Author: Carolyn Bradley

Heidi Diedrich: ‘Nothing can replace going there’

Heidi Diedrich is thousands of miles from home but not from her first calling, photography. The former Daily Egyptian staff photographer made a career in corporate communications after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1991. About eight years ago, she took that expertise to Iraq for a consulting job at the American University

Illinois newspaper’s unique fact-checking initiative

A community newspaper in Forest Park, Illinois, launched a unique fact-checking initiative during the recent midterm election season, inviting readers to send campaign mailers to its journalists to check for accuracy. Readers sent in nine mailers from various groups such as the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development. Many of the mailers were referendums

Q and A with Angie Muhs, a new leader with APME

Angie Muhs, executive editor of the State-Journal Register in Springfield, is the new president of the Associated Press Media Editors.  APME and the American Society of News Editors agreed to merge this fall, creating the News Leaders Association. The merger of the two powerful journalism organizations comes at a time when the news media are