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Tiffany Barnett White
Advertising News
Tiffany Barnett White (BS '92, MS '94, advertising), associate professor of business administration and Bruce and Anne Strohm Faculty Fellow at the Gies College of Business at Illinois, received the 2019 Williams-Qualls-Spratlen Multicultural Mentoring Award of Excellence. White is also an… Read More
Air book cover
Journalism News
Brian R. Bland (BS '63, journalism; MS '64, radio and TV) has been published in Air: A Radio Anthology, a collection of essays about the early days of radio. Bland's memoir recalls his first paid broadcast job at WLRW-FM in Champaign in 1963. Air was published in 2019 by the book division of… Read More
MACS class watching film
Media & Cinema Studies News
Assistant Professor Derek Long, who teaches a class on world cinema and another on media production, is currently working on a book about the development of film distribution in the 1910s-’20s.  Distribution is the “least studied, least understood aspect of the film industry, certainly of… Read More
Advertising students use BrandSort cards
Advertising News
Marisa Peacock, a new lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has spent most of her professional career in social media marketing and content marketing. She began at a time when most organizations didn't consider websites essential to their marketing strategy. “They didn't… Read More
NAHJ and NABJ
College News
Incoming students learned about NAHJ and NABJ at Meet Media, the College of Media's welcome event. (Photo by Madeline Wilson, senior in journalism.)  College of Media students have formed two new chapters of national journalism organizations to support the paths of Asian American and Hispanic… Read More
Hiltzik brothers
Advertising News
Aron Hiltzik (BS '18, advertising) and his brother Jared (BS '16, LAS), who both played tennis at the University of Illinois, co-founded RecoveryForAthletes.com, which sells athletic recovery equipment such as Theragun percussion massagers, Game Ready cold and compression units, Marc Pro muscle… Read More
Chicago Reader
Journalism News
Charlie Meyerson's (BS '77, MS '78, journalism) less-than-three-years-old free email news briefing, "Chicago Public Square," was named Chicago's best blog in the Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago poll. More than 30,000 people voted in more than 300 categories of the poll. Winners will be honored at… Read More
Taylor Rooks
Journalism News
Illinois alumna Taylor Rooks is only five years out from graduation, but has already landed her own Bleacher Report web series, Take It There with Taylor Rooks. While at Illinois, Rooks covered nearly every football and basketball game. She came back to campus for Homecoming—but this time as a… Read More
Virginia Theatre
College News
Roger Ebert (BS '64, journalism) founded Ebertfest in 1999. (Photo by Thomson Reuters.)  Passes for the 22nd annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” will go on sale Friday, November 1. The festival passes cover all screenings during the festival, which will run April 15-18 at the… Read More
MACS students filming
College News
With the launch of the Media Innovation Fund this fall, five College of Media projects proposed by faculty members will be funded this academic year.  "We were very gratified by both the quantity and the quality of proposals received, and are excited to be able to fund a variety of efforts that… Read More
Baez
ICR News
Institute of Communications Research alumna Jillian Báez (PhD '09) won this year’s Bonnie Ritter Outstanding Feminist Book Award, Feminist and Women Studies Division, National Communication Association, for In Search of Belonging: Latinas, Media, and Citizenship. "From an incredibly rich field of… Read More
Soula Motamed
Journalism News
For the first time in FIFA Women’s World Cup history, each city had its own public fan movement.   FIFA sent out a blast on Twitter looking for the perfect fan to follow the teams around Europe and capture what it’s like to be in the stands. College of Media junior Soula Motamed saw FIFA’s… Read More
Ebert Fellows 2019-2020
College News
In honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism graduate Roger Ebert, three undergraduate students have been named as a member of the fifth class of Roger Ebert Fellows. They will work closely with mentor Michael Phillips, film critic for the Chicago… Read More
Emmy
Journalism News
Alison Davis Wood (BS '91, MS '11, journalism) won a National Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences Mid-America Emmy in the arts/entertainment program feature/segment for "Illinois Artists: Endalyn Taylor," produced for the Big Ten Network. The team that worked on the video included producers… Read More
Mario Parker
Journalism News
Mario Parker (MS '06, journalism), a reporter for Bloomberg in Chicago, is moving to the Washington bureau to begin covering the White House. He has been writing about agriculture, energy, finance, and wide-ranging general breaking news across the U.S. Midwest.
Mariam Sobh
Journalism News
Generations of comics have used stand-up to educate the broader society about their culture or ethnic group. Now, Ms. Mariam Sobh, a radio anchor whose mother is from the Midwest and father is Lebanese, is part of a growing wave of performers across the U.S. using comedy to puncture stereotypes… Read More
Herman and President Carter
Journalism News
Christine Herman talks with former President Jimmy Carter. (Photo by Michael Schwarz.)  Illinois Public Media reporter Christine Herman (MS ’14, journalism) wrapped up her 2018-19 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism fellowship year in Atlanta in September. She had the honor of presenting her… Read More
Paul Ingrassia
Journalism News
Former Reuters Managing Editor Paul Ingrassia (BS '72, journalism) has passed away after battling cancer. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of many articles and books on the auto industry. Click here to read Reuters' tribute.
Darlas
Journalism News
Congratulations to Andrea Darlas (BS '94, journalism) for being inducted into WGN's 2019 Walk of Fame. Darlas, who works at the University of Illinois as senior director of constituent engagement, spent more than 21 years at WGN Radio as a news anchor, reporter, and show host.  Hear audio and… Read More
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