News about the College of Media as a whole.

Students win Mark of Excellence Awards at SPJ conference

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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

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Finalist: Students Protest Trump – by Quentin Shaw

11 Apr

Faculty and students participate in conferences

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Three students in the Institute of Communications Research presented research at the American Academy of Advertising conference. Several faculty members also participated in the conference.

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Associate Professor Brittany Duff and Zongyuan Wang

Mom, Can I Read This Star Wars Book? Exploration of How Parents Mediate Preschool Children’s “Adverbook” Reading
Regina Ahn

11 Apr

‘Being There,’ ‘Pleasantville’ and Cole Porter biopic among final slate for Ebertfest

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Organizers today filled out the slate of films and announced the schedule for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 19-23 to downtown Champaign.

Tickets for individual films will go on sale Saturday (April 1) and festival passes are still available.

Read the full story here.


30 Mar

Hall named to review board

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Steve Hall, senior lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, has been named to the National Advertising Review Board, part of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council.

30 Mar