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Announcement of film adaptation of Benson book garners attention at Cannes

Chris Benson

Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Change America,” co-written by Associate Professor Chris Benson and the late Mamie Till-Mobley, tells the story of the life and death of Mrs. Mobley’s son, Emmett Till.  The Mississippi lynching of Till in 1955 has been considered the event that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement.  

Among other honors, the book, released in 2003, won a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition in 2004.

18 May
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Benson receives Lisagor Award

Chris Benson

Associate Professor Chris Benson, received a 2014 Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club in the Online: Best Individual Blog category for the “Reasonable Doubt” column he writes for The Chicago Reporter.

13 May
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Hall Named 2015 American Advertising Federation's Distinguished Advertising Educator

Steve Hall, Lecturer in Advertising for the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, has been named the 2015 American Advertising Federation (AAF) Distinguished Advertising Educator.

For the past 23 years, Steve Hall has inspired students, inside and outside of the classroom, as a professor and as the faculty advisor for the largest chapter in the AAF collegiate network.

24 Apr
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NABJ Spring Event

On Apr. 14, The National Association of Black Journalists Illinois chapter held their spring semester event: Breaking Brutality. The event addressed the controversial topic of police brutality, which has gained national attention due to incidents like Tamir Rice, Mike Brown, Martese Johnson, Eric Garner and most recently Walter Scott.

24 Apr
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