News

MACS podcast group
Media & Cinema Studies News
When Angela Aguayo, associate professor of media and cinema studies, was considering a project for her MACS 199: Documentary and Social Change honors course that would help her students connect the community through media, the idea for a student-generated podcast came to mind.  She knew podcasts… Read More
The Goji Project set
Media & Cinema Studies News
Students in media and cinema studies, advertising, and theatre collaborated on a short film for Advanced Filmmaking in Spring 2022, which received honors from three film fests this fall. Pictured are Raiya Wen (BFA ’22, FAA); Lincoln Rogers (BS ’22, advertising); and Robyn Pease (senior in media… Read More
Illini Union
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 Betty Hinckle Dunn Memorial Scholarship Mr. Lyman Dunn, a graduate of the… Read More
Ebert illustration
College News
Through the annual Roger Ebert Fellows program, established in 2015 at the College of Media, three undergraduate students are selected each fall to gain in-depth learning experiences that focus on critical thinking, arts and entertainment criticism, and interpretative journalism.  The 2022-23… Read More
reading news on laptop
College News
During the 2022-23 academic year, the College of Media will explore a theme of media literacy 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 in 2020, and selection of a theme… Read More
Angela Aguayo and Chang-Dae Ham
ICR News
Two College of Media faculty members affiliated with the Institute of Communications Research have been selected as James W. Carey Faculty Fellows for academic years 2022-2024. Both Angela Aguayo, associate professor of media and cinema studies, and Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor of… Read More
Kevin Finke
College News
Kevin Finke (BS '92, advertising) received a University of Illinois Alumni Association Comeback Award, given to prominent and accomplished alumni who are invited to participate in various activities during Homecoming Weekend, with a focus on providing opportunities for honorees to interact with… Read More
Krippendorff
ICR News
Institute of Communications Research alumnus Klaus Krippendorff (PhD '67), one of the most prominent researchers and scholars in the field of communications, passed away in early October at the age of 90. Krippendorff was an emeritus professor of communication who had taught at the University of… Read More
SHIELD testing site
College News
Three College of Media faculty have received a $25,000 research grant from SHIELD Illinois for a project that will examine public attitudes, news framing, and online engagement about SHIELD COVID-19 testing. The analyses will help inform best practices and strategies for future campaigns… Read More
Frank Center panelists
College News
The Richard and Leslie Frank Center for Leadership and Innovation in Media at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will host four of the country’s top political journalists—David Chalian from CNN, Domenico Montanaro from NPR, Vivian Salama from the Wall Street Journal, and Alice Yin from… Read More
Michelle Nelson
Advertising News
It can be challenging to distinguish between a paid political ad and one that is not in today’s media environment, especially on social media. News Bureau editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with advertising professor Michelle Nelson about the topic. New research from Nelson and her colleagues found… Read More
IMEDIA media literacy workshop
College News
This summer, IMEDIA held a media literacy workshop for public school educators; one panel on social media content featured an ICR alum, an Urbana High School student, and a journalism major. IMEDIA is one of the funding recipients in the Mark L. Brandt Public Engagement Fellows program.   … Read More
Quinceaneras dress at Spurlock exhibit
ICR News
Following a Fall 2020 doctoral seminar on intersectional Latina feminist media issues at the Institute of Communications Research, Angharad Valdivia, a research professor who is also a professor of Latina and Latino studies, and her students were inspired to create a museum exhibit on… Read More
Wagner
Journalism News
Melissa Wagner (BS '18, journalism), a public relations senior at Zebra Technologies, was recently recognized as a "Rising Star" in PRNEWS' Top Women Awards program.  Some of her accomplishments at Zebra include launching the company's first-ever Global Week of Service during the pandemic, which… Read More
Bill Hill
Journalism News
After 43 years as a journalist, Bill Hill (BS '75, journalism) teaches sports reporting to graduate students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He previously served as assistant managing editor at MLB.com, directing coverage of 10 West… 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 Spring 2022 semester. Only those instructors who… 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
Brand Ambassadors
Advertising News
More than 30 student athletes and student brand ambassadors, including 21 advertising students, are part of a new Brand Ambassador Program on campus. A select group of students from the University of Illinois College of Media will be paired with individual Fighting Illini student-athletes as a… Read More
Melita Garza
Journalism News
Melita Garza, an award-winning journalist, media historian, and a new associate professor and Tom and June Netzel Sleeman Scholar in Business Journalism, sees a reporter as a detective investigating a larger story. And she’s most interested in the stories that haven’t been told. “The idea of… Read More
Courtney M. Cox
Media & Cinema Studies News
The world of sport is like a mirror, according to Courtney M. Cox, a new assistant professor of media and cinema studies. Cox, a scholar of sport and the media, uses sport to examine issues of representation, technology, globalization, and labor. Because it is widely consumed by audiences, she… Read More