Assistant professor John G. Wirtz appeared as a guest Thursday on the radio program “The 21st” in a segment about court-ordered corrective advertisements tobacco companies have recently begun airing on ABC, NBC and CBS. One striking characteristic of the ads is that they feature only words scrolling across a blank screen while an unseen female narrator reads the text in a monotone voice.
Susan Conrad, office manager in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award from The Secretariat. The unique and prestigious award has been given only nine times since its creation 39 years ago.
Media and cinema studies students in the advanced media practicum are taking a deep dive into documentary film production this semester and gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process. Associate Professor Ann Reisner is overseeing the practicum this fall.
The students are learning basic skills in part through editing existing documentaries to run in a one-hour broadcast on Illinois Public Media next spring.