Young reporters: In these times of "Fake News," do you believe facts matter? Are you committed to providing folks the accurate, unbiased information they need to be fully-engaged citizens? Would you like to hone your reporting and news writing skills to meet the challenge?
Then the Public Affairs Reporting program at the University of Illinois Springfield is for you. Our one-year MA program is a unique blend of classroom study and real-life work experience featuring a six-month internship during which you'll earn academic credit working as a full-time reporter in the Illinois Statehouse press room for the Illinois Press Foundation''s Capitol News Illinois service, a major metro, wire service, alternative weekly, or online public affairs magazine.
During the internship, you'll receive a $3,510 stipend and a tuition waiver, but more importantly, you'll be garnering scores of bylines on significant stories about key public policy decisions. With those kind of credentials, the placement record for our graduates is excellent. In fact, PAR alums account for about half of the Illinois Capitol press corps, including several bureau chiefs.
Sound intriguing? For more information, call Charles Wheeler at 217-206-7494 or e-mail wheeler.charles@.uis.edu. Or check out the PAR Website, www.uis.edu/publicaffairsreporting/. Applications for fall 2019 must be postmarked no later than April 1. EOE."