The 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ is pleased to announce the initial slate of films in this year’s festival with special guests including Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association, actress Nancy Allen, composer Renee Baker & The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, filmmaker Paul Cox, crew veteran Angela

22 Feb

Nicole Anderson-Cobb talks with host of The 21st, Niala Boodhoo about her new play Campus Jihad: The Struggle Within the American University.

 

19 Feb

"A Crack In The Foundation" is Marcia (Kurtz) Zuckerman’s first book. The book, a compilation of poetry and prose, aims to draw attention to political and human rights abuses including: immigration, journalists killed while covering stories (especially politically charged events), the homeless, surveillance and the NSA.

17 Feb

Four U of I journalism students are braving chilly weather in Springfield Wednesday covering President Obama’s visit to the Illinois capital. The students are covering the presidential visit for their Journalism 445 class and the weekly UI-7 Newscast. 

10 Feb
Michelle Nelson

This year's Super Bowl commercials were big on kids, animals and celebrities — some thoughtful, some not, and some that were "just forgettable," says Michelle Nelson, a University of Illinois advertising professor who watched with friends Sunday. "Not too many great ads."

08 Feb
Nelson

Children need to understand the basics of advertising better than they do, says Illinois advertising professor Michelle Nelson. So she led the development of a curriculum and website to teach advertising literacy in school classrooms, incorporating lessons on healthy eating.

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04 Feb
Ledford

Former president Bill ClintonAssistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford recently spent several days in Iowa on what he describes as “a political binge” covering the run-up to today’s state caucuses for Getty Images.

01 Feb

Guillermo Del Toro’s "CRIMSON PEAK" will open the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ it was announced today by Chaz Ebert and festival director Nate Kohn. Guillermo Del Toro will be attending as a guest of the festival, which runs April 13-17, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. Other festival films will be announced shortly.

21 Jan

BY ASHISH VALENTINE, RIANE LENZNER-WHITE AND SHALAYNE PULIA

Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke box office records over the weekend, earning nearly $250 million in North America, based on studio estimates. 

Four decades after the first Star Wars hit theaters, different generations have approached the latest film in very different ways.

08 Jan

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