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Is it possible to be news literate in a ‘fake news’ world?

Stephanie Craft

Being news literate means knowing how to judge the credibility of a story, but it also means being intentional in how you consume the news and understanding the forces that shape it, says Illlinois journalism professor Stephanie Craft.

08 Feb
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3rd Annual Illinifest Student Film Festival Announces Call For Submissions

Illinifest Student Film Festival, presented by the students of MACS 464 at the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign announces its Call for Submissions of short films in the Midwest Student and World Competitions. The festival will be held on Saturday, April 29th at the Lincoln Hall Theater on the Champaign-Urbana campus.

07 Feb
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Parrott quoted in college media review article

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Julian Parrott, associate dean for student services and academic affairs, traveled to China in August to participate in the Journalism Education Association-China inaugural convention at Duke Kunshan University. Parrott presented a keynote speech and also served as a student mentor/coach and as a competition judge at the convention.

The Journal of the College Media Association recently wrote about the conference in College Media Review. Read the story here.

17 Jan
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Benson to deliver keynote

Christopher Benson

Christopher Benson, associate professor of journalism, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event. 

The event is a countywide celebration held this year at Parkland College. It includes award presentations and a reception. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more at http://www.cc-mlk.org/

13 Jan
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Yao mentioned in Chicago Tribune story

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Mike Yao, associate professor of digital media, and the new master’s degree in strategic brand communication were mentioned in a Chicago Tribune story about crisis communications firms benefiting from the Trump presidency. 

12 Jan
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