Profiles

SPJ 2021
Journalism Student
Q&A with Amanda Brennan, Journalism Student President of Society of Professional Journalists What makes the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) different from other RSOs? We connect with alumni all the time, every meeting. That’s kind of my goal, to connect us with people in the field… Read More
Women in Media 2018
Journalism Alumni
As part of Illini Days in Chicago, the College of Media invites you to attend a panel featuring University of Illinois alumnae working in media and a journalism faculty member, moderated by Niala Boodhoo, host of Illinois Public Media’s The 21st.“Women in Media” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13., 6… Read More
Nikki Usher
Journalism Faculty
Education PhD in Communication, University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, 2011 MA in Communication, University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, 2010 AB in History (magna cum laude), Harvard University, 2004… Read More
Leon Dash
Journalism Faculty
Leon DeCosta Dash, Jr., born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, grew up in Harlem and the Bronx. He graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science in 1968. Before graduating, he held an internship as a newsroom copy boy for The Washington Post in… Read More