Joe Harris doesn’t get memo, beats Steph in shootout final

ASW 2019 Three-Point Champion Joe Harris

By Joshua Jonah Fischman Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In not only the first three-point competition of his NBA career, but of his life, Nets guard Joe Harris defeated two-time league MVP Stephen Curry in the final round to win the 2019 event. Curry, the 2015 champion, was supposed to win the shootout as part […]

Jarrett Allen rises to the occasion – on defense

Jarrett Allen Presser

By Max Goodman Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a night full of high-flying slams, no-look passes and deep three-pointers, the two most memorable plays of Friday’s Rising Stars game came from someone who scored just two points. Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets did what he does best — blocking two dunks less than […]

Reggie Bullock’s mission is equality for LGBTQ community

Reggie Bullock and Joe Harris

By Joshua Jonah Fischman Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Reggie Bullock did not make an All-Star team nor is he participating in any of Saturday night’s competitions. He’s here in his native North Carolina for a greater purpose. After Bullock’s transgender sister, Mia Henderson, was murdered in 2014, the Lakers wing has become a powerful ally […]

Election Update 2016

Here’s the latest Medill Reports Election 2016 Update. We spoke with Trevor Gervais, lead organizer at Common Cause Illinois, about election ad spending. Posted at 7 p.m. CT

GOP Debate: Candidates bicker over true conservative policies

Donald Trump in Spin Room

By Misha Euceph, Jane Hao and Jasmine M. Ellis MILWAUKEE — After four debates, Republicans found themselves back at square one. This was the case at the Nov. 11 debate hosted by Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal not because of the lack of a clear front-runner, but because the most heated discussion […]

GOP Debate: Moderators take a step back; ‘It wasn’t about us’

Milwaukee GOP debate moderators

By Harry Huggins and Satvika Khera MILWAUKEE — Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee proved a friendlier forum for both the candidates and moderators than CNBC’s debate two weeks ago. The moderators, Fox Business Network hosts Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto and Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker, mainly stayed out of the way […]

GOP Debate: Christie challenges Hillary, regains ground in undercard

Chris Christie's campaign strategist

By Morgan Gilbard and Enrica Nicoli-Aldini MILWAUKEE – The Republican “undercard” debate on Tuesday featured candidates proposing a litany of traditionally conservative plans and ideals – repealing Obamacare, shrinking government, eliminating the Internal Revenue Service, and turning away Syrian refugees. But the candidate attacked by the others for his arguably less conservative record was the […]