News

New ICR cohort
ICR News
The College of Media welcomes the newest cohort in the Institute of Communications Research doctoral program. Mariana Colín MA, North Carolina State University Mariana Colín got her MA in English with a concentration in film studies in 2019. Her thesis explored alternative forms of academic… Read More
Anita Say Chan
Media & Cinema Studies News
Anita Say Chan, associate professor of media and cinema studies, has been selected as a 2019-2020 Data & Society Faculty Fellow. Data & Society is a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from automation and data-centric technology. Its programs draw together… Read More
Journalism alumna Abby Baric
Journalism News
Congratulations to IES Abroad senior communications manager Abby (Wilson) Baric (BS '10, journalism) for being named one of Publicity Club of Chicago's 30 Under 30, a prestigious award that's designed to recognize the young rock stars of the public relations industry.  Since joining IES Abroad… Read More
Journalism alum Justin Breen
Journalism News
Alumnus Justin Breen (BS '99, journalism), the founder/CEO of BrEpic Communications LLC, won a Golden Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago at the 60th annual Golden Trumpet Awards competition on June 6. The competition, held at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, featured entries from the… Read More
Jill Wine-Banks with Chicago Illini of the Year award
College News
When she received her Chicago Illini of the Year award on May 22, alumna Jill Wine-Banks (BS ’64, journalism) donned a “With Illinois” Block I pin, a tradition with its own hashtag: #JillsPin. Her pins typically have political significance that comment on the day’s events, which she posts online… Read More
Amanda Ciafone
Media & Cinema Studies News
Amanda Ciafone, assistant professor of media and cinema studies at Illinois, describes herself as a cultural historian of capitalism. She is the author of the book “Counter-Cola: A Multinational History of the Global Corporation.” (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer.)  The Coke you drink with your hot dog… Read More
Dow Jones intern chart
Journalism News
Five Department of Journalism students have earned Dow Jones News Fund internships for the coming summer. Dow awarded 79 paid internships in data, digital and business journalism, as well as multiplatform editing, at news organizations across the country this summer.  Interns attend one-week… Read More
Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton with students and staff
Journalism News
The College of Media welcomed back alumna Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton (BS '87, broadcast journalism) on April 25. She visited a journalism class taught by lecturer John Paul, whose class she took in 1985. Journalism students Elizabeth Sayasane (left) and Riley McNulty (right)… Read More
Julie Turnock
Media & Cinema Studies News
Congratulations to Julie Turnock, associate professor of media and cinema studies, for being awarded a Criticism & Interpretive Theory Senior Research Fellowship by the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, for 2019-2021.   Turnock will be working on a book-length project titled The… Read More
Professor Jay Rosenstein with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Danita M. B. Young
Media & Cinema Studies News
Professor Jay Rosenstein with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Danita M. B. Young at the Diversity and Social Justice Education Awards ceremony on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Madeline Wilson.)  “There’s a little bit of synchronicity going on,” said Professor Jay Rosenstein, at the University… Read More
Steve Raquel holds baby in class
Advertising News
Update: The Chicago Tribune featured Steve Raquel on April 25. Check it out! Before Steve Raquel’s ADV 409/509 Media Entrepreneurship class began this spring, one of his students told him that her child care might not be completely set throughout the semester. She asked if it would be okay to… Read More
Undergraduate Research Symposium
College News
Nine advertising students are participating in this year's Undergraduate Research Symposium on Thursday, April 18. The symposium, held at the Illini Union, features presentations, posters, and performances from students across the Illinois campus.  1:45-2:45 p.m. 407 Illini Union "Technology… 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 (ICES) questionnaire forms completed by students during the Fall semester of 2018 and the Winter session of 2018-… Read More
Dan Escalona
Journalism News
We are sad to learn about the passing of recent journalism alumnus Daniel Escalona, who earned both his bachelor's (BS '17) and master's (MS '18) with us. He died on April 12 due to complications from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Escalona was "one of the best students I've ever had," said Professor… Read More
Skydiving green screen at Mediapalooza
College News
From podcasts to FX editing to scavenger hunts, the high schoolers who attended our college's Mediapalooza event for admitted students hit the ground running, and we couldn’t be more impressed. Journalism students created these podcasts, talking about what their high school journalism experiences… Read More
McDonald and Meron
College News
Jean McDonald and Shachar Meron. (Photos by L. Brian Stauffer.)  Congratulations to two College of Media faculty members for winning campus teaching awards!  Jean McDonald, lecturer in journalism who teaches news editing and sports journalism courses, won a Campus Award for Excellence in… Read More
Nikki Usher
Journalism News
Congratulations to Nikki Usher, associate professor of journalism, for being named an Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Faculty Fellow for 2019-2020. Usher's focus will be on The Where of News, "which considers the role of professional journalism in fomenting the place-based… Read More
students at Advasion
Advertising News
115 members of the American Advertising Federation chapter at the University of Illinois networked their way across Chicago as part of Advasion on April 4, 2019. The students were divided into small groups, with each group being hosted by three different agencies. Agencies presented work,… Read More
Advertising and ICR at AAA
College News
College of Media faculty members and students won multiple awards at the 2019 Annual Conference of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) in Dallas, Texas.   Chang-Dae Ham (left) and Sela Sar (middle).Dr. Chang-Dae Ham and Dr. Sela Sar, both associate professors of advertising, won a… Read More
Illinois Innovations planning
College News
Undergrads who take the course in fall can create exhibits in interdisciplinary teams in spring. By Arielle Kramer, Communications and Marketing Intern Update: This course is now cross-listed and can be taken as MACS 265, IS 265, or CS 265. Four Illinois professors are creating the Innovation… Read More