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Digital Marketing Specialization #1 most coveted Coursera Certificate of 2015

The Digital Marketing Specialization offered by the University of Illinois came in at the top of the list of Coursera offerings that “had the biggest impact on the lives of our learners.”  The announcement came from Coursera Blog.

17 Dec

Turnock talks to The News-Gazette about "Star Wars" and special effects

Julie Turnock

The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" takes a backwards glance to the 1977 original, based on a look at the trailers, and the presence of the film's first stars, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

A University of Illinois media professor says the early look at a "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" probably reflects nostalgia as well as the fans' reactions to the prequels that came out after the original trilogy.

17 Dec

Illinois Public Media leads statewide news collaborative

Seven public media stations in Illinois are partners in a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to launch a journalism collaboration titled the Illinois Newsroom, led by Illinois Public Media (WILL-AM-FM-TV).

16 Dec

Ebertfest 2015 retrospective online now

The latest Shatterglass Studios' mini-documentary on Ebertfest is live and online, thanks to Indiewire.

14 Dec


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