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Film fans who want the whole experience of the 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 2. The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event, coming April 13-17 at the Virginia Theatrein Champaign, Ill. Related talks and panel discussions will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read the full story...
Jay Rosenstein
MACS Professor Jay Rosentein and his groundbreaking documentary "IN Whose Honor?" are part of a new article listing "5 Amazing Indigenous Women to Celebrate instead of Christopher Columbus."  One of the women selected, University of Illinois alumnus Charlene Teters, is the central character in Prof. Rosenstein's film. Find information about Rosenstein's other productions...
Brant Houston
By David E. Kaplan Enjoying a glass of wine at his modest home in Aarhus, Denmark, Nils Mulvad and guest Brant Houston were celebrating the latest gathering of reporters they had brought together. It was the spring of 2000, and they had just hosted nearly a hundred journalists to talk about investigative techniques, with special focus on the fast-growing field of computer-assisted reporting (CAR). Houston had pioneered CAR back home in Missouri, where he ran Investigative Reporters and Editors...
Leon Dash
Leon Dash. Even his name implies there's no slowing down for this guy. Read The News-Gazette story.
Each year since 1980, the Student Alumni Ambassadors of the University of Illinois Alumni Association invite a group of distinguished alumni back to the campus to participate in traditional activities such as the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally. These alumni honorees also interact with current students and talk about their professional experiences since leaving their Alma Mater. We are honored to have James Sparks representing...

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