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University of Illinois journalism students won seven awards, including five first places, in the 2015 Student Silver Dome Awards presented by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. The winners are as follows: 1st Place, Best TV News Pack: Emily Thornton 2nd Place, Best TV News Pack: Ava Kelley 1st Place, Best TV Sports Pack: Jonathan Nonnie 1st Place, Best TV Photojournalism: Kaitlin Bane 3rd Place, Best Radio Sports Story: Amirah Zaveri 1st Place, Best TV Longform Programming: UI-7 News:...
Illinois was well-represented at regional Emmy Award celebrations this year. Alumni received the following awards: Mid-America Chapter (St. Louis and Kansas City area) Alison Davis Wood ’91 BS, ’11 MS UI Public affairs, writer, a documentary about Carlos Montezuma Laura Hettiger ’09 BS, ’10 MS KMOV-TV, St. Louis reporter, general assignment reporter, covering the Ferguson story Jim Kirchherr ’74 BS ​KETC-TV St. Louis, Health and Science programs and Environment program   Upper Midwest...
A $100,000 donation from the Marajen Stevick Foundation in honor of former News-Gazette Publisher John Foreman will fund internships for young journalists at the University of Illinois. The not-for-profit foundation has endowed the John R. Foreman Fund at the UI College of Media to support paid summer internships for journalism students. The fund recognizes Foreman's "outstanding service" to The New-Gazette, the community and the profession of journalism, according to current Publisher and CEO...
For the fourth year, the College of Media is a sponsor of Social Media Week Chicago. This year’s theme is “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of the Connected Class.” SMW Chicago has thousands of attendees each year, and is a great platform for getting the word out about the College’s research and expertise, as well as networking with others involved in social media. Sessions hosted by the College of Media are located at the Illini Center...
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A Free Screening 5 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 Hillel The Margie K. and Louis N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life 503 East John Street Organized by The Program in Jewish Culture and Society and Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies   "Inheritance" is an extraordinary story about two women with a horrifying connection. Helena Jonas-Rosenzweig is a survivor of the Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow.  Monika Hertwig is the daughter of the camp’s pathological SS commander, Amon Goeth, a man...

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