Midwest Center wins Lisagor Award for reporting on migrant labor abuses

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The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has been awarded the 2017 Peter Lisagor Award in the online category for the Best Investigative/Public Service Reporting for the story:

Monsanto, seed-corn companies continue use of contractors despite allegations of migrant labor abuses.

23 May
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BrEpic wins prestigious Silver Trumpet award from Publicity Club of Chicago

Justin Breen, the Founder/CEO of BrEpic Communications LLC and Journalism Chair for the University of Illinois College of Media Alumni Board, won a Silver Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago at the 59th annual Golden Trumpet Awards competition on May 22.

The competition, held at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, featured entries from the greater Chicagoland area, and is known as the premier public relations industry award program in the Midwest.

23 May
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College announces additions to leadership team

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The College of Media is pleased to announce several additions to the leadership team.

Stephanie Craft will be assuming the position of Head of the Department of Journalism, effective June 16, 2018. Her research focuses on news literacy and journalism ethics.

Mike Yao will become Interim Head of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, also beginning June 16, 2018. His research research focuses on the social and psychological impacts of interactive digital media.  

18 May
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Cole receives campus award

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CL Cole, head of the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, has received the Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. 

The Office of the Provost sponsors the campus-level awards in recognition of excellence in faculty leadership for those faculty who distinguish themselves with their vision of the future and their effort to enable and promote others in shaping that future. Each of the four awardees received a $2,000 honorarium and a personalized commemorative plaque.

10 May
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