The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapters in the country, presented the winners of its 2016 Lisagor Awards at its annual awards dinner in May. The awards recognize the best of Chicago journalism and are named for Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976.
A number of College of Media alumni were among the winners and are listed below.
Advertising Professor Michelle Nelson was the invited keynote speaker at the 16th annual conference on Research in Advertising for the European Advertising Academy at Ghent University, Belgium on June 30, 2017.
Her talk was titled, "New Forms of Content: Research and Responsibility."
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.