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Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford recently spent several days in Iowa on what he describes as “a political binge” covering the run-up to today’s state caucuses for Getty Images.  Ledford committed to photographing as many campaign events as possible in a week’s time.  A… Read More
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What investigative reporters can teach you about interviewing job candidates.
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Guillermo Del Toro’s "CRIMSON PEAK" will open the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ it was announced today by Chaz Ebert and festival director Nate Kohn. Guillermo Del Toro will be attending as a guest of the festival, which runs April 13-17,… Read More
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BY ASHISH VALENTINE, RIANE LENZNER-WHITE AND SHALAYNE PULIAStar Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records over the weekend, earning nearly $250 million in North America, based on studio estimates.  Four decades after the first Star Wars hit theaters, different generations have approached the… Read More
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Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV) is launching The 21st, a new hour-long talk show, airing weekdays at 11 a.m. Veteran journalist and public radio host Niala Boodhoo will host and executive produce The 21st. The show will launch March 14, 2016 and will be made available to other public radio… Read More
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Bill Liesse, age 50, of Peoria passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, as a result of heart failure, following recent surgery to mend a torn aorta.Full story from the JournalStar
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 By Amelia Mugavero All my life, I have been performing in front of audiences and preparing for a career where I would be in front of a camera. Through a variety of internships, journalism experiences and classes, I have tried to find creative ways to entertain my audience. As the feature twirler… Read More
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The Digital Marketing Specialization offered by the University of Illinois came in at the top of the list of Coursera offerings that “had the biggest impact on the lives of our learners.”  The announcement came from Coursera Blog.The courses offered through the Digital Marketing Specialization are… Read More
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The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" takes a backwards glance to the 1977 original, based on a look at the trailers, and the presence of the film's first stars, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.A University of Illinois media professor says the early look at a "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far… Read More
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Seven public media stations in Illinois are partners in a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to launch a journalism collaboration titled the Illinois Newsroom, led by Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV).Illinois Newsroom (working title) will expand the partner… Read More
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The latest Shatterglass Studios' mini-documentary on Ebertfest is live and online, thanks to Indiewire.
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On Friday, November 13, Associate Professor Isabel Molina-Guzmán participated in the joint Anna Julia Cooper Center and White House Conference “Advancing Equity for Women & Girls of Color: A Research Agenda for the Next Decade.” She served on the panel “Images and Representations” assessing the… Read More
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The original “Star Wars” was when special effects got “real,” at least for a certain generation of movie fans. They could believe they were there, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” from the opening shot on. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” No. 7 in the series, opens Dec. 18, and film… Read More
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A guide to the College of Media sponsored sessions.
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University of Illinois journalism students won seven awards, including five first places, in the 2015 Student Silver Dome Awards presented by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.The winners are as follows: 1st Place, Best TV News Pack: Emily Thornton 2nd Place, Best TV News Pack: Ava Kelley 1st… Read More
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To honor the life and memory of College of Media journalism student Brett Lerner, his parents, Richard and Susan Pomerantz, wish to initiate the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship Fund in the College of Media. The fund will provide scholarships to journalism students at the University of Illinois.… Read More
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Illinois was well-represented at regional Emmy Award celebrations this year. Alumni received the following awards:Mid-America Chapter (St. Louis and Kansas City area) Alison Davis Wood ’91 BS, ’11 MS UI Public affairs, writer, a documentary about Carlos Montezuma Laura Hettiger ’09 BS, ’10 MS… Read More
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A $100,000 donation from the Marajen Stevick Foundation in honor of former News-Gazette Publisher John Foreman will fund internships for young journalists at the University of Illinois.The not-for-profit foundation has endowed the John R. Foreman Fund at the UI College of Media to support paid… Read More
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For the fourth year, the College of Media is a sponsor of Social Media Week Chicago. This year’s theme is “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of the Connected Class.” SMW Chicago has thousands of attendees each year, and is a great platform for getting the word out about the College’s research and expertise… Read More
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A Free Screening 5 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 Hillel The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life 503 East John Street Organized by The Program in Jewish Culture and Society and Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies   "Inheritance" is an extraordinary story about two women with a… Read More