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Ziff and Carey on tandem bike
College News
James W. Carey (Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives.)James W. Carey Fund for Faculty Excellence will support outstanding faculty in the Institute of Communications Research An internationally recognized scholar in communications research, James W. Carey (1934-2006) earned two… Read More
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Media & Cinema Studies News
Jenny Oyallon-Koloski, assistant professor in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, was introduced to the power and influence of media during an introductory film course in college. She recalled watching The Last Laugh, a 1924 film directed by F.W. Murnau, and being “emotionally wrecked”… Read More
Alumni mentors
College News
The College of Media is pleased to announce a number of new initiatives, emerging from our recent strategic planning process, to create and sustain a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Foremost among these is the appointment of Jason Chambers… Read More
Glen Scott
Advertising News
VMLY&R West, based in Seattle, Washington, recently hired Glen Scott (BS '01, advertising) to serve as its executive creative director. The agency covers clients up and down the West coast including Intel, Microsoft, Mazda, and more.  Prior to this position, Scott led creative teams at VMLY… Read More
Angela Sinickas
College News
The University of Illinois Alumni Association presented its annual Alumni Awards as part of its virtual Homecoming Week 2020, Nov. 29-Dec. 5. Congratulations to award winners Angela Sinickas (BS '75, journalism) and Safiya Noble, former faculty member at the Institute of Communications Research… Read More
Mid-America Emmys
Journalism News
In November, journalism faculty member and alumna Alison Davis, College of Media affiliate Illinois Public Media, and numerous alumni received Mid-America Emmy Awards and Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. Davis, journalism lecturer, was one of the Big Ten Network producers of Engineering Fire, along… Read More
Greg Hall classroom with caution tape
College News
Facilities & Services employees prepare Room 100 in Gregory Hall for safe in-person instruction. (Photo by Charles “Stretch” Ledford, associate professor of journalism.)   Like many faculty members, the COVID-19 pandemic left Jonathan Knipp wondering how he was going to teach his MACS 464:… Read More
Adia Ivey
Media & Cinema Studies News
Adia Ivey (BS ’19, media and cinema studies) has spent her time since graduation developing MANIFOLD, an experimental anthology docuseries that tells the underrepresented stories of “everyday people we meet in our lives but haven’t had the chance to get to know better” from the Black LGBTQIA+… Read More
I on the Media
College News
I on the Media is a new video series from the University of Illinois College of Media in which members of our college address the impact of COVID-19 on media-related issues. The series will be updated here; you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when we post new videos. Hear… Read More
Murray Kalis
Advertising News
Talented advertising undergraduate students will be recognized for their creative work and provided with a monetary gift to support their creative career path, thanks to the Murray Kalis Award for Creativity in Advertising. The new award was established by College of Media alumnus Murray Kalis (… Read More
Gregory Hall Room 31
College News
College of Media students and alumni may remember pre-pandemic late nights cramming on big projects in the dimly lit basement of Gregory Hall (not to mention the Doritos and Coca-Cola dinners from the vending machine). But thanks to college and campus funds, the basement will soon have a new… Read More
Alex Iniguez
College News
According to Alex Iniguez (BS ’11, journalism), assistant metro editor at The Seattle Times, one thing that can't really be taught in college is “the grind”—a daily devotion to work that helps manage tough days on the job. However, Iniguez said his time as a journalism student prepared him to… Read More
Jenny Lenzini
Journalism News
We are sad to learn about the passing of Jenny Lenzini (BS '16, journalism), who died on November 15 after a motorcycle accident. She was a reporter at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. "Her bright smile and passion for storytelling instantly made her a standout reporter in the Southwest Florida… Read More
congress
College News
The wide-ranging Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act impacted a huge swath of the American economy and might affect your 2020 charitable giving benefiting the College of Media in the following ways.  Your required minimum distribution (“RMD”) has likely been cancelled this… Read More
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College News
The College of Media is pleased to announce a number of new and innovative curricular opportunities, including a new interdisciplinary minor in media, a minor in critical film production within the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, and new courses across all three departments that address… Read More
Roger Ebert illustration
College News
In honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism graduate Roger Ebert, three College of Media undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. In addition to a stipend, the fellows will be mentored by Chicago Tribune film… Read More
Harsh Taneja
Advertising News
We know how search engines can favor certain results and how social media might push us into bubbles, but it’s still easy to view the Internet as a place where we’re in control. A new study, however, argues that notion of personal empowerment is “an illusion.” Corporations are “nudging” the flow… Read More
Aaron Navarro
Journalism News
Aaron Navarro (BS '18, journalism) works as a CBS broadcast associate for the 2020 political unit covering House and gubernatorial races. Navarro has been a key player in following the central stories for down-ballot races, from impeachment to coronavirus, and helping with overall 2020 election… Read More
Michelle G. Lopez
Journalism News
Michelle G. Lopez (BS '06, journalism) has been named director of content for the Chicago Tribune. She joined the newspaper in 2013, serving as senior digital and design editor at The Mash, the Tribune edition for teens, and as digital editor of RedEye, the tabloid for commuters. Later she was lead… Read More
Ebert Symposium Series
College News
The 2020 Chaz & Roger Ebert Symposium will be presented as a virtual series this fall, bringing together filmmakers and scholars to discuss a variety of issues relevant to the media industry. The series, which is free and open to the public, premiered on October 8 with a panel moderated by… Read More