Introducing The 'Illinois Issues Initiative' Reporters And Their Beats

Jan 1, 2015

Jamey Dunn
Credit mattpenning.com 2014 / WUIS/Illinois Issues

January marks a new phase in our journalism.  Due to the merger between WUIS and Illinois Issues, we now have a number of journalists that enable reporting on a beat model.  A beat allows a reporter to learn events and people more thoroughly than general assignment reporting.  Each reporter is focusing on key issues in the state.  We're calling it the "Illinois Issues Initiative."  Here are the beats:

ILLINOIS ECONOMY
Bill Wheelhouse

ILLINOIS LEADERSHIP
Amanda Vinicky

PAST DUE
Government Sustainability
Jamey Dunn

STATE OF THE STATE
Government Effectiveness
Brian Mackey

CODE SWITCH ILLINOIS
Equity & Diversity
Maureen Foertsch McKinney

EDUCATION DESK
Dusty Rhodes

THE SCENE
Arts & Culture
Rachel Otwell