News about the College of Media as a whole.

Panama Papers Showcase Power of a Global Movement

Brant Houston

by Brant Houston

The ongoing and spectacular investigation “Panama Papers” represents the culmination of a significant shift in the way journalism is now practiced.

The project, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and nearly 400 colleagues from 107 outlets, also represents the result of 40 years of work done by groups of investigative reporters to bring the profession into the 21st Century.

18 Apr

Pitcher selected as student convocation speaker

Allison Pitcher has been selected as the 2016 student convocation speaker.

Growing up as an Illini legacy from Chicago, Allison has long dreamed of graduating from the University of Illinois. After starting off her college career as a Journalism major, she is graduating with a degree in Advertising and a certificate in Public Relations from the College of Media.

18 Apr

Black Science Matters

During the summer of 2014, journalism Assistant Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford met Yemaya Bordain, then a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

18 Apr

Students Earn Hearst Journalism Awards

Three journalism students have placed in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program so far this year.

Personality/Profile competition: Jordan Wilson – 9th place

Sports Writing Competition: Peter Bailey-Wells – tied for 11th

15 Apr