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Ingrassia book
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Lawrence Ingrassia (BS ’74, journalism) has written a new book, A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery. A Fatal Inheritance, which will be available on May 14, 2024, narrates the tale of a team of dedicated researchers who solved the medical mystery behind… Read More
Journalism students film doc in Sierra Leone
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A group of journalism students heard harrowing stories from the local women they interviewed while filming a documentary about period poverty in Sierra Leone, West Africa, over spring break. “Girls talked of being bullied at school when they got their period. Mothers talked about the struggle to… Read More
Bianca Flowers
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Bianca Flowers (BS '13, journalism) was recently appointed to Reuters Global Race and Justice team as its first U.S. correspondent. In her new role, she will pursue new and ambitious projects with a focus on producing agenda-setting coverage in the areas of race, identity, and social justice.… Read More
Doug Isbell
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After 36 years in aerospace communications, Doug Isbell still thanks those lucky stars he’s always admired for the opportunity to create a successful career that combines his passion for science and his love of writing.  Isbell’s fascination with space began when he was eight years old, around… Read More
Margaret Ng
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Margaret Ng, assistant professor of journalism with an appointment in the Institute of Communications Research, has been selected for 2023-24 James W. Carey Faculty Fellowship. She was also recognized with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Emerging Scholar Grant.… Read More
Life-Altering book cover
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Angie Leventis Lourgos (BS ’03, journalism) has published a new book, Life-Altering: Abortion Stories from the Midwest, with the University of Missouri Press. Based on pieces that originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, each chapter imparts one person’s experience with abortion. By looking at… Read More
Arte Johnson and Gisela
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The late comedy legend brothers Arte Johnson (BS ’49, radio journalism) and Coslough Johnson (BS ’52, radio journalism) made sure to invest in the future of media by preserving part of its past.  Both have donated artifacts to the University Library from their most famous collaboration, Rowan… Read More
Somewhere Sisters
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Erika Hayasaki (BS ’01, journalism), a writer and associate professor of literary journalism at the University of California in Irvine, won a silver Nautilus Book Award in Journalism and Investigative Reporting for her 2022 nonfiction novel Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption, Identity and the… Read More
Two Lives of Sara
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Author Catherine Adel West (BS '02, MS '04, journalism), whose most recent novel, The Two Lives of Sara, was selected as the Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s 10th annual One Book, One Village community read, will share the story behind her book at “An Evening with Catherine Adel West” at Forest… Read More
Anderson Cobb and Bright
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Updated October 11: “Unsettled: An African American Reflection on The Potawatomi Trail of Death,” an interactive performance co-presented by Nicole Anderson Cobb (MS ’16, journalism) in April 2023 at Allerton Park, was featured in The Christian Science Monitor. The article, “Indigenous People’s… Read More
YouTube
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New research led by data science experts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and United Nations Global Pulse found that there is no strong evidence that YouTube promoted anti-vaccine sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet… Read More
Jill Wine-Banks
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Jill Wine-Banks (BS ’64, journalism), MSNBC legal analyst, author, podcast co-host, and former prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, was one of five female lawyers to receive the 2023 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award this summer. The American Bar Association Commission on… Read More
Alex Gonçalves
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Alex Gonçalves believes a vibrant press is crucial to the future of democratic societies. He also knows the foundation of a dynamic media ecosystem is created in the classroom.  For that reason, it’s been his goal to work in journalism education since Gonçalves left the newsroom as a science… Read More
Nancy Averett
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As an independent science journalist for the last 17 years, Nancy Averett has dedicated her career to writing about the intersection where science and humanity connect.  The award-winning reporter, who has a passion for the “sociological side of science and putting a human face on it,” says her… Read More
Schwab book
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Tim Schwab (MS '06, journalism), an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C., has written The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning with the Myth of the Good Billionaire, which will be published in November by Henry Holt (Macmillan).  Schwab's book investigates Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation… Read More
Herbert DaCosta
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Herbert DaCosta, a graduate student in the journalism master’s degree program, was awarded the 2023-24 Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Technical Literacy Fellowship for his exceptional submittal to help the wider public understand and connect with climate change. DaCosta is a research development… Read More
Tina E. Akouris
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Tina E. Akouris (BS '94, journalism), a digital content editor at the Chicago Tribune, won the prestigious Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club for Best Sports Reporting in the large/online print newsroom category. Akouris won the award for coverage of the 50th anniversary of Title IX… Read More
Illini Sports Night NATAS student award winners
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Several journalism students in the UI7 Newsroom team were recognized as winners of the 2023 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Mid-America Student Production Awards.  Winners include journalism graduate student Manu Ferreira for “Succeeding in a New World” in the Non-… Read More
Illini Media
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The Illini Media Company will honor 10 inductees into the Illini Media Hall of Fame Class of 2023 during a ceremony on Saturday, April 29, in Chicago. Five of the inductees are journalism alumni from the College of Media. Illini Media, which oversees The Daily Illini student newspaper, WPGU 107.1… Read More
Rogelio Aranda
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After a 24-year career at the Charlotte Observer, journalism alum Rogelio Aranda has become assistant news editor with the American Heart Association. He will continue to be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In his new editorial role, Aranda will help to raise awareness around heart disease and… Read More