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The Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association presented four awards to U of I journalism students on Saturday, April 22 at its convention in Urbana. SINBA awarded first place awards to: Libby Foster, Zila Renfro and the crew of UI-7 News for a spring 2016 magazine show. Senior Mike O'Neill won a second place sports reporting award for a video story about Champaign's Finke family and basketball. Libby was presented first place SINBA award for best "use of sound" in an audio report for...
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The 3rd Annual Illinifest Student Film Festival will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Lincoln Hall Theater from 11am-8pm, admission is FREE to all. The 2017 festival received 138 submissions of short films. Of those 31 from 11 countries and campus were selected to screen in four categories: Documentaries, U of I Student, Midwest Student, and World. These films will be up for 17 awards including: Grand Jury, a Best Picture Award for Midwest Student and World categories, as well as Best...
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A series of short videos will show the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Central Illinois at a community conversation on Tuesday, May 2. The films profile members of the community for whom the ACA is not an abstract piece of public policy, but rather has real life implications, whether that be access to a quality of care not previously available to them or a sudden rise in insurance premiums that unexpectedly cuts into the...
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STORY NOTE: During spring break 2017, 13 College of Media students and one journalism instructor visited 11 media outlets in New York City on a career and internship trip. The following summary was written by students Shahzmeen Hussain and Fatima-Tul Farha.   After this year’s insightful and educational journalism trip to New York City during spring break, 13 University of Illinois journalism students returned with a new outlook on the media industry. Visiting media outlets and speaking with a...
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Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, spoke with “The Hindu” on why data journalism is not restricted to the nerds, and builds the credibility of journalists in the era of fake news. Houston was in India to conduct a workshop organized by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago India.  

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