News about the College of Media as a whole.

Celebrating Brett Lerner’s legacy

Meet Grace, this year’s recipient of the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship. Grace is a senior in the Department of Journalism. Like Brett, she has a passion to make a difference on topics that matter most to her.

“Heading into my senior year here at the University of Illinois, I often sit back and reflect on all that I have done thus far, how many people I have impacted, or what kind of legacy I will leave behind once my days here come to an end in May,” Grace said. “Brett’s time with us was tragically cut short, but the mark he left was indelible.”

23 Oct
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IBA award winners announced

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University of Illinois journalism students won five Student Silver Dome Awards at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Student U conference Oct. 6 in Normal, Illinois.

First place:
Best TV sports package
Cassie Chaplinsky (Memorial Soccer Match)

Best TV news package
Cassidy Williams (Homer Tornado)

Second place:
Best Longform TV program
UI-7 Election coverage
Julia Hinders, Kelsey Lubatkin, Lauren Hicks, Caitlin Weaver, Chris Kennedy, Dakota Karson, Zach Prelutsky, Billy Hatfield and Gwen Pepin

17 Oct
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Ebert Fellows Named

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Congratulations to the three Ebert Fellows for 2017-18. These students were chosen from nearly two dozen who applied for the fellowships.

06 Oct
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Holley honored by IJEA

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Lynn Holley, lecturer in journalism, was honored by the Illinois Journalism Education Association at its fall conference as the 2017 Friend of Scholastic Journalism. Holley has served as executive director of the conference for 14 years and has also served as an at-large board member of the organization.

Holley will retire at the end of the academic year. Ken Erdey, also a lecturer in journalism, will take over as organizer of the annual conference.

05 Oct
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