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Congratulations to Derek Long and Jenny Oyallon-Koloski, both assistant professors of media and cinema studies, for making the list of "best video essays of 2018" released by British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine. The roundup features videographic scholars and...
By Craig Chamberlain, News Bureau Social Sciences Editor CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The schedule is out for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, or “Ebertfest,” coming to Champaign-Urbana April 10-13. The 12-film lineup includes “Bound,” the first film by the writer-director team that later made “The Matrix,” with co-stars Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly coming as guests; “Sideways,” with Oscar-nominated Virginia Madsen as a guest; Cameron...
Dr. Jason P. Chambers
By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern On Super Bowl Sunday, millions of people tuned in to not only watch one of the most anticipated sporting events in the country, but also to view the many entertaining, celebrity-filled commercials. Each year the commercials get more hilarious, cinematic, and diverse. This diversity didn’t come overnight, however, and can be credited to the many African American leaders in advertising who have paved the way. One of these leaders is Tom Burrell...
Jay Rosenstein, professor of media and cinema studies, was invited to be a panelist at the screening of More Than a Word, which analyzes the Washington football team name. The event was hosted by Illinois State University on Saturday, March 2, at Normal Theater. "Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name," according to the documentary's ...
Mike Yao
Last year, faculty members in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising voted unanimously not to pursue accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, effective Fall 2019. As a result, the department can develop courses more quickly in response to emerging trends in the advertising industry. It also allows the department to create specialized tracks in the major....

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