Highlights from Mediapalooza 2019

From podcasts to FX editing to scavenger hunts, the high schoolers who attended our college's Mediapalooza event for admitted students hit the ground running, and we couldn’t be more impressed.

Journalism students created these podcasts, talking about what their high school journalism experiences and what they want to achieve at the University of Illinois. 

Journalism at Mediapalooza


Media and cinema studies students learned about FX editing and participated in this skydiving video, which used a green screen room and equipment available at the Media Commons in the Undergraduate Library.


Advertising students analyzed advertising and branding strategies from local restaurants and cafes in a brand "excavenger" hunt, led by interim department head Mike Yao.

Mike Yao

advertising at Mediapalooza