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A Conversation with Masha Gessen

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Come and listen to a lively conversation between Masha Gessen, the Russian and American journalist, author and activist, and Christopher Benson, professor of Journalism and African American Studies at Illinois. The two will talk about the changing environment of journalism today; the ways that global social media shapes narratives of geopolitics; the payoffs and perils of being a critic as well as a reporter of the news; and the challenges of keeping up with the 24-7 news cycle.

18 Oct
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Rosenstein interviewed by Herald and Review

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MACS professor Jay Rosenstein was interviewed for an article in the Decatur Herald and Review and the Quad City Times about “Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics,” a new documentary about Illinois Speaker of the House Mi

17 Oct
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MobileMe&You2 Conference Showcases Best Mobile Practices

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Mobile and social media best practices from journalists and other industries are the focus of the MobileMe&You2 Conference, held simultaneously in Chicago and San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 28. The conference continues Saturday, Oct. 29, in Chicago only.

13 Oct
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Dash inducted into founders hall of fame

Leon Dash

Leon Dash, professor of journalism in the College of Media, was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Founders Hall of Fame on August 5 during the 2016 NABJ national convention.

Dash, along with 43 other journalists, founded NABJ in 1975, in part to address the lack of black journalists working in newspapers and broadcast media. Many of the founders were the first or second black journalists hired by their media outlets.

The significance of the founding of NABJ must be considered in the context of the time.

11 Oct
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Ruff '15 Wins Chronicle’s 2016 Miller Award for Young Journalists

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Corinne Ruff, a 2015 alumna of the University of Illinois College of Media, has won the 2016 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists, which The Chronicle confers on one of its interns from the preceding year.

The award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is based on three articles submitted by each intern and judged by a committee of Chronicle editors and reporters. This year, members of the Miller Award Committee agreed, was a particularly "tough vote," as several interns submitted strong portfolios of their work.

10 Oct
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