Four U of I journalism students are braving chilly weather in Springfield Wednesday covering President Obama’s visit to the Illinois capital. The students are covering the presidential visit for their Journalism 445 class and the weekly UI-7 Newscast.
Students Brianna Hartsfield and Alex Ortiz are at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One. Students Claire Lavezzorio and Alejandra Reyes Pena are at the Illinois Capitol where the president will address a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Children need to understand the basics of advertising better than they do, says Illinois advertising professor Michelle Nelson. So she led the development of a curriculum and website to teach advertising literacy in school classrooms, incorporating lessons on healthy eating.
Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford recently spent several days in Iowa on what he describes as “a political binge” covering the run-up to today’s state caucuses for Getty Images. Ledford committed to photographing as many campaign events as possible in a week’s time.