Projects

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
MACS 496 op-doc
Media & Cinema Studies Project
In Fall 2019, students in MACS 496: Advanced Media Practicum, taught by Assistant Professor Derek Long in collaboration with Illinois Public Media, worked in teams to create three 10-minute opinionated documentaries (op-docs), which you can watch below. The students created a production collective… Read More
MACS 323 view clip
Media & Cinema Studies Project
Students in MACS 323: Cinematography & Sound Design, taught by media and cinema studies lecturer Victor Font, created this video for Thanksgiving. In it, they imagine what series of events led up to the famous Normal Rockwell painting Freedom from Want (see below).  Through making this video,… Read More
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