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“Grace’s World”, a short film by MACS students Caitlyn Johnson and Jeremy Marder, has been selected for two film festivals, the Feminist Film Festival and Miami Independent Film Festival As students at the University of Illinois, Caitlyn and Jeremy have collectively produced a short advertisement for a Brown Theater Collective production as well as “Grace’s World”. “We are humbled that “Grace’s World” has been included in this year’s Feminist Film Festival and the Miami Independent Film...
Steve Hall, lecturer in advertising, was among the faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants recognized for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at a reception on April 26. Read the story here.
Eighteen College of Media students participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 21 at the Illini Union. Their work included both individual and team projects. Three team projects came from a new undergraduate research course led by Advertising Professors Brittany Duff, Patrick Vargas and Kevin Wise. "Providing research experiences to undergraduate students is a vital part of the campus strategic plan,” said Wise. “These experiences transform not just students, but faculty as...
by Charlotte Carroll For 10 Department of Journalism students on spring break in Washington, D.C., the question at the end of each stop was the same. “Have you seen the cherry blossoms yet?” By the final day of the trip, students had come to expect the question as a parting goodbye.  But while the seasonal timing of the flowers added to the atmosphere, the students touring media outlets used their experiences in D.C. to make connections and develop new interests. “Going on this trip changed a...
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. The Times received a second Pulitzer for local reporting on the...

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