The Constitution & The 2012 Elections
UIS Public Affairs Center, Second Floor
Monday, September 17, 2012
Noon - 1 p.m.
WUIS Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky and Chicago Sun-Times Bureau Chief Dave McKinney recently returned from covering this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. They closely followed the Illinois delegations at each event and will share how these partisan platforms relate to the quadrennial constitutional election process.
Vinicky earned an M.A. in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield in 2005. She completed undergraduate degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. Amanda has been covering the Illinois General Assembly for WUIS and the Illinois Public Radio network since 2006.
McKinney has been Springfield bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1995. Before that, he was a government and general assignment reporter at the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, where he began his career after graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a journalism degree in 1986. He has won numerous awards for his political coverage.
WUIS News Director Sean Crawford will moderate. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and offer thoughts on the effectiveness of this democratic process.