News

Greg Hall Fall 2020
College News
This semester, the College of Media welcomes three new faculty members in all three departments: Angela Aguayo, Associate Professor of Media & Cinema Studies Chris Evans, Clinical Assistant Professor of Journalism Jacob Fisher, Assistant Professor of Advertising   The Institute of… Read More
ICR at UIUC
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research (ICR), the doctoral program housed within the College of Media, will usher in the academic year with new leadership. This fall, Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising, and Mira Sotirovic, associate professor of journalism and Karin and Folke Dovring… Read More
ASMP journalism student interns
Journalism News
Interns for the American Society of Media Photographers meet on Zoom; three are University of Illinois journalism students who were awarded part-time remote internships by the Department of Journalism. (Top row: Chantal Vaca and Taylor Chism. Bottom row: Julie Kang and Samantha St. Leger.) Photo by… Read More
Chris Evans
Journalism News
Chris Evans, a new clinical assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, first knew he wanted to be a writer in middle school after winning fourth place in a national competition for a science fiction story he wrote. “I grew up blue collar in a small town in Kansas.… That didn’t happen… Read More
Jacob Fisher
Advertising News
Jacob Fisher, a new assistant professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has always been interested in technology design and the way it influences people’s attention. He said he wanted to come to UIUC because it’s very strong in computation, neuroscience, and brain imaging… Read More
ICR News
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Top Student Paper “Learning from Confucius: Moral Self-cultivation (Xiuji) and Its Application in Media Ethics Education” Yayu Feng Top Student Paper “Exploring the Effect of Control on Playable Ad Effectiveness” Xiaohan Hu… Read More
ICR News
Congratulations to our 2020 Institute of Communications Research doctoral graduates, many of whom are continuing careers in academia. We wish the best to everyone and hope you will stay in touch with the University of Illinois! August Graduates Tiffany Bowden: Consultant and Co-Owner, Comfy Tree… Read More
Working at laptop
ICR News
This summer, Shili Xiong and Giang V. Pham, both doctoral students in the College of Media’s Institute of Communications Research, were invited to present at Microsoft’s “New Future of Work” virtual symposium. Their presentations examined various effects of remote working and mediated work, in… Read More
Professors Nikki Usher and Margaret Ng
Journalism News
Nikki Usher, associate professor of journalism, and Margaret Ng, assistant professor of journalism, published a study that looks at how Washington, D.C., journalists cluster on Twitter.  Journalists in Washington, D.C., have long been accused of living in a “Beltway bubble,” isolated from the… Read More
Chang-Dae Ham keynote
Advertising News
Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, was the opening keynote speaker at this summer's Digital Marketing Summit held in Seoul, Korea, July 8-9, which addressed a theme of "Meet the Future of Marketing." Ham's presentation, "Data, Technology, and… Read More
Jill Wine-Banks
Journalism News
Jill Wine-Banks (BS '64, journalism) has launched a new weekly podcast called "Intergenerational Politics" with Victor Shi, a freshman at UCLA. Wine-Banks, who won the 2019 Chicago Illini of the Year award, is the only woman to serve on the Watergate prosecution team, an MSNBC Legal Analyst, and… Read More
Duchnowski book
Journalism News
This summer, Jillian Duchnowski (BS '03, journalism) self-published her second book, Cassidy and the Lost Fairy of Allerton, which was featured in the Piatt County Journal-Republican. She describes the book as "a children’s tale about using your imagination to beat boredom" and is set in Allerton… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
College News
Jason P. Chambers, associate professor of advertising, first became interested in history from his eighth grade teacher. Since then, he has dedicated his career to history, specifically on race and ethnicity and advertising. “[My teacher] was a wonderful storyteller and really brought history to… Read More
Jay Rosenstein
Media & Cinema Studies News
The NFL team in the nation’s capital will no longer be the Redskins. The name is being retired. Jay Rosenstein, a Center for Advanced Study professor of media and cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, directed the 1997 documentary In Whose Honor? about the use of… Read More
Ann Reisner
College News
Ann Reisner, associate professor of media and cinema studies, wants to help students learn by doing. She will do this through a process called “experiential learning,” which allows students to develop knowledge and skills through methods outside the classroom, a priority identified in the… Read More
Jason P. Chambers
Advertising News
Aunt Jemima is retiring. Uncle Ben is changing. Mrs. Butterworth is getting a review. One way or another, these and other familiar brands are being rethought due to their use of Black images in packaging and ads. Jason P. Chambers can explain why. He’s an associate professor of advertising at the… Read More
Angharad N. Valdivia
ICR News
Receiving one of the highest honors in the broad field of communication studies, Angharad Valdivia, Institute of Communications Research professor, has been elected a fellow in the International Communication Association. As part of the ICA Fellows Class of 2020, Valdivia is recognized for her… Read More
Podcast
Advertising News
Geno Schellenberger (BS '20, advertising) created an advertising and media podcast called "Breaking & Entering" to help students and recent graduates break into the industry and then thrive once they're there.  "I started this podcast because I realized the struggle to find internships and… Read More
Rev. Wilson
Journalism News
Reverend Jason Carson Wilson (BS '99, journalism) became founding executive director of Bayard Rustin Liberation Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based policy advocacy organization focused on same-gender-loving (SGL)/LGBTQ+ people and people of color, in April 2018. Wilson has also served as … Read More
West book
Journalism News
Catherine Adel West (BS '02, MS '04, journalism) has been garnering praise for her debut novel, Saving Ruby King, which was featured on USA Today's hottest new book releases for the week of June 15. West was also interviewed about her book and the importance of inclusive publishing by Parade. … Read More