Susan Conrad, office manager in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award from The Secretariat. The unique and prestigious award has been given only nine times since its creation 39 years ago.
Media and cinema studies students in the advanced media practicum are taking a deep dive into documentary film production this semester and gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process. Associate Professor Ann Reisner is overseeing the practicum this fall.
The students are learning basic skills in part through editing existing documentaries to run in a one-hour broadcast on Illinois Public Media next spring.
CU-CitizenAccess.org, an online newsroom affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Media, has received a $40,000 donation for reporting resources from the Marajen Stevick Foundation.
The donation will help CU-CitizenAccess.org produce reporting on public health and related issues in Champaign County and east central Illinois. Among the issues are the effective delivery of health care to the elderly and to those in rural areas, risky behavior such as drug use and gun violence, and environmental dangers.