News about the College of Media as a whole.

Parrott participates in JEA-China convention


College of Media Associate Dean for Student Services & Academic Affairs Julian Parrott was a guest at the Journalism Education Association-China inaugural convention at Duke Kunshan University campus outside of Shanghai. JEA-China hosted 63 high school students from across China for 5 days of lectures, workshops, assignments and competitions. Parrott presented a keynote speech and also served as a student mentor/coach and as a competition judge at the convention.

10 Aug

Connecting WILL to the Classroom

Illinois Public Media

This spring, WILL launched The 21st — 21st-century radio for the 21st state. The hour-long talk show combines relevant news and conversation with audience engagement through phone calls, social media and other digital channels. The 21st is not only facilitating discussion but also helping listeners connect with each other and with information vital to their lives. Veteran journalist and public radio host Niala Boodhoo is the host and executive producer.

10 Aug

AEJMC annual conference

A number of faculty and students are participating in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. AEJMC is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe.  The annual conference features sessions on teaching, research and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication — from advertising and public relations to electronic and online journalism to media management and newspapers.

Sessions include:

05 Aug

"Voices of Stagg" to premiere Aug. 2

“Voices of Stagg” a documentary about an educational experiment at A. A. Stagg High School, will premiere on Aug. 2, 2016, 7 p.m. at the school, 8015 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The film was created by Kenneth Erdey, a journalism instructor in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erdey spent two years following the creation of a new class and its first project.

01 Aug