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!

Media & Cinema Studies
From a corner table in the Coca-Cola-branded brick building of Flesor’s Candy Kitchen (est. 1901) in Tuscola, Illinois—with a nostalgic Coca-Cola straw canister positioned nearby—Amanda Ciafone,…
Journalism
Margaret Ng, assistant professor of journalism with an appointment in the Institute of Communications Research, has been selected for 2023-24 James W. Carey Faculty Fellowship. She was also…
Advertising
Ben Behrman (BS ’09, advertising) was recently promoted to chief executive officer of Schafer Condon Carter, a major ad agency based in Chicago.  Behrman, a 14-year SCC veteran, joined the…
Journalism
Angie Leventis Lourgos (BS ’03, journalism) has published a new book, Life-Altering: Abortion Stories from the Midwest, with the University of Missouri Press. Based on pieces that originally…