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Public Affairs Reporting
Graduate level reporting throughout the year and, biennial Bill Miller Public Affairs Reporting Hall of Fame at UIS induction

The UIS Public Affairs Reporting program is a one-year, professionally-oriented master's degree program that prepares students to become working reporters covering public affairs in its broadest sense -- informing readers, listeners, and viewers about ongoing events and activities that impact on their daily lives.  

Current BIll Miller Public Affairs Reporting Hall of Fame at UIS Inductees:

  • Trif Alatzas (1988-89)
  • Chuck Abbott (1974-1975)
  • Kathleen Best (1979-1980)
  • Mary Bohlen (1976-1977)
  • Nina Burleigh (1982-1983)
  • Scott Canon (1981-1982)
  • Susan Cornwell (1978-1979)
  • Patty Culhane (1994-1995)
  • Kevin Finch (1985-1986)
  • Michael Hawthorne (1988-1989)
  • Barbara Hipsman (1977-1978)
  • Mike Kienzler (1972-1973)
  • Natasha Korecki (1996-1997)
  • Bill Lambrecht (1972-1973)
  • Ray Long (1980-1981)
  • John O'Connor (1985-1986)
  • Deborah Peterson (1977-1978)
  • Jim Prather (1979-1980)
  • Bob Secter (1973-1974)
  • Jim Webb (1986-1987)

UIS Public Affairs Reporting Master's Degree Program