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Three days in March: NYC

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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.

 

25 Apr
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Houston on data journalism

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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.

 

14 Apr
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Students win Mark of Excellence Awards at SPJ conference

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Students in the College of Media received Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists conference, April 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The awards are presented annually to honor the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. First-place regional winners advance to the national competition. National winners will be showcased on spj.org.

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Finalist: Students Protest Trump – by Quentin Shaw

11 Apr
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Faculty and students participate in conferences

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Three students in the Institute of Communications Research presented research at the American Academy of Advertising conference. Several faculty members also participated in the conference.

Outdoor Advertising and Visual Search
Associate Professor Brittany Duff and Zongyuan Wang

Mom, Can I Read This Star Wars Book? Exploration of How Parents Mediate Preschool Children’s “Adverbook” Reading
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11 Apr
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‘Being There,’ ‘Pleasantville’ and Cole Porter biopic among final slate for Ebertfest

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Organizers today filled out the slate of films and announced the schedule for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 19-23 to downtown Champaign.

Tickets for individual films will go on sale Saturday (April 1) and festival passes are still available.

Read the full story here.

 

30 Mar
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