News

Rojas-Alvarez
ICR News
Jorge Rojas-Alvarez. (Photo by Michelle Hassel.) Jorge Rojas-Alvarez, a doctoral student at the Institute of Communications Research in the College of Media, was honored with the 2022 Campus Excellence in Public Engagement Award for Graduate/Professional Students. The Campus Awards for… Read More
Nudo book
Journalism News
Sal Nudo (MS '16, journalism) has released a new book on Amazon in which he recounts his experiences in graduate school in journalism at the College of Media: Learning Journalism Where Writers Rise: Four Enlightening Years in Graduate School at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Nudo… Read More
Alma Mater
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about the students' research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Jiyeon Chang received her master's… Read More
Turnock
College News
Julie Turnock, associate professor of media and cinema studies, has been appointed to serve as the inaugural director of the Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies, which officially launches this fall.  “The College of Media is eager to celebrate Roger Ebert’s legacy through this new center that… Read More
Taylor Rooks
College News
Taylor Rooks (Photo by Raven B. Varona.) Taylor Rooks (BS ’14, journalism), sports journalist and broadcaster at Bleacher Report, is known in the field of sports journalism for her interviewing skills and for her ability to connect with athletes. She was recently nominated for a 2022 Sports… Read More
Jack and Beth Klues
College News
Jack and Beth Klues. Jack Klues (BS ’77, advertising), who has led some of the largest media companies over his 35-year career, has been selected to receive the 2022 College of Media Distinguished Alumni Award.  The award honors an alum whose career accomplishments and engagement with the… Read More
Advertising and Amazon Ads class
Advertising News
At the end of fall semester, students in ADV 392 presented their ad campaign results to their real clients over Zoom as well as to an in-person team from Amazon Ads and Global Overview.    As the first advertising education program in the country, the Charles H. Sandage Department of… Read More
Leona Su
Advertising News
Leona Yi-Fan Su, assistant professor of advertising, was selected as a Center for Advanced Study Beckman Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year in an annual campuswide competition among faculty. This year, the center appointed 11 CAS Associates, one CAS Fellow, and four CAS Beckman Fellows—the… Read More
Alma Mater in regalia
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research congratulates the degree candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in communications and media! For 2021-2022, the degree candidates, their dissertations, and their advisors are: Susmita Das "Speaking the International Language: A Transnational History… Read More
Eli Murray
Journalism News
University of Illinois alum Eli Murray (BS ’15, journalism), investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting, along with fellow reporters Corey G. Johnson and Rebecca Woolington. (Photo by Boyzell Hosey | Tampa Bay Times.)   While meeting… Read More
Undergraduate Research Week
College News
Update May 10, 2022: Congratulations to Ethan Grinberg, sophomore in computer science + advertising (pictured above), for winning the Undergraduate Research Symposium's Outstanding Award in the category of Numbers, Data, and Computation for his poster presentation on "The Mechanisms of… Read More
Brant Houston
Journalism News
The University of Illinois Archives has acquired and is preserving the website of FairWarning.org, a nonprofit investigative news organization founded and edited by Myron Levin. Brant Houston (pictured at right), Knight Chair Professor of Investigative Reporting in the Department of Journalism,… Read More
Illini Media Company Hall of Fame
College News
The Illini Media Company, which oversees The Daily Illini student newspaper, WPGU 107.1 FM radio station, and the Illio yearbook, inducted 20 people into its Class of 2022 Hall of Fame at a ceremony on April 9, 2022. Fourteen were College of Media alumni, including: the late Nelson Algren (BS '… Read More
Congrats
College News
Congratulations to all of the College of Media faculty, instructors, 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 2021 semester and Winter 2021-… Read More
Peacock
Advertising News
The Illinois Student Government Teaching Excellence Award recognizes instructors for outstanding performance both in and out of the classroom. Honorees have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and to students in every capacity of their experience at Illinois. Marisa Peacock, lecturer in… Read More
Mabry-Flynn
Advertising News
(Photo by Michelle Hassel.) The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes sustained excellence and innovative approaches in undergraduate teaching and contributions beyond classroom instruction that have an overall positive impact on undergraduate student learning. Amanda… Read More
AAA best paper
Advertising News
University of Illinois Advertising Professors Michelle Nelson (center) and Chang-Dae Ham (right), along with Professor Eric Haley from the University of Tennessee (left) won two "Best Paper" awards at the AAA conference for their collaborative research.   At the American Academy of Advertising… Read More
Sela Sar
Advertising News
Sela Sar, professor of advertising and director of the Institute of Communications Research, has been elected president of the American Academy of Advertising for 2022-2023. He was sworn in at the AAA annual conference in March. Sar served as president-elect for the past year, and served as vice… Read More
Ebertfest at Virginia Theatre
College News
Update 4/13/2022: Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried was originally scheduled to be one of the headlining guests at Ebertfest, accompanying the documentary Gilbert. Because of Gottfried's death on April 12, Ebertfest will be dedicating its 22nd annual event in his honor.  The 22nd Annual Roger… Read More
Craft and Chambers
College News
Two faculty from the College of Media have been appointed by Dean Tracy Sulkin to associate dean positions starting August 16.  Announced in January, Stephanie Craft, currently professor and head of the Department of Journalism, will serve as the College of Media’s Associate Dean for Academic… Read More