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WUIS Funding
6:30 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

WUIS Spring On-Air Drive Finishes Short

WUIS fundraising progress toward its $100,000 spring goal.
Credit Randy Eccles

WUIS program funding is $30,000 short at the completion of the spring on-air drive.

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Illinois Issues
12:00 am
Sun June 1, 2008

A Thriving Press: Mainstream Media Suffer from Dwindling Circulation, IL Ethnic Publications Growing

Don Tagala is a news correspondent for Balitang America, a U.S.-based network for ABS-CBN International in the Philippines.
Credit Community Media Workshop

As owner and publisher of a print media enterprise, Zeke Montes reviews daily reports on circulation, ad sales and company growth. They're ominous numbers for most media executives, foretelling industrywide change that includes cutbacks, layoffs and mergers. 

But Montes, a self-starter with no formal journalism training who began publishing the infotainment guide Teleguía de Chicago out of the second story of a Berwyn home 23 years ago, isn't like most media types. 

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Illinois Issues
12:00 am
Tue April 1, 2008

Electronic Democracy: Bloggers Have Become a Growing Part of the Political Process


Readers can’t “refresh” this page 20 times a day to see the latest information. And they can’t touch an underlined word to skip to another page to read a supporting document, hear an interview or see a photo.

Print media are losing committed readers to the more immediate, interactive and free news bits available from computers or handheld devices.

The multitasking readers who thrive on multimedia have developed a habit ­of accessing the “blogosphere” — the electronic abyss of personal Web sites — as part of their daily routines.

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Illinois Issues
12:00 am
Mon December 1, 2003

Editor's Notebook: Who really chooses what we read, hear and see?

Peggy Boyer Long
Credit WUIS/Illinois Issues

We open this eighth annual arts issue with a question. Several, really. None easily answered. 

The essential one is this: Are we ceding our right to decide what we will read in the privacy of our homes, what we will hear on our car radios or what we will see in theaters and galleries to that so-called most-democratic of forces, the marketplace? 

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