As we approach Brett's second birthday since his untimely passing, the importance of his scholarship seems greater than ever. Scholarships are what enable the University of Illinois to recruit and retain exceptional students.
The establishment of the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship in Journalism is a direct means to help others fulfil their dreams, while remembering Brett’s time with us.
The most recent recipient, Grace, speaks about her dream:
“The Eye of Overtown,” an award winning short film by Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford, was screened at the "Lights, Camera, 305” film festival in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2017. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsored the festival in conjunction with the Black Lounge Film Series, Third Horizon Film Festival and O Cinema. Click here to watch The Eye of Overtown.
Assistant professor John G. Wirtz appeared as a guest Thursday on the radio program “The 21st” in a segment about court-ordered corrective advertisements tobacco companies have recently begun airing on ABC, NBC and CBS. One striking characteristic of the ads is that they feature only words scrolling across a blank screen while an unseen female narrator reads the text in a monotone voice.