Corinne Ruff, a 2015 alumna of the University of Illinois College of Media, has won the 2016 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists, which The Chronicle confers on one of its interns from the preceding year.
The award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is based on three articles submitted by each intern and judged by a committee of Chronicle editors and reporters. This year, members of the Miller Award Committee agreed, was a particularly "tough vote," as several interns submitted strong portfolios of their work.
College of Media students received a 2016 Crystal Pillar Award for best college newscast in the Mid-America region. The Crystal Pillar is NATAS’ highest award for high school and college student television productions.
The College of Media is hosting a free film screening of "Voices of Stagg" on Nov. 1 at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30. A panel discussion will follow.
"Voices of Stagg" is a documentary about how one high school turned a tragedy into a lesson on empathy.