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A number of faculty and students are participating in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference. AEJMC is a nonprofit organization of more than 3,700 educators, students and practitioners from around the globe.  The annual conference features sessions on teaching, research and public service in the various components of journalism and mass communication — from advertising and public relations to electronic and online journalism to media management and...
“Voices of Stagg” a documentary about an educational experiment at A. A. Stagg High School, will premiere on Aug. 2, 2016, 7 p.m. at the school, 8015 W. 111th Street, Palos Hills, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. The film was created by Kenneth Erdey, a journalism instructor in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erdey spent two years following the creation of a new class and its first project....
Chunfeng Lin, a Ph. D. candidate in the Institute of Communications Research, has received a 2016-17 Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate College at Illinois. These fellowships help students complete the doctoral degree by providing one year of financial support and allowing these fellows to devote themselves to the completion of the dissertation. Forty-five...
NBC 5 in Chicago announced the hiring of Ash-har Quraishi ’97 JOURN, as a general assignment reporter, effective immediately. He most recently was chief Midwest correspondent for Al Jazeera America.  
Award-winning journalist, Steve Osunsami ’93 JOURN, has been nominated for a National Emmy award, in the category Best Story in a Regular Scheduled Newscast, for reporting on the police shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina. Osunsami is a correspondent for ABC News and is based in Atlanta. He contributes reports to a number of ABC News broadcasts and platforms. In June, ABC News received two Edward R. Murrow awards. The first, for Overall Excellence, included Osunsami’s reporting on the...

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