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“I won’t bury the lede: My four years of experience editing, designing and reporting for The Daily Illini are the reason I have a career in journalism. Six months after graduation day, I accepted a job as a breaking news reporter at a major metropolitan daily newspaper I interned at over the summer — a jump-start granted by the connections I made and the skills I honed while working at the DI.”
JILL DISIS • The Daily Illini Editor in Chief, Class of 2012, Crime and Public Safety Reporter, The Indianapolis Star
“When I was considering running for WPGU Program Director in 2010, I remember Jon Hansen (the Operations Manager at WPGU) telling me: “Nick, you want this job. This job will get you your first job after school — even if you leave radio”. He was right, and I did choose stay in radio. I was able to interview, and later get the job with CBS Radio, because of the networking WPGU afforded me. I owe my very young career to Illini Media and the people around it.”
NICK JONES • WPGU Program Director & Student Sales Manager, Class of 2011, Account Executive, CBS Radio Digital
“Although I work at a TV station now, my experience at The Daily Illini is proving to be super helpful. We’re focusing more and more on writing stories for the Web, so having worked at the DI makes what I have to do now a lot easier.”
DARSHAN PATEL • The Daily Illini Editor in Chief, Class of 2013, Producer at KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids