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Susan Conrad, office manager in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award from The Secretariat. The unique and prestigious award has been given only nine times since its creation 39 years ago. It honors a retiring staff member who served as an officer of The Secretariat, made an outstanding contribution to a campus committee, and made a contribution to...
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Media and cinema studies students in the advanced media practicum are taking a deep dive into documentary film production this semester and gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process. Associate Professor Ann Reisner is overseeing the practicum this fall. The students are learning basic skills in part through editing existing documentaries to run in a one-hour broadcast on Illinois Public Media next spring. Linda, a senior in the practicum said, “It’s important for us to have real-world...
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Two students from the College of Media were named to the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Class of 2018. Honorees include Soryane Song and Jane Lee. Representing the nation’s top 50 multicultural college seniors, the AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Students program connects the advertising industry with the nation’s top minority college seniors. The event provides opportunities to recruit fresh talent, to further prepare advertising’s best young...
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CU-CitizenAccess.org, an online newsroom affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Media, has received a $40,000 donation for reporting resources from the Marajen Stevick Foundation. The donation will help CU-CitizenAccess.org produce reporting on public health and related issues in Champaign County and east central Illinois. Among the issues are the effective delivery of health care to the elderly and to those in rural...
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Jay Rosenstein, award-winning documentary producer and professor of media and cinema studies, has published a four-part series on the financing of athletics at the University of Illinois. Titled “The Multimillion-Dollar Head Fake,” the series is related to research he has been conducting for an upcoming documentary. First published at Huffington Post, the story has received...

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