News

James Hay and Michelle Nelson
ICR News
Two College of Media faculty members affiliated with the Institute of Communications Research have been selected as the first James W. Carey Faculty Fellows for the 2021-2023 academic years. Both James Hay, professor of media and cinema studies, and Michelle Nelson, professor of advertising, will… Read More
Windchy
Journalism News
Eugene Windchy (BS '52, journalism) has published his fourth book, Fifteen American Wars: Twelve of Them Avoidable. Concerning World War I, he disputes the common lone wolf version of the Archduke Ferdinand's assassination by reporting that 16 men were judged complicit at trial in Sarajevo. War… Read More
Fishman
Journalism News
Matt Fishman (BS '93, broadcast journalism) was recently named one of the top 50 program directors in the country by Radio Ink magazine. He works at WKNR and WWGK in Cleveland, Ohio, part of Good Karma Brands. He has spent 27 years working in radio, with 11 years as program director. "First off,… Read More
Leturia book
Journalism News
Elio Leturia (MS ’92, journalism), associate professor of journalism at Columbia College Chicago, art directed and designed the book XVI Concurso Nacional de Nacimientos (XVI National Nativity Contest), which was published last December by the Instituto Cultural, Teatral y Social (ICTYS) in Lima,… Read More
Quad with leaves
ICR News
Congratulations to our students in the Institute of Communications Research for all of their hard work in the 2020-2021 academic year. They have written articles for publication, edited a journal, presented research at conferences, and received numerous awards, grants, and honors. Below is a… Read More
Shavonne Cole
College News
In the third installment of Illinois Public Media’s American Portrait | Central Illinois, a College of Media student shares her journey while living alone on campus, decidedly making the best of the circumstances she was thrust into because of the pandemic. “Shavonne’s Year”—which will be… Read More
Carrie Wilson-Brown
Media & Cinema Studies News
Carrie Wilson-Brown returned to campus this fall as a lecturer in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies and the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising. She previously attended the College of Media’s Institute of Communications Research as a graduate candidate in 1993 through 1999.… Read More
Stephen Warren
Journalism News
A first-base, utility slow-pitch softball player and a die-hard Celtics fan, Stephen Warren is a newly appointed lecturer focused on sports media in the Department of Journalism and Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising.  This fall, he is teaching Classics of Sports Journalism, Crisis… Read More
Angela Aguayo
College News
This year, the College of Media will explore a social justice theme to build community and connections for students, faculty, and staff. The idea for an annual, opt-in theme emerged during the College of Media strategic planning process, and selection of an inaugural theme was voted on by faculty… Read More
Virginia Theatre
College News
Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that its 22nd annual event has been rescheduled as a result of a spike in variants of the COVID-19 virus in Illinois. The festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” has been rescheduled for April 20-23, 2022, at the… Read More
Ben Holden
Journalism News
The opaque ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the public school speech case Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. shouldn’t deter school officials from disciplining students who engage in cyberbullying, harassment, or cheating, said Benjamin Holden, a teaching associate professor of journalism and… Read More
Brittany Duff
Advertising News
Brittany Duff, an associate professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was selected to become the inaugural Charles H. Sandage Scholar in Advertising Research.  The Charles H. Sandage Scholar in Advertising Research was established in 2021 through generous gifts to the… Read More
Community Data Clinic
Media & Cinema Studies News
Update 8/11/2021: The first deployment of laptops and Internet hotspots were given to families in the Georgetown-Ridge Farm school district. Learn more. The Community Data Clinic, a mixed methods data studies and interdisciplinary community research lab led by Anita Say Chan, associate professor… Read More
Nikki Usher
Journalism News
A new book by Nikki Usher, associate professor of journalism, examines the market failure of local newspapers in the context of larger U.S. problems such as rising social inequality, geographic polarization, and political discord. In News for the Rich, White, and Blue: How Place and Power Distort… Read More
Alma mater
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about their research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Tingyu Chen received her bachelor's degree… Read More
Tim Schwab
Journalism News
Updated June 23, 2021: Congratulations to Tim Schwab (MS '06, journalism) for winning the Deadline Club Award from the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists! Schwab also recently landed a book deal with Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt) to publish The Good Billionaire… Read More
Congrats
College News
Congratulations to all of the College of Media faculty and teaching assistants who were ranked as excellent by their students! This list is based on Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms completed by students during the Fall 2020 semester and Winter 2020-2021. Only… Read More
Ewa Maslowska
Advertising News
Ewa Maslowska, an assistant professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was selected to receive the Provost’s Initiative on Teaching Advancement Grant. The grant enables recipients to design, implement, and assess instructional and pedagogical innovation that has a high… Read More
Tom Littlewood
Journalism News
Thomas Benjamin Littlewood, who served as head of the Department of Journalism from 1977 to 1987 and retired as professor emeritus in 1996, died on June 6. He was 92 years old. "He was a powerful leader for our department in the 1980s," recalled Professor Brian Johnson.  Littlewood had a high-… Read More
Steve Hall
Advertising News
Steve Hall, a senior lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, received the 2021 Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award with a unanimous vote from the American Advertising Federation.  The award recognizes distinguished individuals for their service to advertising through… Read More