Projects

Journalism students
Journalism Project
On Election Day 2020, six University of Illinois students joined the reporting team at Illinois Public Media to provide blanket coverage about local voters for regional and state listenership. The reporting initiative—led by Chris Evans, clinical assistant professor of journalism, and Reginald… Read More
MACS 370 "Phillies" project
Media & Cinema Studies Project
In MACS 370: Cinematography and Sound Design, students had to build a strategy, a production plan, and a shooting plan for a movie that they write at the beginning of the semester, which is based on a famous painting.  "They have to imagine a story that could happen, ending in that specific frame… Read More
AdTracker
Advertising Project
In the advanced, interdisciplinary course ADV 492: Technology and Advertising Campaigns (cross-listed with CS 468), students from across majors—including advertising, computer science, and computer science + advertising—create team-based research projects to investigate and find solutions to a real… Read More
2020 creative
Advertising Project
In the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising capstone course, taught by senior lecturer Shachar Meron, students form mini advertising agencies and create real-world campaigns for campus and community groups. Students learn how different disciplines work together—including account direction,… Read More
Video still
Media & Cinema Studies Project
In Spring 2020, seniors in MACS 480: Advanced Filmmaking, taught by Victor Font, lecturer in media and cinema studies, collaborated with a Department of Theatre class (Acting for the Camera). Unfortunately, as the pandemic unfolded, students had to halt filming in their second day of production,… Read More
Madeline Wilson
Journalism Project
Congratulations to Madeline Wilson, senior in journalism, for being chosen as a 2020 SPJ Mark of Excellence regional winner in the Radio Feature category. These awards recognize the best in collegiate journalism. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional winners… Read More
Punkin Chunkin reporting
Journalism Project
Students, wearing hard hats at the Punkin Chunkin World Championship, set up cameras in the field. View more photos.  Journalism students in JOUR 215: Multimedia Reporting spent the Fall 2019 semester covering the Punkin Chunkin world championships, through print, audio, and video stories. They … Read More
True False Film Feset
Media & Cinema Studies Project
Each spring, students in MACS 295 gain experiential learning by attending True/False: A Film Festival Experience, held in Columbia, Missouri. Students learn about evolving cinematic approaches, and attend documentary panels, events with filmmakers, and film screenings. In 2020, the class saw a… Read More
Flu Fighters Agency
Advertising Project
ADV 498: The Sandage Project is our Advertising program’s capstone course, taught by senior lecturer Shachar Meron. The course is designed as an accelerated eight-week boot camp: seniors break into teams and create start-to-finish campaigns for local nonprofits and educational organizations.… Read More
360 video tours
Journalism Project
In JOUR 460: Extended Realities and Immersive Technologies, a new journalism course that launched last fall taught by Assistant Professor Christopher Ball, students learned how new technologies can help solve real-world problems, as well as entertain others. Below are some of the student projects… Read More