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The 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival has received a 2016 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” received the grant during a star-studded HFPA grants dinner banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Aug. 13. Festival Host and Executive… Read More
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A boy's murder that sparked a movement. 
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Members of the Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), the flagship student organization of the Agricultural Communications Program, were named National ACT Chapter of the Year during the 17th Ag Media Summit held in Scottsdale, Arizona on July 25-29, 2015. The annual Summit is the… Read More
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Nick Ciffone '10 ADV, was part of the team from TBWA Chiat Day that produced two Cannes Lion award-winning ads. As the copywriter, Ciffone and his partner Dave Estrada, Art Director, came up with the ideas and took them from script through production.  Made in NY for Gatorade received: Gold in the… Read More
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Heidi W. Isenhart, a partner with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, has been named one of the 50 Top Women Lawyers in Florida  by Super Lawyers.Super Lawyers, owned by Thomson Reuters, recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.  The selection process is multi-… Read More
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Professor Lulu Rodriguez, director of the Agricultural Communications Program at the University of Illinois, earned international recognition recently for her teaching skills and contributions. The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture organization presented the 2015 NACTA Educator… Read More
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Alecia Swasy, the Sleeman Scholar of Business Journalism and Professor in the College of Media, will be presenting a paper, Fry Cook at the Waffle House: How the Boundaries Inside U.S. Newspapers are Shifting in a Digital Age, at a conference in October.Negotiating Culture: Integrating Legacy and… Read More
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Owen Kulemeka ’11 Ph. D., public relations assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Dean Jan Slater said, "Owen was a special person. He was a gifted teacher and a respected colleague. We… Read More
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Jessica Hogue, Director of Career Services in the College of Media, has received the Outstanding New Career Services Professional Award from the Hire Big10+ Consortium.The Outstanding New Career Services Professional Award recognizes individuals for exceptional service or special accomplishments in… Read More
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Illinois soccer standout and Advertising grad, Emily Zurrer ’09, is a member of the Canadian women’s soccer team participating in the world cup. Zurrer ended her Illinois career as one of the most decorated players in Illini history. She was the first three-time All-American in program history and… Read More
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Nick Ciffone '10 ADV, was part of the team from TBWA Chiat Day that produced an award winner at the 2015 One Show.View the entry here.  The One Show is the world’s most prestigious awards show recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment. The… Read More
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Eric Meyer, associate professor in journalism, has been named one of six Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media for summer 2015. Meyer will spend two weeks at the Dallas Morning News learning how the paper uses social media across multiple platforms. He and other professors… Read More
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“Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Change America,” co-written by Associate Professor Chris Benson and the late Mamie Till-Mobley, tells the story of the life and death of Mrs. Mobley’s son, Emmett Till.  The Mississippi lynching of Till in 1955 has been considered the event that… Read More
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Associate Professor Chris Benson, received a 2014 Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club in the Online: Best Individual Blog category for the “Reasonable Doubt” column he writes for The Chicago Reporter.Chris’ columns deal with issues related to race, justice and the media. In… Read More
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Steve Hall, Lecturer in Advertising for the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, has been named the 2015 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Distinguished Advertising Educator.For the past 23 years, Steve Hall has inspired students, inside and outside of the… Read More
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On Apr. 14, The National Association of Black Journalists Illinois chapter held their spring semester event: Breaking Brutality. The event addressed the controversial topic of police brutality, which has gained national attention due to incidents like Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Martese Johnson, Eric… Read More
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If you think reporters are scoundrels, you might point to popular culture. If you think they’re heroes, you might do the same.
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U of I journalism students Alejandra Reyes Pena and Alyssa Rege have been selected for paid summer internships through the Multicultural Internship Program of the Illinois Broadcasters Association. The program competitively selects student applicants from universities across the state and places… Read More
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UI journalism alumnus Robert Lowe has his first job in TV!!! Robbie will be the weekend anchor and three day reporter at KTIV-TV (NBC) in Sioux City, Iowa. Robert recently graduated with his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in NY. As a senior, Robert was one of the anchors of… Read More