Assistant Journalism Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford is in Uganda on assignment for Special Olympics International in cooperation with the University of Miami School of Communication. Professor Rich Beckman, director of Miami's Graduate Program for Journalism and Media Management, asked Ledford to accompany and mentor graduate student Emmy Petit-Frere in the production of a video showcasing Special Olympics Uganda’s work with intellectually disabled individuals. Ledford has worked as a photojournalist and multimedia producer in 53 countries. This is his 14th visit to Africa.
David E. McCraw, a 1976 journalism graduate from Monticello, Illinois, will be the 2017 College of Media convocation speaker.
McCraw is vice president and deputy general counsel for The New York Times. He has a master’s degree from Cornell and a JD from Albany Law School.
McCraw has worked as a journalist and a free-lance writer, has taught journalism and worked as a lawyer at a New York law firm. He has been with The Times since 2002 and is also an adjunct professor at NYU Law School.
Being news literate means knowing how to judge the credibility of a story, but it also means being intentional in how you consume the news and understanding the forces that shape it, says Illlinois journalism professor Stephanie Craft.
Illinifest Student Film Festival, presented by the students of MACS 464 at the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign announces its Call for Submissions of short films in the Midwest Student and World Competitions. The festival will be held on Saturday, April 29th at the Lincoln Hall Theater on the Champaign-Urbana campus.