Projects

BLM march Champaign 2020
Journalism Project
Students and community members participate in a Black Lives Matter march in Fall 2020. Photo: Farrah Anderson (journalism student) / for Illinois Newsroom  In her first week as a freshman, Farrah Anderson covered a Black Lives Matter protest organized by University of Illinois athletes. She… Read More
Lory Theater
Journalism Project
For his final project in Associate Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford's JOUR 215: Multimedia Reporting course in Fall 2020, journalism student Owen Henderson created a piece on the Lory Theater in Highland, Illinois. Ledford helped his student submit it as a freelance piece to the Belleville… Read More
Journalism students
Journalism Project
On Election Day 2020, six University of Illinois students joined the reporting team at Illinois Public Media to provide blanket coverage about local voters for regional and state listenership. The reporting initiative—led by Chris Evans, clinical assistant professor of journalism, and Reginald… Read More
Madeline Wilson
Journalism Project
Congratulations to Madeline Wilson, senior in journalism, for being chosen as a 2020 SPJ Mark of Excellence regional winner in the Radio Feature category. These awards recognize the best in collegiate journalism. First-place winners will compete at the national level among other regional winners… Read More
Punkin Chunkin reporting
Journalism Project
Students, wearing hard hats at the Punkin Chunkin World Championship, set up cameras in the field. View more photos.  Journalism students in JOUR 215: Multimedia Reporting spent the Fall 2019 semester covering the Punkin Chunkin world championships, through print, audio, and video stories. They … Read More
360 video tours
Journalism Project
In JOUR 460: Extended Realities and Immersive Technologies, a new journalism course that launched last fall taught by Assistant Professor Christopher Ball, students learned how new technologies can help solve real-world problems, as well as entertain others. Below are some of the student projects… Read More
Journalism students
Journalism Project
This spring, students in JOUR 500 and JOUR 490 researched and wrote an in-depth report on grade inflation at the University of Illinois, analyzing 13 years of grading data. The work by journalism graduate students Ramiro Ferrando, Pramod Acharya, and Logan Hanson, and journalism senior Chantal… Read More
Good Morning Illini
Journalism Project
Master’s student Ramiro Ferrando analyzed and employed data in a variety of ways in his investigation of abortion services in Illinois published by CU-CitizenAccess.   A co-production of the Daily Illini and CU-CitizenAccess, Jessica Bursztynsky’s story reported the University’s denial of Freedom… Read More