Charles Wheeler, professor and director of UIS' Public Affairs Reporting program, along with six PAR graduates, were among the winners of the annual competition sponsored by Capitolbeat, the national organization of journalists covering state and local governments. Wheeler received top honors for magazine commentary, recognizing his contributions as a columnist for Illinois Issues magazine. The six PAR alumni won a total of 10 awards, including four firsts. Also at the conference, three PAR graduates were elected to the Capitolbeat board.
Wheeler noted that in the seven-year history of the Capitolbeat awards, PAR alums have won 41 of them, including 13 firsts. Read more>>