Family and friends start scholarship fund

To honor the life and memory of College of Media journalism student Brett Lerner, his parents, Richard and Susan Pomerantz, wish to initiate the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship Fund in the College of Media. The fund will provide scholarships to journalism students at the University of Illinois. To make a gift online to the Brett Lerner Memorial Fund, visit our giving page

11 Nov

Students earn IBA awards

University of Illinois journalism students won seven awards, including five first places, in the 2015 Student Silver Dome Awards presented by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

The winners are as follows:

13 Nov

2015 Emmy Awards

Illinois was well-represented at regional Emmy Award celebrations this year. Alumni received the following awards:

Mid-America Chapter (St. Louis and Kansas City area)

  • Alison Davis Wood ’91 BS, ’11 MS
    UI Public affairs, writer, a documentary about Carlos Montezuma
  • Laura Hettiger ’09 BS, ’10 MS
    KMOV-TV, St. Louis reporter, general assignment reporter, covering the Ferguson story
  • Jim Kirchherr ’74 BS
    ​KETC-TV St. Louis, Health and Science programs and Environment program


10 Nov

Future Funding for Journalists

A $100,000 donation from the Marajen Stevick Foundation in honor of former News-Gazette Publisher John Foreman will fund internships for young journalists at the University of Illinois.

The not-for-profit foundation has endowed the John R. Foreman Fund at the UI College of Media to support paid summer internships for journalism students.

The fund recognizes Foreman's "outstanding service" to The New-Gazette, the community and the profession of journalism, according to current Publisher and CEO John Reed.

09 Nov


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