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“The Eye of Overtown,” an award winning short film by Assistant Professor of Journalism Charles “Stretch” Ledford, was screened at the "Lights, Camera, 305” film festival in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2017. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsored the festival in conjunction with the Black Lounge Film Series, Third Horizon Film Festival and O Cinema.

14 Dec
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Assistant professor John G. Wirtz appeared as a guest Thursday on the radio program “The 21st” in a segment about court-ordered corrective advertisements tobacco companies have recently begun airing on ABC, NBC and CBS.

14 Dec
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By Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

The more you know about the news media and how it works, the less likely you are to believe conspiracy theories – even ones you might find politically tempting.

29 Nov

Davidoff Joins Board of  Chicago Women in Philanthropy

27 Nov
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Susan Conrad, office manager in the College of Media, received the Bess G. Matteson Award from The Secretariat. The unique and prestigious award has been given only nine times since its creation 39 years ago.

15 Nov
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Media and cinema studies students in the advanced media practicum are taking a deep dive into documentary film production this semester and gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process. Associate Professor Ann Reisner is overseeing the practicum this fall.

15 Nov
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Two students from the College of Media were named to the American Advertising Federation’s Most Promising Multicultural Students Class of 2018. Honorees include Soryane Song and Jane Lee.

14 Nov
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CU-CitizenAccess.org, an online newsroom affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Media, has received a $40,000 donation for reporting resources from the Marajen Stevick Foundation.

09 Nov
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Jay Rosenstein, award-winning documentary producer and professor of media and cinema studies, has published a four-part series on the financing of athletics at the University of Illinois. Titled “The Multimillion-Dollar Head Fake,” the series is related to research he has been conducting for an upcoming documentary.

09 Nov
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An important part of the legacy of the noted film critic, Urbana native, and U of I alumnus Roger Ebert has come home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, thanks to a recent donation from the Chicago Sun-Times.

03 Nov

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