News

College News
A new website, Hear My Voice, was launched today. The goal of the site is to act as a platform through which all voices may be heard in a professional and respectful way.The project began, as so many great collaborations do, with a concept and a conversation. Everyone wants a platform to share… Read More
College News
“Grace’s World”, a short film by MACS students Caitlyn Johnson and Jeremy Marder, has been selected for two film festivals, the Feminist Film Festival and Miami Independent Film FestivalAs students at the University of Illinois, Caitlyn and Jeremy have collectively produced a short advertisement… Read More
College News
Steve Hall, lecturer in advertising, was among the faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants recognized for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at a reception on April 26.Read the story here.
College News
Eighteen College of Media students participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 21 at the Illini Union. Their work included both individual and team projects.Three team projects came from a new undergraduate research course led by Advertising Professors Brittany Duff, Patrick… Read More
College News
by Charlotte CarrollFor 10 Department of Journalism students on spring break in Washington, D.C., the question at the end of each stop was the same. “Have you seen the cherry blossoms yet?” By the final day of the trip, students had come to expect the question as a parting goodbye.  But while the… Read More
College News
Leonora LaPeter Anton ’86, of the Tampa Bay Times was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The reporting was a joint project between the Times and the Herald-Tribune into Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals.The Times received a second Pulitzer for local reporting on the… Read More
College News
How cool would it be to organize a film festival for college-credit? That’s exactly what the goal is for U of I’s class Media and Cinema Studies 464, aka Illinifest Student Film Festival. The class’ focuses on learning about film festivals throughout the world while also organizing a student-run… Read More
College News
by Brant HoustonThe ongoing and spectacular investigation “Panama Papers” represents the culmination of a significant shift in the way journalism is now practiced. The project, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and nearly 400 colleagues from 107 outlets, also represents… Read More
College News
Allison Pitcher has been selected as the 2016 student convocation speaker.Growing up as an Illini legacy from Chicago, Allison has long dreamed of graduating from the University of Illinois. After starting off her college career as a Journalism major, she is graduating with a degree in Advertising… Read More
College News
During the summer of 2014, journalism Assistant Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford met Yemaya Bordain, then a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When she told him that in 2015 she would become the first African American woman to be… Read More
College News
Three journalism students have placed in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program so far this year.Personality/Profile competition: Jordan Wilson – 9th place Sports Writing Competition: Peter Bailey-Wells – tied for 11th Feature Writing Competition: Stephanie Kim – 6th place The 2015-2016 Hearst… Read More
College News
The University of Illinois will celebrate undergraduate research week April 17 – 23, 2016. Students from all three departments in the College of Media are participating. See the complete program here.Content Contradictions: How Ad-content Congruity Affects Brand Favorability and Purchase Intention?… Read More
College News
The Lawrence W. Murphy/William W. Alfeld Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha held its spring induction ceremony. KTA is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work.… Read More
College News
Carol Hillsman Sagers ’79 BS Advertising, has been selected as the 2016 College of Media Convocation speaker.Carol is the principal at CHS Marketing Consultants, a company she founded in 1996. Carol’s firm provides business development and marketing management services to clients that have included… Read More
College News
The Society of Professional Journalists recognized the 2015 Mark of Excellence Awards winners from Region 5. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.SPJ’s Region 5 comprises Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Honorees received award certificates the weekend of April… Read More
College News
In celebration of the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV) —in partnership with the College of Media at the University of Illinois—produced Ebertfest 2016: Center of the Universe. This thirty-minute companion documentary covers the life and legacy of Roger… Read More
College News
The Knight Digital Media Center at the University of Southern California talked to Journalism Professor Brant Houston about data journalism.
College News
College of Media James Scholars visited London over spring break. Read about their experience at their blog.
College News
Associate Professor Christopher Benson was selected to participate in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive 2016. Read about it here.
College News
Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford will present a lecture “Shooting with the Gun Guys: Gaining Access, Establishing Rapport, Breaking Through” on Monday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum. The presentation is part of the Center for Advanced… Read More