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Cook County allocates $2 million to violence prevention

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Cook County officials will not pursue a tax on bullets, as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle suggested in her Oct. 18 budget proposal. Instead, the county will allocate $2 million to health care and nonprofits with experience in violence prevention and community outreach.The updated proposal, presented Oct. 31, still contains the $25 firearm tax that was in the original proposal, but the 5-cent bullet tax that c...

Journalists bowing to sources, betraying readers

By Tyler Davis

October 7, 2012

“Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know,” states the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Yet some reporters have been allowing their sources to comb through transcripts and decide what they do and do not want published.Traditionally, politicians have spoken carefully in the company of journalists because the press has the power to expose th...

‘Freq Out,’ ‘Felony Franks’ honored

By Lisa Schulz

November 21, 2011

The producers of the Chicago and Midwest Emmy Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented the Student Achievement Award to students in the Television and Journalism departments on Nov. 6. Five alumni also won an award for Outstanding Achievement.“Freq Out,” an hour-long live comedy sketch made for the Television Department’s channel, Frequency TV, won first place in the “Long Format: Fict...

Photo aides cut out of the picture

By Lisa Schulz

September 25, 2011

A “large number” of student workers in Columbia’s Photography Department were dismissed for the fall 2011 semester because of budget constraints. The department’s annual budget was reduced by 30 percent. The Photo I academic course and the darkroom lab experienced the largest number of layoffs throughout the department.The majority of the cuts were in classroom aides who offered assistance to students with questions a...

Lack of reader confidence increasing in news publications

By SpencerRoush

April 11, 2010

It’s no longer the norm for people to wait in front of their TVs for their favorite news anchor to report the news of the day.The majority of people at home in time to watch the evening news are retirees, some of whom don’t even focus on reporting. However, more people now question and are more critical of their news sources.According to a study released on April 6 by Rasmussen Reports, 55 percent of 1,000 likely U.S. voters think media...

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