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Presidential politics: The state of the 2016 race

By Caroline Kenny

A Medill Newsmakers Report

In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, Caroline Kenny speaks with several political journalists and experts to discuss the state of the 2016 presidential campaign. Topics discussed include how this race differs from cycles of years past and what this year might mean for campaigns that are run in the future.


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Medill 2016 Draftcast

A Medill Sports Production

The Medill 2016 Draftcast is a 30-minute show that takes viewers through the three-day 2016 NFL Draft that was held in downtown Chicago on April 28-30, 2016.

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NFL Draft Day 3: Wildcats find their new homes 📹

A Medill Sports Production

Day 3 of the NFL Draft brought plenty of rain, but also plenty of picks. The final four rounds were held in Selection Square, located in NFL Draft Town in Grant Park. There, crowds braved the elements to hear more names called and see teams welcome their new additions.

Two former Northwestern players were picked up today. Defensive end Dean Lowry heard his name called by the Green Bay Packers in round four, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers welcomed fullback Danny Vitale  in round six.

The Chicago Bears picked up five new players today, after General Manager Ryan Pace made some early round trades to amass several strategic picks.

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NFL Draft Day 3: Northwestern’s Danny Vitale to the Bucs

By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow

With the 197th pick of the NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Northwestern’s Danny Vitale. The All-Big Ten second team fullback helped the Wildcats reach the Outback Bowl. He was ranked as one of the top three fullback prospects in the draft.

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NFL Draft Round 4: First Northwestern player off the board

By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow

The first Northwestern player of the 2016 NFL Draft has been selected. With pick No. 137, the Green Bay Packers picked up Northwestern defensive end Dean Lowry. Lowry was a standout for Pat Fitzgerald and his Wildcats in Evanston for the past four years.

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NFL Draft Round 4: Bears pick 3

By Adam Rossow and Chris Hayre

The Chicago Bears took advantage of their three picks in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. The team selected three defensive players, giving them the opportunity to rebuild their defense this year.

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NFL Draft Day 3: Picks move out to Selection Square

By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow

The third and final day of the NFL Draft has begun. The picks are being announced today, despite the rain and cold in Chicago, from Selection Square, an outdoor venue located in Draft Town. Adam Rossow and Chris Hayre will talk about the big storylines to follow today, including several Northwestern players slated to be drafted and seven picks to be made by the Chicago Bears.

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NFL Draft Day 2: Bears put it all on the line

A Medill Sports Production

On day two of the NFL Draft in Chicago, the Medill NFL Draft team was out in the field reporting on all the action of the day. Hall of Famers took to the red carpet, NFL Draft Town was abuzz with fanatic fans and top prospects got picked up in Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft. The Medill team breaks it all down.

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NFL Draft Day 2: Bears 3rd round pick

By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow

The Chicago Bears have made their third and final pick of the evening. With the No. 72 pick overall, the Bears selected a Jonathan Bullard, a defensive lineman from Florida.

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NFL Draft Day 2: Bears trade down for Whitehair

By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow

After two separate second round trades, the Chicago Bears finally picked up their second player of the 2016 NFL Draft. With pick No. 56 overall, the Bears selected guard Cody Whitehair of Kansas State.

The Bears were originally slated to pick at No. 41 overall. Then the trades started to pour in. First, the Bears moved down eight spots, sending the No. 41 pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the No. 49 selection. The Bears then moved down seven more spots, trading the No. 49 pick to the Seattle Seahawks for the No. 56 pick.

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