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Ledford film screened at festival

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“The Eye of Overtown,” an award winning short film by Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford, was screened at the "Lights, Camera, 305” film festival in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2017. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsored the festival in conjunction with the Black Lounge Film Series, Third Horizon Film Festival and O Cinema. Click here to watch The Eye of Overtown.

14 Dec
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WIRTZ ANALYZES TOBACCO COMPANY CORRECTIVE ADS ON ‘THE 21ST’ RADIO SHOW

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Assistant professor John G. Wirtz appeared as a guest Thursday on the radio program “The 21st” in a segment about court-ordered corrective advertisements tobacco companies have recently begun airing on ABC, NBC and CBS. One striking characteristic of the ads is that they feature only words scrolling across a blank screen while an unseen female narrator reads the text in a monotone voice.

14 Dec
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Conspiracy thinking less likely with greater news media literacy, study suggests

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By Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically tempting.

That’s the conclusion University of Illinois journalism professor Stephanie Craft and her research colleagues reached in a study being published next month in the journal Communication and the Public.

29 Nov
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Conrad receives award

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Susan Conrad, office manager in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award from The Secretariat. The unique and prestigious award has been given only nine times since its creation 39 years ago.

15 Nov
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Hands-on learning

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Media and cinema studies students in the advanced media practicum are taking a deep dive into documentary film production this semester and gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process. Associate Professor Ann Reisner is overseeing the practicum this fall.

The students are learning basic skills in part through editing existing documentaries to run in a one-hour broadcast on Illinois Public Media next spring.

15 Nov
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