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Muslims in Media panel
Journalism News
Three journalism alumni participated in "Muslims in Media: Influence of Minorities in Storytelling and Journalism," a panel discussion as part of the I Heart Halal festival in Chicago. The moderator was Shahzmeen Hussain (BS ’17) who works at Explore Their Stories, Inc., a filmmaking company. Two… Read More
Taylor Rooks
Journalism News
Congratulations to Taylor Rooks (BS '14, journalism) on her new  Bleacher Report series, Take It There With Taylor Rooks. Watch her video interview with Ebony: https://www.ebony.com/exclusive/taylor-rooks-new-bleacher-report-series/ She said the series is a “full interview show where you get a… Read More
2019 symposium winners
College News
Update: Congratulations to advertising students Grace Rigney and Hailey Buffone for winning the prize for best poster, which showed "Effects of Propaganda Versus Reasoned Appeal on Support for Presidential Policies." Their mentor was Professor Patrick Vargas. (Photo by Madeline Wilson.)View photos… Read More
Advertising News
Soja Orlowski (BS '89, advertising; third from left), executive director for the nonprofit Worldwide Fistula Fund, will share her experiences meeting fistula survivors in Africa for the first time at An Evening to Restore Dignity on May 2 in Chicago. WFF is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention… Read More
Oyallon-Koloski video
Media & Cinema Studies News
Congratulations to Derek Long and Jenny Oyallon-Koloski, both assistant professors of media and cinema studies, for making the list of "best video essays of 2018" released by British Film Institute's Sight and Sound magazine. The roundup features videographic scholars and practitioners’ picks for… Read More
Ebertfest at Virginia Theatre
College News
  (Photo by L. Brian Stauffer.)By Craig Chamberlain, News Bureau Social Sciences Editor CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The schedule is out for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, or “Ebertfest,” coming to Champaign-Urbana April 10-13. The 12-film lineup includes “Bound,” the first… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
Advertising News
By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern On Super Bowl Sunday, millions of people tuned in to not only watch one of the most anticipated sporting events in the country, but also to view the many entertaining, celebrity-filled commercials. Each year the commercials get more hilarious… Read More
Kenn Little and Professor Jay Rosenstein
Media & Cinema Studies News
Jay Rosenstein, professor of media and cinema studies, was invited to be a panelist at the screening of More Than a Word, which analyzes the Washington football team name. The event was hosted by Illinois State University on Saturday, March 2, at Normal Theater. "Using interviews from both those… Read More
Interim head of Sandage Department of Advertising Mike Yao
Advertising News
Last year, faculty members in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising voted unanimously not to pursue accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, effective Fall 2019. As a result, the department can develop courses more quickly in response… Read More
Congrats
College News
Congratulations to two of our faculty members for winning campus teaching awards!  Jean McDonald, lecturer in journalism, is one of this year's winners of the award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She teaches news editing, sports journalism, and newsroom leadership. Shachar Meron,… Read More
Valdivia talk
Media & Cinema Studies News
The Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program is sponsoring a talk with Professor Angharad Valdivia, WGGP faculty affiliate, research professor at the Institute of Communications Research, and professor of media and cinema studies.  Valdivia will present “Girls Hold Up Half the Sky:… Read More
writing
Journalism News
Show us your best work! First Prize: $2,500 Second Prize: $1,500 Third Prize: $1,000 The Department of Journalism will honor graduate and undergraduate students judged to have reported and written the best feature articles in the last year. Articles will be judged on depth and texture of… Read More
Sela Sar
Advertising News
Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising and director of advertising graduate studies, has been elected vice president of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) for 2019-2020. Sar will manage AAA’s annual conferences in March 2019 and March 2020. In this leadership position, he will also… Read More
media lab
ICR News
From educational workshops to renovated lab spaces, new initiatives at the College of Media are facilitating more research and creative endeavor opportunities. Michelle Nelson, associate dean for research and creative endeavor, has been strengthening the research culture for faculty members and… Read More
roger ebert in theater
Journalism News
By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing InternIn honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism graduate Roger Ebert, three undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. In addition to a stipend, the fellows will be… Read More
Christopher Capozziello photo
Journalism News
see christopher capozziello’s film, art, and lectures in february By Holly Rushakoff It starts with a question—why do some suffer and others do not? When Christopher Capozziello is curious about people, he wants to understand where they’re coming from. And he’s often drawn to the fringe. As a… Read More
Assistant professor John G. Wirtz and alumna Thais M. Zimbres receive 2018 PRIDE Research Award
Advertising News
Assistant professor John G. Wirtz and Illinois alumna Thais M. Zimbres (MS '13, advertising) received the 2018 PRIDE Research Award for Innovation, Development, and Educational Achievement at the National Communication Association annual convention in Salt Lake City in November 2018.   The PRIDE… Read More
student writing on paper
College News
Save the date for the 2019 College of Media Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium: Saturday, April 6, 3-4 p.m. Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 1, at 11:59 p.m. What Can I Submit? Original research or creative work produced in a College of Media class or under the… Read More
students making video
Media & Cinema Studies News
We present the College of Media's year-end video, created by students in our media and cinema studies class "Media Production I," taught by Victor Font.  To create this video, we enlisted the help of about 300 students, faculty, staff, and friends to join us for #MediaOnTheQuad as extras in the… Read More
graduate students
Advertising News
By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing Intern After 15 months together in the inaugural strategic brand communication (SBC) program, students met in person for the first time at their graduation ceremony on October 27, greeting each other with hugs in Gregory Hall. The SBC master’s degree… Read More