WCBU, the National Public Radio (NPR) member-station in Peoria operated by Illinois State University, has earned first-place honors in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association contest.
WGLT, Bloomington-Normal’s NPR member-station, has earned two national awards from the Public Media Journalists Association.
The Vidette will begin the fall 2021 semester headed in a new direction after a reorganization that will better prepare students for the journalism of the future.
WGLT will bring Radio Faces to attendees from the comfort of their homes.
WGLT and three community partners will host two live debates in March featuring the candidates running for mayor in Bloomington and Normal.
The Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) has recognized WGLT’s newsroom with two national awards for its investigative reporting and morning newscast.
WGLT has earned three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its local reporting and newscasts and will advance to the prestigious National Murrow Award competition this summer.
Growing up devouring the pages of African American investigative journalist Ida B. Wells and studying CNN and NPR political analyst Angela Rye’s commentary, Illinois State junior Tiffani Jackson wanted to get into media for one reason: “Be the change you can see.”
For the past year, WGLT, ISU’s NPR affiliate housed under the School of Communication, has experienced significant changes and anticipating exciting new opportunities on the horizon.
The WGLT Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made contributions integral to WGLT’s ongoing excellence in public service to the Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, and McLean County communities.