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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. BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (circulation less than 100,000) Naperville...
Michelle Nelson
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."  For more information, see full program here: ...
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Advertising professor John Wirtz found that sex doesn’t sell in advertising the way many assume it does. Read the full story here.
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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...
Anita Chan headship
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.  Chan's project will lead a historical...

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