The drama playing out right now within the Wisconsin legislature is what newshounds live for. There's a meaty political issue to research, there are people in the streets protesting in Madison, but the most exciting part is all the lawmakers on the lam.
On Tuesday night, WBEZ and wbez.org went wall-to-wall with coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Our web traffic was through the roof (highest ever) and our on-air programming was outstanding.You want to see what it looked like in a snappy video produced and edited by Samuel Vega?
We continue our series of behind-the-scenes videos featuring WBEZ staffers covering news in Chicago. Yesterday, WBEZ Criminal Justice Reporter Rob Wildeboer did a story on the big police protest against Superintendent Jody Weis, down at the CPD headquarters.
In our new reality web-documentary series, "The City Room," we follow WBEZ reporters and producers as they cover news in the Chicago market. Today's episode follows WBEZ's Political Reporter Sam Hudzik as he works the room at City Hall, a day after Mayor Daley announced he will not seek re-election.
Yesterday, weeks of tedium and speculation came to an end when the jury in the Blagojevich trial returned their verdict. To give you a behind the scenes look at the media circus that ensued, I tagged along with WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold to the lobby of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.