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Ebert To Be Honored In U of I Ceremonies In Chicago

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Roger Ebert - Hollywood Walk of Fame

Roger Ebert on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, June 23, 2005. (U of I Journalism Department)

Seven years ago, journalism faculty at the University of Illinois launched an effort to praise someone annually that’s served as an example to others entering the field. 

In Chicago Tuesday night, U of I alumnus Roger Ebert will be honored posthumously. 

Illinois Public Media’s Jeff Bossert asked U of I Journalism Professor Rich Martin about the decision to award the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism to the Urbana native and longtime film critic, and efforts to preserve the Urbana native’s legacy.