Parrott quoted in college media review article

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Julian Parrott, associate dean for student services and academic affairs, traveled to China in August to participate in the Journalism Education Association-China inaugural convention at Duke Kunshan University. Parrott presented a keynote speech and also served as a student mentor/coach and as a competition judge at the convention.

The Journal of the College Media Association recently wrote about the conference in College Media Review. Read the story here.

17 Jan

Benson to deliver keynote

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Christopher Benson, associate professor of journalism, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event. 

The event is a countywide celebration held this year at Parkland College. It includes award presentations and a reception. The event is free and open to the public.

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13 Jan

Yao mentioned in Chicago Tribune story

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Mike Yao, associate professor of digital media, and the new master’s degree in strategic brand communication were mentioned in a Chicago Tribune story about crisis communications firms benefiting from the Trump presidency. 

12 Jan

Media and Business launch online master's degree

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By Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor 217-333-2177;

New online master’s degree in strategic brand communication to prepare future brand leaders

A new interdisciplinary graduate degree from the University of Illinois seeks to arm future global brand leaders with the latest methods, techniques and strategies to market, advertise and deliver brand communications across diverse multimedia and technology channels.

05 Jan