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The Daily Illini won first place for “General Excellence” and “Online News Website” at the Illinois College Press Association award ceremony in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Staff members also placed in other categories. Read the full story here

20 Feb
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A group of U of I journalism students is headed to New York City over spring break in 2017 to visit about a dozen media outlets to learn about career and internship opportunities. The students will be meeting with influential media leaders at each stop and with U of I alumni who work at those outlets. The trip will be held March 22-24, 2017.

20 Feb

Assistant Journalism Professor Charles “Stretch” Ledford is in Uganda on assignment for Special Olympics International in cooperation with the University of Miami School of Communication. Professor Rich Beckman, director of Miami's Graduate Program for Journalism and Media Management, asked Ledford to accompany and mentor graduate student Emmy Petit-Frere in the production of a video showcasing

15 Feb
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David E. McCraw, a 1976 journalism graduate from Monticello, Illinois, will be the 2017 College of Media convocation speaker.

McCraw is vice president and deputy general counsel for The New York Times. He has a master’s degree from Cornell and a JD from Albany Law School.

09 Feb
Stephanie Craft

Being news literate means knowing how to judge the credibility of a story, but it also means being intentional in how you consume the news and understanding the forces that shape it, says Illlinois journalism professor Stephanie Craft.

08 Feb

Illinifest Student Film Festival, presented by the students of MACS 464 at the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign announces its Call for Submissions of short films in the Midwest Student and World Competitions. The festival will be held on Saturday, April 29th at the Lincoln Hall Theater on the Champaign-Urbana campus.

07 Feb
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Julian Parrott, associate dean for student services and academic affairs, traveled to China in August to participate in the Journalism Education Association-China inaugural convention at Duke Kunshan University. Parrott presented a keynote speech and also served as a student mentor/coach and as a competition judge at the convention.

17 Jan
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Christopher Benson, associate professor of journalism, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event. 

The event is a countywide celebration held this year at Parkland College. It includes award presentations and a reception. The event is free and open to the public.

13 Jan
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Mike Yao, associate professor of digital media, and the new master’s degree in strategic brand communication were mentioned in a Chicago Tribune story about crisis communications firms benefiting from the Trump presidency. 

12 Jan
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By Phil Ciciora, Business and Law Editor 217-333-2177; pciciora@illinois.edu

05 Jan

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