News

Colloquium speakers
College News
During the 2021-22 academic 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… Read More
Murillo
Journalism News
Sandy Murillo (BS '12, journalism) produces and hosts "The Disability Minute," a weekly segment that debuted on Chicago's WBBM Newsradio in August 2021. "This is an exciting venture that helps us spread awareness about disabilities to an even wider audience," Murillo said. "Best of all, the… Read More
Sarah Min
Journalism News
Sarah Min (BS '93, journalism) has been appointed by President Biden as one of the commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.  The Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private, and non-profit sectors can… Read More
Seeking Best Friend by Alison Marcotte
Journalism News
Alison Marcotte (BS '15, journalism) will have her first children's picture book, Seeking Best Friend, published on January 25, 2022, by Beaming Books.  "After graduating, I continued to pursue my passion for storytelling and started a career as a children's book author," Marcotte said. "The… Read More
Daniel Almanza
College News
In his new role as assistant director of career services at the College of Media, Daniel Almanza looks forward to collaborating with departments and faculty to offer a robust set of career-related programming so that students can learn about various media industries, types of job positions… Read More
I on the Media
College News
I on the Media is a video series from the University of Illinois College of Media in which members of our college address current research. It began in 2020 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on media-related issues. The series will be updated here; you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to… Read More
Call to Action
College News
Three faculty members in the College of Media are among the first recipients of the inaugural Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program. Announced by Chancellor Robert J. Jones in July 2020, the program pledges $2 million annually to prioritize research and new… Read More
Matthew Ehrlich and book
Journalism News
Author Matthew Ehrlich, professor emeritus of journalism, explores how the prevailing morals and values of the 1960s shaped the controversies involving two faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the new book “Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic… Read More
Sandage Social Media Lab
Advertising News
Marisa Peacock (left), lecturer in advertising, leads a workshop with students as part of the new Sandage Social Media Lab. (Photo by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.)   In a new program called the Sandage Social Media Lab, advertising majors are receiving tailored training, followed… Read More
UIUC Quad
ICR News
We are looking for the next generation of media and communications scholars to join us in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is especially interested in recruiting students with… Read More
Jack and Beth Klues
Advertising News
Jack and Beth Klues. (Photo courtesy of Jack Klues.)   Jack Klues (BS ’77, advertising) remembers reading a book by Marshall McLuhan in his high school mass communications class where he learned “the medium is the message.” This sparked his life-long interest in advertising. He was “… Read More
Dempsey Hettinger Houston
Journalism News
Journalism alumni Johnathan Hettinger (BS ’15) and Pam Dempsey (MS ’09), and Professor Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting in the Department of Journalism, were part of a Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting team that won first place in a national environmental journalism… Read More
Dani Jackson
Advertising News
Dani Jackson (BS '06, advertising), VP of influencer and multicultural marketing at Edelman, received a "Rockstar" award from ADCOLOR, which champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. The "Rockstar" designation goes to someone who, whether through their primary role or… Read More
Tina Lowrey
ICR News
Tina Lowrey (MS '89, advertising; PhD '92, ICR) has been elected president-elect of the Association for Consumer Research, effective January 1, 2022. Lowrey is a professor of marketing at HEC Paris. Her main research interests include children’s consumer behavior, materialism, the application of… Read More
Ebert illustration
College News
In honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism alumnus Roger Ebert, three College of Media undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. They will receive a stipend and work closely with Michael Phillips, film critic for… Read More
Illinois Student Newsroom at IPM
College News
Students learn about audio tools in the Illinois Student Newsroom at IPM. (Photos by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.) Illinois Public Media and the Department of Journalism are thrilled to officially announce the founding of the Illinois Student Newsroom at Illinois Public Media—a… Read More
Schorsch
Journalism News
Kristen Schorsch (BS '03, journalism) recently published a series of digital and audio stories she completed thanks to a fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists, with support from the Commonwealth Fund.  The series explores the near death of Mercy Hospital, the oldest chartered… Read More
New Voices interns
College News
New Voices interns discuss website and social media ideas. (Photos by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.) As part of a commitment to provide internship opportunities for first generation students and students from underrepresented populations, the College of Media launched the New Voices… Read More
Alma mater
College News
Congratulations to these College of Media students who received campus and college awards and honors, and scholarships and fellowships that were made possible thanks to our donors. AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, & FELLOWSHIPS American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students… Read More
Stu Ellis
Journalism News
Stu Ellis (BS '70, MS '72, radio and TV) was featured in the October cover story of Illinois Field & Bean, the monthly magazine of the Illinois Soybean Association that focuses on industry influencers. The magazine cover shows Ellis finishing up a TV shoot at Decatur's Progress City, for which… Read More