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University of Illinois journalism students won five Student Silver Dome Awards at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Student U conference Oct. 6 in Normal, Illinois. First place: Best TV sports package Cassie Chaplinsky (Memorial Soccer Match) Best TV news package Cassidy Williams (Homer Tornado) Second place: Best Longform TV program UI-7 Election coverage Julia Hinders, Kelsey Lubatkin, Lauren Hicks, Caitlin Weaver, Chris Kennedy, Dakota Karson, Zach Prelutsky, Billy Hatfield and Gwen...
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Congratulations to the three Ebert Fellows for 2017-18. These students were chosen from nearly two dozen who applied for the fellowships. Madeline Galassi explored the entertainment side of journalism when she spent a semester interning at Cosmopolitan magazine. She says, “while working with writers and editors that submersed themselves in pop culture, film and visual production, I realized combining these themes with my love for writing was exactly what I wanted to do.” This past summer she...
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Lynn Holley, lecturer in journalism, was honored by the Illinois Journalism Education Association at its fall conference as the 2017 Friend of Scholastic Journalism. Holley has served as executive director of the conference for 14 years and has also served as an at-large board member of the organization. Holley will retire at the end of the academic year. Ken Erdey, also a...
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Congrats to recent UI journalism students who are finalists for Student Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. The winners will be named at IBA Student U conference at ISU in Normal October 6. Being a "finalist" means these students will win first place, second place or honorable mention awards. The UI-7 News finalists below compete against entries from ISU, EIU, College of DuPage, SIU and Lincoln College. Best Longform TV...
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A new scholarship in the Department of Journalism will honor journalism alum Dave Shaul, long-time WCIA news director. Lecturer John Paul spoke with WCIA’s Jennifer Jensen about Shaul’s legacy. See the story here.  Donate to the fund here.

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