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Leon Dash and Metro 7 inducted into NABJ Hall of Fame
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(Photo by the National Association of Black Journalists. Swanlund Chair Professor of Journalism Leon DeCosta Dash is pictured fourth from left.)  In 1972, seven black reporters from The Washington Post metropolitan desk took a stand for equality in the newsroom—becoming the first to challenge a… Read More
Choropleth map by Margaret Ng
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Which countries are similar in their web use patterns? What are the peer-to-peer dynamics among elite journalists in Washington, D.C.? The findings to such data-driven questions can be demonstrated visually, with the emerging field of data visualization. In fact, Yee Man Margaret Ng, assistant… Read More
Journalism alumna Abby Baric
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Congratulations to IES Abroad senior communications manager Abby (Wilson) Baric (BS '10, journalism) for being named one of Publicity Club of Chicago's 30 Under 30, a prestigious award that's designed to recognize the young rock stars of the public relations industry.  Since joining IES Abroad… Read More
Journalism alum Justin Breen
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Alumnus Justin Breen (BS '99, journalism), the founder/CEO of BrEpic Communications LLC, won a Golden Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago at the 60th annual Golden Trumpet Awards competition on June 6. The competition, held at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton, featured entries from the… Read More
Dow Jones intern chart
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Five Department of Journalism students have earned Dow Jones News Fund internships for the coming summer. Dow awarded 79 paid internships in data, digital and business journalism, as well as multiplatform editing, at news organizations across the country this summer.  Interns attend one-week… Read More
Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton with students and staff
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The College of Media welcomed back alumna Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton (BS '87, broadcast journalism) on April 25. She visited a journalism class taught by lecturer John Paul, whose class she took in 1985. Journalism students Elizabeth Sayasane (left) and Riley McNulty (right)… Read More
Dan Escalona
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We are sad to learn about the passing of recent journalism alumnus Daniel Escalona, who earned both his bachelor's (BS '17) and master's (MS '18) with us. He died on April 12 due to complications from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Escalona was "one of the best students I've ever had," said Professor… Read More
Nikki Usher
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Congratulations to Nikki Usher, associate professor of journalism, for being named an Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities Faculty Fellow for 2019-2020. Usher's focus will be on The Where of News, "which considers the role of professional journalism in fomenting the place-based… Read More
Muslims in Media panel
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Three journalism alumni participated in "Muslims in Media: Influence of Minorities in Storytelling and Journalism," a panel discussion as part of the I Heart Halal festival in Chicago. The moderator was Shahzmeen Hussain (BS ’17) who works at Explore Their Stories, Inc., a filmmaking company. Two… Read More
Taylor Rooks
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Congratulations to Taylor Rooks (BS '14, journalism) on her new  Bleacher Report series, Take It There With Taylor Rooks. Watch her video interview with Ebony: https://www.ebony.com/exclusive/taylor-rooks-new-bleacher-report-series/ She said the series is a “full interview show where you get a… Read More
writing
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Show us your best work! First Prize: $2,500 Second Prize: $1,500 Third Prize: $1,000 The Department of Journalism will honor graduate and undergraduate students judged to have reported and written the best feature articles in the last year. Articles will be judged on depth and texture of… Read More
roger ebert in theater
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By Molly Leahy, Communications and Marketing InternIn honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and University of Illinois journalism graduate Roger Ebert, three undergraduate students have been named as this year’s Roger Ebert Fellows. In addition to a stipend, the fellows will be… Read More
Christopher Capozziello photo
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see christopher capozziello’s film, art, and lectures in february By Holly Rushakoff It starts with a question—why do some suffer and others do not? When Christopher Capozziello is curious about people, he wants to understand where they’re coming from. And he’s often drawn to the fringe. As a… Read More
Christopher Capozziello brother
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In Spring 2019, photojournalist Christopher Capozziello, whose work has been published and exhibited worldwide, will be on the Illinois campus for an eight-week George A. Miller visiting artist residency. He has done extensive photographic work on breast cancer, heroin addiction, racism, cerebral… Read More
Block I
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The Journalism Department at the University of Illinois is deeply saddened to learn of the passing last week of distinguished alumni John Foreman who served as prize-winning reporter, editor and publisher at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois.Foreman, 65 was a long-time supporter of the… Read More
Ledford
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“The Eye of Overtown,” an award winning short film by Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford, was screened at the "Lights, Camera, 305” film festival in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2017. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsored the festival in conjunction with the… Read More
Block I
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A new scholarship in the Department of Journalism will honor journalism alum Dave Shaul, long-time WCIA news director. Lecturer John Paul spoke with WCIA’s Jennifer Jensen about Shaul’s legacy. See the story here. Donate to the fund here.