Applications are now posted online here 2014 IPF application (and on the right-hand column) for the 2014 workshop here at Eastern Illinois University. You can learn more about the workshop by clicking here 2014 IPF description.
Students published a 16-page print edition this afternoon, which included stories from internships at regional newspapers across central Illinois and profiles on one another, to cap off 13 days of intense reporting, photography and fun. You can read these stories, and dozens of others they reported, by going to the workshop’s news website, Illinois Reporter.
Students worked with more than 30 professional journalists during their stay here at Eastern Illinois University. They also reported on stories during three-day internships at the (Decatur) Herald & Review, (Champaign) News-Gazette, (Robinson) Daily News, Effingham Daily News, Mattoon Journal-Gazette & Charleston Times-Courier, and (Taylorville) Breeze-Courier.
We’ll post a revised description and next year’s application forms during the next several weeks. Deadline is typically set for early May.
Enjoy the stories.
And consider applying for next year’s workshop.
Check out our students’ reporting by going to IllinoisReporter.wordpress.com. So far, students have posted stories from a half-day reporting trip to nearby Mattoon, Ill. They have also reported on several other stories that will be reported later this week both in print and in a printed publication. You can follow their work through the week.
Students are getting ready for their internships. A special thank you to all the professionals who will work with our interns Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday … and show them what journalism is all about.
On Saturday, students visited Lincoln’s home and gravesite, as well as the state Capitol. We ended the day at Monical’s Pizza in Charleston.
Today Greg Bilbrey gave a lesson on design and Colin McAuliffe and Audrey Sawyer taught photo. Then students designed their first paper with stories form their Tuscola trip with the help of lead designer Nora Maberry, Amanda Bright, Nike Ogunbodede and Seth Schroeder. Tom Roberts gave a lesson on press production, and the students saw their first issue of In Our Views come off the press at 5 p.m.
Students traveled to Tuscola, Ill., to do stories on the city and Flesor’s Candy Kitchen. They ate lunch at the Burger King in Mattoon, Ill., and heard from owner Gene Hoot about his court battle years ago with the Burger King franchise, which he won.