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Journalism grad receives Pulitzer Prize

Leonora LaPeter Anton ’86, of the Tampa Bay Times was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The reporting was a joint project between the Times and the Herald-Tribune into Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals.

20 Apr
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Growing and Learning at Illinifest

How cool would it be to organize a film festival for college-credit? That’s exactly what the goal is for U of I’s class Media and Cinema Studies 464, aka Illinifest Student Film Festival. The class’ focuses on learning about film festivals throughout the world while also organizing a student-run film festival right on campus. This celebration of student and professional short-filmmaking is open to all genres, themes and categories. This year it received 123 short-film submissions from over 20 countries.

20 Apr
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Panama Papers Showcase Power of a Global Movement

Brant Houston

by Brant Houston

The ongoing and spectacular investigation “Panama Papers” represents the culmination of a significant shift in the way journalism is now practiced.

The project, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and nearly 400 colleagues from 107 outlets, also represents the result of 40 years of work done by groups of investigative reporters to bring the profession into the 21st Century.

18 Apr
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Pitcher selected as student convocation speaker

Allison Pitcher has been selected as the 2016 student convocation speaker.

Growing up as an Illini legacy from Chicago, Allison has long dreamed of graduating from the University of Illinois. After starting off her college career as a Journalism major, she is graduating with a degree in Advertising and a certificate in Public Relations from the College of Media.

18 Apr
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Black Science Matters

During the summer of 2014, journalism Assistant Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford met Yemaya Bordain, then a PhD student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

18 Apr
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