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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Passes for the 21st annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale Nov. 1. The festival schedule is getting a revamp in 2019, when it will run four days instead of five. The April 10-13 festival will open Wednesday evening and close Saturday evening instead of Sunday afternoon, as it has in the recent past. “The festival originally ended on Saturday night to give the audience time to travel back home or just get...
Media on the Quad
Calling all movie extras! Be part of a cool video with drones and advanced video production, organized by the College of Media MACS 199 Media Production class! #MediaOnTheQuad seeks 500 Illini to meet us on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on the Quad! Reserve your spot: go.illinois.edu/MediaOnTheQuad  This will be pretty easy—but since there will be about 500 people, we want to make sure you’re clear on the instructions. Bring your...
Roger Ebert
By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern In honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism graduate Roger Ebert, three undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. In addition to a stipend, the fellows will be mentored by Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, who will help develop their arts journalism and media criticism skills. The fellows will also write for outlets like The Daily Illini, Illinois...
Nelson and students
Professor of advertising Michelle Nelson and College of Media graduate students traveled to Dallas, Texas, to present research at the annual conference for the Association for Consumer Research this October. For their film, Teaching Consumer Resistance in Jamaica: Subvertising in Action, Nelson, along with doctoral students in the Institute of Communications Research (ICR) Kathy Tian and Yanyun (Mia) Wang; Illinois assistant professor of human development and family studies Gail Ferguson;...
Illini Days
As part of Illini Days in Chicago, the College of Media invites you to attend a panel featuring University of Illinois alumnae working in media and a journalism faculty member, moderated by Niala Boodhoo, host of Illinois Public Media’s The 21st. “Women in Media” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13., 6-8 p.m., at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, followed by a self-guided exploration...

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