News about the College of Media as a whole.

20TH EBERT FILM FEST TO OPEN WITH 'THE FUGITIVE' AND FEATURE GUEST AVA DUVERNAY

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“The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, will open the 20th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 18-22 to downtown Champaign.

Roger Ebert called the film “one of the best entertainments of the year” when it opened 25 years ago, and its director, Andrew Davis, will be a festival guest.

13 Mar
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College Research Symposium

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The first College of Media Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Symposium will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in the Communications Library in Gregory Hall. Dean Wojtek Chodzko-Zaijko will open the event. All are welcome to attend and see the research being done by undergraduate students in the College.

20 Apr
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Bill Nack '66 JOURN, dies at 77

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By Jessica Bursztynsky

Bill Nack, legendary sports journalist and 1966 University of Illinois alumnus, died April 13 at his home in Washington, D.C., due to complications from cancer. He was 77 years old.

Nack is most known for his book-turned-film Secretariat about the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

Growing up in Skokie, Illinois, Nack spent his time cleaning horse stalls. It was the 1955 Kentucky Derby that introduced Nacks to his first favorite horse, Swaps.

17 Apr
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Professor makes legal case for schools to challenge cyberbullies

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Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school.

When it does, University of Illinois journalism professor Benjamin Holden, through a two-part legal study, is ready to make the case for challenging the offenders.

Read the full story here.

03 Apr
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