Leon Dash, professor of journalism in the College of Media, was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Founders Hall of Fame on August 5 during the 2016 NABJ national convention.
Corinne Ruff, a 2015 alumna of the University of Illinois College of Media, has won the 2016 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists, which The Chronicle confers on one of its interns from the preceding year.
College of Media students received a 2016 Crystal Pillar Award for best college newscast in the Mid-America region. The Crystal Pillar is NATAS’ highest award for high school and college student television productions.
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By Ros Dumlao
“Why are you stressed? Don’t be stressed. You’re at the Paralympic Games!”
I needed that reality check.
I was sitting at a Wi-Fi haven in the Athletes’ Village, typing a story under deadline. My co-worker was sitting across from me, talking, talking, talking.
I snapped back: “I know.”
But as much as I didn’t want to admit it, he was right.
The College of Media is hosting a free film screening of "Voices of Stagg" on Nov. 1 at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30. A panel discussion will follow.
"Voices of Stagg" is a documentary about how one high school turned a tragedy into a lesson on empathy.
Courtney Klemm Westlake '06 JOURN, has published her first book, "A Different Beautiful."
Department of Advertising assistant professor John G. Wirtz delivered the keynote address at the 17th Annual Martha Nelson Lewis Symposium, hosted by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. The topic of the talk was using social media to promote health behavior change.
“Beretta, Jordan, Cassie and Gaitlynn,” a photograph from Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford’s project, “The Cultural Geography of Firearms,” has been selected for the “Power and Politics” exhibition at the Filter Photo Gallery in Chicago. The image is part of Ledford’s series of portraits of families with children named after guns.