Projects

Journalism students
Journalism Project
This spring, students in JOUR 500 and JOUR 490 researched and wrote an in-depth report on grade inflation at the University of Illinois, analyzing 13 years of grading data. The work by journalism graduate students Ramiro Ferrando, Pramod Acharya, and Logan Hanson, and journalism senior Chantal… Read More
360º Sports & Entertainment Camp press conference
College Project
Do you know a high schooler with an interest in sports or entertainment media? Sign them up for the College of Media's 360° Sports and Entertainment Camp (July 14-19, 2019) where they'll get hands-on experience from every angle. Limited spots remain; register by June 5. Check out this year's… Read More
Jorge Rojas Alvarez
ICR Project
On April 13, the Institute of Communications Research (ICR) hosted the Big 10 Graduate Student Conference, a one-day event where graduate students from Big 10-area universities present their research on media and communication. This year’s event featured 25 presentations from students representing… Read More
Kat Tian
ICR Project
Kat Tian, a PhD student at the Institute of Communications Research (ICR), has accepted a data science internship at IBM's New York office this summer. The position involves intensive hands-on-experience with data analysis across a variety of business cases. Senior data science interns will deploy… Read More
Illinifest
Media & Cinema Studies Project
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Illinifest student film festival, which is produced, programmed, and curated by University of Illinois students. The fest welcomes student productions in any form: Short narratives, documentary, experimental films, video essays, and animation are all… Read More
Roma poster
Media & Cinema Studies Project
The College of Media's 2019 Ebert Fellows (announced here)—Eunice Alpasan (journalism), Pari Apostolakos (journalism), and Curtis Cook (media and cinema studies major)—convened at Chicago Public Radio and WBEZ-FM in January to record a podcast review of Alfonso Cuaron's film Roma. They worked with … Read More
Ad Lab
College Project
From educational workshops to renovated lab spaces, new initiatives at the College of Media are facilitating more research and creative endeavor opportunities. Michelle Nelson, associate dean for research and creative endeavor, has been strengthening the research culture for faculty members and… Read More
student writing
College Project
Save the date for the 2019 College of Media Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium: Saturday, April 6, 3-4 p.m. Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 1, at 11:59 p.m. What Can I Submit? Original research or creative work produced in a College of Media class or under the… Read More
Good Morning Illini
Journalism Project
Master’s student Ramiro Ferrando analyzed and employed data in a variety of ways in his investigation of abortion services in Illinois published by CU-CitizenAccess.   A co-production of the Daily Illini and CU-CitizenAccess, Jessica Bursztynsky’s story reported the University’s denial of Freedom… Read More
student directing
Media & Cinema Studies Project
We present the College of Media's year-end video, created by students in our media and cinema studies class "Media Production I," taught by Victor Font.  To create this video, we enlisted the help of about 300 students, faculty, staff, and friends to join us for #MediaOnTheQuad as extras in the… Read More