News

Daniel Almanza
College News
In his new role as assistant director of career services at the College of Media, Daniel Almanza looks forward to collaborating with departments and faculty to offer a robust set of career-related programming so that students can learn about various media industries, types of job positions… Read More
I on the Media
College News
I on the Media is a video series from the University of Illinois College of Media in which members of our college address current research. It began in 2020 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on media-related issues. The series will be updated here; you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to… Read More
Call to Action
College News
Three faculty members in the College of Media are among the first recipients of the inaugural Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program. Announced by Chancellor Robert J. Jones in July 2020, the program pledges $2 million annually to prioritize research and new… Read More
Matthew Ehrlich and book
Journalism News
Author Matthew Ehrlich, professor emeritus of journalism, explores how the prevailing morals and values of the 1960s shaped the controversies involving two faculty members at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the new book “Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic… Read More
Sandage Social Media Lab
Advertising News
Marisa Peacock (left), lecturer in advertising, leads a workshop with students as part of the new Sandage Social Media Lab. (Photo by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.)   In a new program called the Sandage Social Media Lab, advertising majors are receiving tailored training, followed… Read More
UIUC Quad
ICR News
We are looking for the next generation of media and communications scholars to join us in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is especially interested in recruiting students with… Read More
Jack and Beth Klues
Advertising News
Jack and Beth Klues. (Photo courtesy of Jack Klues.)   Jack Klues (BS ’77, advertising) remembers reading a book by Marshall McLuhan in his high school mass communications class where he learned “the medium is the message.” This sparked his life-long interest in advertising. He was “… Read More
Dempsey Hettinger Houston
Journalism News
Journalism alumni Johnathan Hettinger (BS ’15) and Pam Dempsey (MS ’09), and Professor Brant Houston, Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting in the Department of Journalism, were part of a Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting team that won first place in a national environmental journalism… Read More
Dani Jackson
Advertising News
Dani Jackson (BS '06, advertising), VP of influencer and multicultural marketing at Edelman, received a "Rockstar" award from ADCOLOR, which champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries. The "Rockstar" designation goes to someone who, whether through their primary role or… Read More
Tina Lowrey
ICR News
Tina Lowrey (MS '89, advertising; PhD '92, ICR) has been elected president-elect of the Association for Consumer Research, effective January 1, 2022. Lowrey is a professor of marketing at HEC Paris. Her main research interests include children’s consumer behavior, materialism, the application of… Read More
Ebert illustration
College News
In honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism alumnus Roger Ebert, three College of Media undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. They will receive a stipend and work closely with Michael Phillips, film critic for… Read More
Illinois Student Newsroom at IPM
College News
Students learn about audio tools in the Illinois Student Newsroom at IPM. (Photos by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.) Illinois Public Media and the Department of Journalism are thrilled to officially announce the founding of the Illinois Student Newsroom at Illinois Public Media—a… Read More
Schorsch
Journalism News
Kristen Schorsch (BS '03, journalism) recently published a series of digital and audio stories she completed thanks to a fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists, with support from the Commonwealth Fund.  The series explores the near death of Mercy Hospital, the oldest chartered… Read More
New Voices interns
College News
New Voices interns discuss website and social media ideas. (Photos by Isabella Pennebaker, photography intern.) As part of a commitment to provide internship opportunities for first generation students and students from underrepresented populations, the College of Media launched the New Voices… Read More
Alma mater
College News
Updated June 8, 2022 Congratulations to these College of Media students who received campus and college awards and honors, and scholarships and fellowships that were made possible thanks to our donors. HONORS Bronze Tablet Inscription on the Bronze Tablets in the Main Library recognizes … Read More
Stu Ellis
Journalism News
Stu Ellis (BS '70, MS '72, radio and TV) was featured in the October cover story of Illinois Field & Bean, the monthly magazine of the Illinois Soybean Association that focuses on industry influencers. The magazine cover shows Ellis finishing up a TV shoot at Decatur's Progress City, for which… Read More
Congrats
College News
Congratulations to all of the College of Media faculty and teaching assistants who were ranked as excellent by their students! This list is based on Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms completed by students during the Spring 2021 semester. Only those instructors who… Read More
Greg Hall Room 9
College News
Gregory Hall Room 9 (circa 2014) was previously used as a collaboration classroom. The space will serve as the Media Technology Center by Fall 2022.   An idea long in the making—a Media Technology Center for students in the College of Media—will finally come to life in the basement of Gregory… Read More
Dan Balz
College News
(Photo by Melina Mara, photojournalist at The Washington Post.) When Dan Balz (BS ’68, MS ’72, journalism) arrived at the University of Illinois, he had no idea that he would choose journalism as his lifelong profession. His older brother, the late Doug Balz, who was also a journalism alumnus,… Read More
Suheily Natal Davis
College News
Suheily Natal Davis (BS ’04, broadcast journalism), senior director of global diversity, equity, and inclusion at McDonald’s, has led a life of championing others through her professional and personal endeavors.  She felt the difference that a welcoming community and a strong support system can… Read More