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The first College of Media Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Symposium will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in the Communications Library in Gregory Hall. Dean Wojtek Chodzko-Zaijko will open the event. All are welcome to attend and see the research being done by undergraduate students in the College.

20 Apr
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By Jessica Bursztynsky

Bill Nack, legendary sports journalist and 1966 University of Illinois alumnus, died April 13 at his home in Washington, D.C., due to complications from cancer. He was 77 years old.

Nack is most known for his book-turned-film Secretariat about the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

17 Apr
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Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school.

When it does, University of Illinois journalism professor Benjamin Holden, through a two-part legal study, is ready to make the case for challenging the offenders.

03 Apr
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University of Illinois faculty and students from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising received several awards at the 2018 annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising in New York City, March 22-25, 2018.

26 Mar
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A number of faculty and students from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising and the Institute of Communications Research were in New York City participating in the American Academy of Advertising annual conference this weekend.

Papers presented included:

25 Mar
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Since the 2016 election, political journalists have been operating in a whirlwind of Tweets, leaks, investigations, and shattered norms of governance. Please join a panel discussion hosted by the College of Media’s Department of Journalism that will address the challenges and implications of that whirlwind for journalism and for democratic life.

20 Mar
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The results for the Fall 2017 administration of student ratings of instructors has been announced. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

20 Mar
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“The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, will open the 20th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 18-22 to downtown Champaign.

Roger Ebert called the film “one of the best entertainments of the year” when it opened 25 years ago, and its director, Andrew Davis, will be a festival guest.

13 Mar
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Lillian Barkley, a 2017 Dow Jones News Fund multiplatform editing intern at The New York Times, is the 14th Edward Trayes Scholar. She was selected by the professor who celebrated his 50th summer last year directing the training program at Temple University.

Read the full story here.

28 Feb
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Congratulations to those selected as the inaugural recipients of the College of Media Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In line with the campus awards structure, the College offered three awards—one to a graduate student, one to a specialized faculty member, and one to a tenure track faculty member. They are:

13 Feb

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