News about the College of Media as a whole.

CU-CitizenAccess to host conversation on local impact of Obamacare

U of I logo

A series of short videos will show the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Central Illinois at a community conversation on Tuesday, May 2.

The films profile members of the community for whom the ACA is not an abstract piece of public policy, but rather has real life implications, whether that be access to a quality of care not previously available to them or a sudden rise in insurance premiums that unexpectedly cuts into the family budget.

25 Apr

Three days in March: NYC

U of I logo

STORY NOTE: During spring break 2017, 13 College of Media students and one journalism instructor visited 11 media outlets in New York City on a career and internship trip. The following summary was written by students Shahzmeen Hussain and Fatima-Tul Farha.


25 Apr

Houston on data journalism

Brant Houston headshot

Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, spoke with “The Hindu” on why data journalism is not restricted to the nerds, and builds the credibility of journalists in the era of fake news.

Houston was in India to conduct a workshop organized by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago India.


14 Apr

Students win Mark of Excellence Awards at SPJ conference

SPJ logo

Students in the College of Media received Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists conference, April 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The awards are presented annually to honor the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. First-place regional winners advance to the national competition. National winners will be showcased on

Breaking News Photography (Large)
Finalist: Students Protest Trump – by Quentin Shaw

11 Apr