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The Pantagraph building signage
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The parent company of Tthe Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington is moving its shares off the New York Stock Exchange and to Nasdaq that trades shares of companies that are generally smaller in size than those on the New York exchange.

mosaic of Ida B. Wells
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Journalism is the first rough draft of history. In newsrooms across the country, that first draft has historically been written mostly by white men.

WGLT Program Director Mike McCurdy will retire at the end of the month after nearly 40 years in broadcasting, 30 of them at WGLT.

McHistory: Blazing The Trail For Women Who Write

Nov 5, 2019
McLean County Museum of History

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Irons Folsom Fox blazed the path for women in Bloomington-Normal who had dreams of writing in the late 1800s.

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The McLean County Law and Justice Center is an important place. It’s where our community hashes out the way we treat each other, and how the system treats all of us.

photo of man at microphone
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The future of newspapers is in more and deeper local coverage, according to a prominent former Illinois State University student.

Panelists speak at GLT event
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are having a “major effect” on how the public perceives journalism and journalists, even at the local level, a panel of experts said Wednesday night.

Michael Dabin, courtesy of Jim Kirk / New York Daily News

The nation's largest newspapers are seeing digital subscriptions soar during President Donald Trump's administration. The newly named editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times said during a Sound Ideas interview that readers are willing "to pay for good content" about the current administration.

Man standing in front of a screen with sentences on a Power Point slide.
Courtesy of the Skokie Public Library

News literacy isn’t always taught in schools even though it’s becoming more important in the age of misinformation.

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Last weekend, when an online video surfaced apparently showing a violent beating inside a Normal apartment, the public didn’t find out about it through a local newspaper, radio station, or TV newscast.

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New York Times political correspondent and Illinois State University alum Carl Hulse says the Trump administration has put journalism and media in unfamiliar territory.