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Illinois has selected 17 proposed projects to receive a total of more than $11 million with an aim to generate new sources of revenue. The new initiative, Investment for Growth, is an effort to develop sustainable budget models that create alternative and additional sources of revenue and allow the… Read More
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by Maureen O'Donnell, Chicago Sun TimesIn 23 years as a spokeswoman for American Airlines, Mary Frances Fagan handled questions about weather delays, bumpy landings, crashes, close calls, labor strikes and bankruptcy, not to mention an airport terminal with a flea infestation and the time a… Read More
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Advertising Lecturer Shachar Meron was quoted in a Chicago Tribune column on Super Bowl advertising.Read the column: Wendy's Super Bowl ad a sassy, disjointed and desperate attempt to take on McDonald's  
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Megan Jones and Joseph Longo have placed in the top 20 in the Enterprise Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.Jones placed third with her entry, “Mass emails few, far between reported sex crimes” focused on flaws in reporting on campus sexual assaults. It was a joint project… Read More
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Congratulations to alumna Cassie Chaplinsky on her move to the Lone Star State! Cassie shares that she'll be the weekend sports anchor and a news reporter at KJTV Fox 34 in Lubbock--the home of Texas Tech University (Big 12 Country). Cassie has been working as a video journalist at Fox Illinois in… Read More
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The primary purpose of the Connecting Students & Alumni in the Windy City event is to provide an opportunity for current students to gain career and professional development information and to begin expanding their network by interacting with alumni. At this year’s event, more than 90 students… Read More
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The College of Media is pleased to announce that Dave Kissel, a 1985 journalism graduate, will be the alumni speaker at the College of Media Convocation ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2018. He has built a distinguished career in marketing, advertising and sports for Fortune 500 clients by leading high… Read More
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After working in digital and video advertising for almost 9 years in both the consumer and healthcare fields, Gant has been accepted to be the Program Director of Video Production for Northwestern University Healthsystem, creating custom content for over 10 hospitals in the Chicagoland area. 
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"The Multimillion-Dollar Head Fake," the investigative series written by Media & Cinema Studies Professor Jay Rosenstein, has been selected for publication by the Investigative Journalism Education Consortium.  The series, the result of three years of investigative research, takes a detailed… Read More
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As we approach Brett's second birthday since his untimely passing, the importance of his scholarship seems greater than ever. Scholarships are what enable the University of Illinois to recruit and retain exceptional students.The establishment of the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship in Journalism… Read More
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“The Eye of Overtown,” an award winning short film by Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford, was screened at the "Lights, Camera, 305” film festival in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2017. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsored the festival in conjunction with the… Read More
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Assistant professor John G. Wirtz appeared as a guest Thursday on the radio program “The 21st” in a segment about court-ordered corrective advertisements tobacco companies have recently begun airing on ABC, NBC and CBS. One striking characteristic of the ads is that they feature only words… Read More
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By Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences EditorThe more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically tempting. That’s the conclusion University of Illinois journalism professor Stephanie Craft and her… Read More
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Davidoff Joins Board of  Chicago Women in PhilanthropyJacki Davidoff, Principal and Senior Consultant, Davidoff Mission-Driven Business Strategy, joined the board of Chicago Women in Philanthropy (CWIP) as announced at CWIP’s annual meeting on (date). CWIP is a Chicago-based nonprofit whose mission… Read More
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Susan Conrad, office manager in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award from The Secretariat. The unique and prestigious award has been given only nine times since its creation 39 years ago. It honors a retiring staff member who served as an officer of The Secretariat, made an… Read More
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Media and cinema studies students in the advanced media practicum are taking a deep dive into documentary film production this semester and gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process. Associate Professor Ann Reisner is overseeing the practicum this fall.The students are learning basic… Read More
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Two students from the College of Media were named to the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Class of 2018. Honorees include Soryane Song and Jane Lee. Representing the nation’s top 50 multicultural college seniors, the AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Students… Read More
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CU-CitizenAccess.org, an online newsroom affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Media, has received a $40,000 donation for reporting resources from the Marajen Stevick Foundation.The donation will help CU-CitizenAccess.org produce reporting on public health and related issues in… Read More
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Jay Rosenstein, award-winning documentary producer and professor of media and cinema studies, has published a four-part series on the financing of athletics at the University of Illinois. Titled “The Multimillion-Dollar Head Fake,” the series is related to research he has been conducting for an… Read More
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An important part of the legacy of the noted film critic, Urbana native, and U of I alumnus Roger Ebert has come home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, thanks to a recent donation from the Chicago Sun-Times.The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Archives has acquired the… Read More