of the ever-evolving story that started with the killing of George Floyd. Wagner has delivered breaking news throughout the last two-and-a-half weeks, even going on Facebook Live during his off days. Richardson has covered the aftermath, noting how many news cameras from around the world he saw at Floyd’s memorial service.