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The Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building in Washington, D.C., where Voice of America is headquartered. (PersianDutchNetwork / Wikimedia Commons)

It began as an effort to combat Nazi propaganda, but in these highly partisan times can the taxpayer-funded Voice of America remain free from bias?

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Coverage of local news took a giant step backwards with the closing of hyperlocal news websites DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist. A look at the changing media landscape.

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The local news websites DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist on Thursday ceased publication and abruptly shut down. 

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Youth football seems to be taking a hit. We speak with a Daily Herald investigative reporter about steep declines in high school football participation.

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 A memorial in Las Vegas for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 dead and more than 500 wounded. (Jay Smith / Chicago Tonight)

While public awareness of mass killings is undoubtedly higher, U of I researchers say the frequency with which they occur is steady – and it’s remained that way over the last decade.

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ProPublica Illinois, the first regional newsroom for the nonprofit website ProPublica, officially launched this week. We speak with Editor-in-Chief Louise Kiernan.

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(Courtesy NBC 5 News)

Two journalists talk about their recent interviews with the imprisoned former Illinois governor.

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Maziar Bahari (Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Flickr)

The international reporter talks about making a movie based on his imprisonment in Iran, and his partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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President Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the media: Where did it all go wrong? Dan Miller and Rex Huppke join us in discussion.

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BuzzFeed editor Craig Silverman talks about the consequences of living in a world of misinformation and fake news, and discusses how media platforms, businesses and individuals can begin countering it.

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The pope endorses Donald Trump. Michelle Obama unfollows Hillary Clinton on Twitter. These days fake news is making real news. Could you be spreading lies on your Facebook feed?

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Jeremy Geltzer

Jeremy Geltzer's new book "Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures" explores the film industry's relationship with the First Amendment and how the definition of obscenity has changed over the years.

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Thirty years after his first column for the Chicago Tribune, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Clarence Page reflects on race, politics, and social change in his new book Culture Worrier.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss this week's headlines. 

NATO Media Coverage

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We have your thoughts about our NATO coverage when we read some of your Viewer Mail.

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich addresses a throng of reporters and supporters before heading off to Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year prison sentence. Elizabeth Brackett reports.