The mission of Capitol News Illinois is to provide credible and unbiased coverage of Illinois state government. We’re an 8-month-old news service operated by the Illinois Press Foundation that directly addresses the shrinking press corps at the Statehouse. It was born out of discussions that began a few years ago among Illinois Press Foundation Board members about how to address the shortage of state government reporting available to Illinois newspapers. Capitol News Illinois provides year-round, daily coverage of the Legislature, including committee hearings; state agencies and issues; state office holders; and the Illinois Supreme Court and legal matters. Its content is distributed free to nearly 450 daily and non-daily newspapers statewide.
Capitol News Illinois
Location: * Midwest, Illinois
Beat: Illinois state legislature, especially its effect on ethnic and minority communities
Position: This beat involves coverage of state government lawmaking and policies that specifically impact ethnic communities, minority populations, distressed communities and rural areas. Our newsrooms, through the Illinois Press Association, has several member newspapers that serve those populations and communities. Not only does that provide collaborative opportunities, it also serves as an effective distribution path for our content.
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