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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Advertising
Geno Schellenberger (BS '20, advertising) created an advertising and media podcast called "Breaking & Entering" to help students and recent graduates break into the industry and then thrive once…
Journalism
Reverend Jason Carson Wilson (BS '99, journalism) became founding executive director of Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based policy advocacy organization focused on same-…
Journalism
Catherine Adel West (BS '02, MS '04, journalism) has been garnering praise for her debut novel, Saving Ruby King, which was featured on USA Today's hottest new book releases for the week of June 15.…
Journalism
Jeffrey Katz (BS '78, journalism) is the news director at WAMU, the NPR news station in Washington, D.C. He joined WAMU in May 2017, after many years as a reporter and editor in digital news, radio,…