News

Gelman and Collins
Journalism News
Two journalism alumni, Joey Gelman (BS '16) and Dan Collins (BS '16), have launched a new podcast called "BLEAV in Chicago Sports" with the BLEAV Podcast Network. "We can't wait to give all our Illini family some fun Chicago sports talk and hopefully sprinkle in some Illini as they're ready to be… Read More
BrEpic
Journalism News
Justin Breen (BS '99, journalism), the founder/CEO of BrEpic Communications, LLC, won a Silver Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago at the 61st annual Golden Trumpet Awards competition on September 10. BrEpic has won a Golden or Silver Trumpet in all three years it has been in business… Read More
Andre Garner
Journalism News
Black Ink Group, LLC, announced the launch of the BlackCoin Mobile Application as part of the BlackCoin Campaign, an effort to track and incentivize day-to-day spending with Black-owned businesses. The mobile app, available on the AppStore and the Google Play Store, will allow the Black Ink Group… Read More
Stockwell book
Journalism News
Stuart Lieberman (BS '10, journalism) co-wrote The Power of Choice: My Journey from Wounded Warrior to World Champion with U.S. Paralympian Melissa Stockwell. The book shares Melissa's journey from being the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War to becoming a Paralympic medalist.… Read More
Angela Aguayo
Media & Cinema Studies News
Angela Aguayo, a new associate professor in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, begins her work by looking for answers to two questions: Which problems are not being solved right now, and what are the world’s most pressing social issues? Many of her projects, including the oral history… Read More
Greg Hall Fall 2020
College News
This semester, the College of Media welcomes three new faculty members in all three departments: Angela Aguayo, Associate Professor of Media & Cinema Studies Chris Evans, Clinical Assistant Professor of Journalism Jacob Fisher, Assistant Professor of Advertising   The Institute of… 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, will premiere on Thursday, October 8, with a panel… Read More
ICR at UIUC
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research (ICR), the doctoral program housed within the College of Media, will usher in the academic year with new leadership. This fall, Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising, and Mira Sotirovic, associate professor of journalism and Karin and Folke Dovring… Read More
ASMP journalism student interns
Journalism News
Interns for the American Society of Media Photographers meet on Zoom; three are University of Illinois journalism students who were awarded part-time remote internships by the Department of Journalism. (Top row: Chantal Vaca and Taylor Chism. Bottom row: Julie Kang and Samantha St. Leger.) Photo by… Read More
Chris Evans
Journalism News
Chris Evans, a new clinical assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, first knew he wanted to be a writer in middle school after winning fourth place in a national competition for a science fiction story he wrote. “I grew up blue collar in a small town in Kansas.… That didn’t happen… Read More
Jacob Fisher
Advertising News
Jacob Fisher, a new assistant professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has always been interested in technology design and the way it influences people’s attention. He said he wanted to come to UIUC because it’s very strong in computation, neuroscience, and brain imaging… Read More
ICR News
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Top Student Paper “Learning from Confucius: Moral Self-cultivation (Xiuji) and Its Application in Media Ethics Education” Yayu Feng Top Student Paper “Exploring the Effect of Control on Playable Ad Effectiveness” Xiaohan Hu… Read More
ICR News
Congratulations to our 2020 Institute of Communications Research doctoral graduates, many of whom are continuing careers in academia. We wish the best to everyone and hope you will stay in touch with the University of Illinois! August Graduates Tiffany Bowden: Consultant and Co-Owner, Comfy Tree… Read More
Working at laptop
ICR News
This summer, Shili Xiong and Giang V. Pham, both doctoral students in the College of Media’s Institute of Communications Research, were invited to present at Microsoft’s “New Future of Work” virtual symposium. Their presentations examined various effects of remote working and mediated work, in… Read More
Professors Nikki Usher and Margaret Ng
Journalism News
Nikki Usher, associate professor of journalism, and Margaret Ng, assistant professor of journalism, published a study that looks at how Washington, D.C., journalists cluster on Twitter.  Journalists in Washington, D.C., have long been accused of living in a “Beltway bubble,” isolated from the… Read More
Chang-Dae Ham keynote
Advertising News
Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was the opening keynote speaker at this summer's Digital Marketing Summit held in Seoul, Korea, July 8-9, which addressed a theme of "Meet the Future of Marketing." Ham's presentation, "Data, Technology, and… Read More
Jill Wine-Banks
Journalism News
Jill Wine-Banks (BS '64, journalism) has launched a new weekly podcast called "Intergenerational Politics" with Victor Shi, a freshman at UCLA. Wine-Banks, who won the 2019 Chicago Illini of the Year award, is the only woman to serve on the Watergate prosecution team, an MSNBC Legal Analyst, and… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
College News
Jason Chambers, associate professor of advertising, first became interested in history from his eighth grade teacher. Since then, he has dedicated his career to history, specifically on race and ethnicity and advertising. “[My teacher] was a wonderful storyteller and really brought history to… Read More
Jay Rosenstein
Media & Cinema Studies News
The NFL team in the nation’s capital will no longer be the Redskins. The name is being retired. Jay Rosenstein, a Center for Advanced Study professor of media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, directed the 1997 documentary In Whose Honor? about the use of… Read More
Ann Reisner
College News
Ann Reisner, associate professor of media and cinema studies, wants to help students learn by doing. She will do this through a process called “experiential learning,” which allows students to develop knowledge and skills through methods outside the classroom, a priority identified in the… Read More