Champaign Central Illinois Reporters and Photographers We're Growing


Patch Labs and HIP Champaign We're Offering New Opportunities To Local Reporters

Are you passionate about your hometown? Patch Labs and HIP Champaign we're giving reporters the chance to earn a living by helping us cover our communities.

Today, the world of journalism and local news plays a critical role in achieving a functioning democracy. And in the midst of these unprecedented times, many people — including journalists — are unfortunately finding themselves underemployed, and even jobless.

If you are a struggling reporter in today's economy, you know firsthand how challenging it can be to get back on your feet. But what if we told you that there was a way for you to earn a living by doing what you do best: covering the communities you love the most.

HIP Champaign is here to give you that opportunity with its technology and tools that are available to you to grow your career.

Oscar Smith, Publisher Let's Talk Today

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