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Brett Lerner and his father, Rich Pomerantz, used to spend a lot of time watching ESPN. The two joked about Lerner being the next Mike Greenberg. During Lerner’s time at the U of I, he displayed the skill and determination required to make that kind of career possible – even though Lerner wasn’t an athlete and didn’t have any high-level connections.

22 Aug
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The results for the Spring 2016 administration of student ratings of instructors has been announced. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

22 Aug
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The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising will begin offering an undergraduate minor in public relations starting in the fall 2016 semester. The minor will require a minimum of 18 credits and will consist of three foundational courses about media and public relations and three additional courses on advanced topics in PR.

22 Aug
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By Ryan Wilson

When Ros Dumlao was in Northside College Prep High School in Chicago, she watched as her school’s varsity women’s basketball team won the Public League’s Chicago Conference North title and made it to the state Regional Finals. But they did not make it into her school’s student newspaper, The Hoof Beat.

17 Aug

The Institute for Nonprofit News has elected Laura Frank as board chair.

10 Aug
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College of Media Associate Dean for Student Services & Academic Affairs Julian Parrott was a guest at the Journalism Education Association-China inaugural convention at Duke Kunshan University campus outside of Shanghai. JEA-China hosted 63 high school students from across China for 5 days of lectures, workshops, assignments and competitions.

10 Aug
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This spring, WILL launched The 21st — 21st-century radio for the 21st state. The hour-long talk show combines relevant news and conversation with audience engagement through phone calls, social media and other digital channels. The 21st is not only facilitating discussion but also helping listeners connect with each other and with information vital to their lives.

10 Aug

A number of faculty and students are participating in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. AEJMC is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe.

05 Aug

“Voices of Stagg” a documentary about an educational experiment at A. A. Stagg High School, will premiere on Aug. 2, 2016, 7 p.m. at the school, 8015 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

01 Aug

Chunfeng Lin, a Ph. D. candidate in the Institute of Communications Research, has received a 2016-17 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate College at Illinois.

27 Jul

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