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Leon Dash and Metro 7 inducted into NABJ Hall of Fame
Journalism News
(Photo by the National Association of Black Journalists. Swanlund Chair Professor of Journalism Leon DeCosta Dash is pictured fourth from left.)  In 1972, seven black reporters from The Washington Post metropolitan desk took a stand for equality in the newsroom—becoming the first to challenge a… Read More
Choropleth map by Margaret Ng
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Which countries are similar in their web use patterns? What are the peer-to-peer dynamics among elite journalists in Washington, D.C.? The findings to such data-driven questions can be demonstrated visually, with the emerging field of data visualization. In fact, Yee Man Margaret Ng, assistant… Read More
Congrats
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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 spring semester of 2019. Only those instructors who gave… Read More
welcome
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The College of Media is excited to welcome four new faculty members this fall—two in advertising and two in journalism.  Advertising Ewa Maslowska Assistant Professor Maslowska, assistant professor of advertising, earned her PhD in communication science from the persuasive communication… Read More
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Lincoln Stephens is a former Advertising Account Management Executive (TracyLocke, Martin Retail, Carol H Williams Advertising, TPN, and Moroch) turned education advocate and social entrepreneur. In his professional career, Stephens has worked with top brands such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Pepsi,… Read More
Roger Ebert
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The late Roger Ebert, a distinguished writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Thanks to the generosity of Chaz Ebert and the Roger Ebert Program for Film Studies, select College of Media students have the opportunity to learn about… Read More
Ebert Symposium
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In its second year, the Chaz & Roger Ebert Symposium brings together notable academics, journalists, and media experts for critical discussions on diversity in media. The event, titled "Creating an Inclusive Media and Cinema Ecosystem," will feature panel discussions on diversity in film,… Read More
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Adrianne C. Smith is the founder and visionary of the Can: Diversity Collective, a non-profit organization created to provide access and exposure to young people of color and under-represented communities to global thought leadership conferences on advertising, marketing, creativity, economics,… Read More
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Advocate. Producer. Creative. Mom. Ericka Riggs’ natural state of mind is curious—her desire to see and explore the world stems from her childhood spent as a corporate gypsy. Ericka’s family steadily moved every three to four years, moving across the country, from Texas to New York, she attended… Read More
Catherine Xiaohan Hu
ICR News
ICR student Catherine Xiaohan Hu won Top Student Paper at AEJMC.We'd like to thank all of our graduate students in the Institute of Communications Research for traveling the globe to represent the University of Illinois as they presented their research at multiple conferences. Below is a list of… Read More
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Shazzia has been with years with Havas Health and You for 15 years, she was named Global Chief of Staff of the organization in 2015. In this role she oversees all of HR, training and development and corporate social responsibility efforts worldwide. Additionally, she partners with the company’s… Read More
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Abrar Al-Heeti is a staff reporter for CNET's culture team. Born and raised in Champaign, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism. While in school, she worked for The Daily Illini and the Center for Power Optimization of… Read More
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Allyson Nadia Field is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. Field’s scholarship investigates the functioning of race and representation in interdisciplinary contexts surrounding cinema. Her research focuses on African American film, both silent era cinema… Read More
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Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films, has been making documentaries for 50 years. In his first film Home for Life, heralded as "an extraordinarily moving documentary" by Roger Ebert, he established the direction of his life and career; storytelling that examines… Read More
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Samantha N. Sheppard is the Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80 Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. She writes extensively on issues of race, gender, and representation in cinema and media. She is the author of the forthcoming book Sporting Blackness:… Read More
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Cáel M. Keegan is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at Grand Valley State University. Keegan completed a doctorate in American Studies at the University of Buffalo. His research examines queer and transgender popular… Read More
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
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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