College of Media

Our college is rooted in collaboration and innovation. As the media landscape evolves, so do we. We prepare students to make a difference in industry, society, and their disciplines. Students receive individual attention while exploring their interests in our flexible curriculum. Our students and faculty make an impact—and they make it their own.

The College of Media at Illinois is made up of 1,000+ students, 50+ faculty members, and 15,000+ alumni. Check out some of our stellar members!

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Journalism
Congratulations to IES Abroad senior communications manager Abby (Wilson) Baric (BS '10, journalism) for being named one of Publicity Club of Chicago's 30 Under 30, a prestigious award that's…
Journalism
Alumnus Justin Breen (BS '99, journalism), the founder/CEO of BrEpic Communications LLC, won a Golden Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago at the 60th annual Golden Trumpet Awards…
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When she received her Chicago Illini of the Year award on May 22, alumna Jill Wine-Banks (BS ’64, journalism) donned a “With Illinois” Block I pin, a tradition with its own hashtag: #JillsPin. Her…
Media & Cinema Studies
Amanda Ciafone, assistant professor of media and cinema studies at Illinois, describes herself as a cultural historian of capitalism. She is the author of the book “Counter-Cola: A Multinational…