The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the national winners of the 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards, recognizing collegiate work published or broadcasted during 2016.
The awards honor the best in student journalism. Winners and finalists were previously recognized by receiving first-place in one of the SPJ’s 12 regional competitions. Each first-place regional winner advanced to the national competition.
Anita Say Chan, associate professor in the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, is one of eight professors awarded a faculty fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The faculty fellows will work with NCSA to help solve some of the grand challenges facing all people.
A number of faculty and students from the College of Media are participating in the 67th annual International Communications Association conference May 25 – 29, 2017. Kevin Wise, association professor of advertising and director of graduate studies for advertising, serves as the Information System Division chair.
Two advertising students, Aparna Sivasankaran and Yixin Zou, have received the “Stevick Foundation Excellence in Media Research, Outstanding” award for their research project “Creating and Testing Virtual Reality (VR) for UIUC: Immersive Media & The Consumer” originally presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The Office of Undergraduate Research stated, “This award reflects the high quality of your research as well as your effective presentation."