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STORY NOTE: During spring break 2017, 13 College of Media students and one journalism instructor visited 11 media outlets in New York City on a career and internship trip. The following summary was written by students Shahzmeen Hussain and Fatima-Tul Farha.

 

25 Apr
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Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, spoke with “The Hindu” on why data journalism is not restricted to the nerds, and builds the credibility of journalists in the era of fake news.

14 Apr
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Students in the College of Media received Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists conference, April 8 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

11 Apr
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Three students in the Institute of Communications Research presented research at the American Academy of Advertising conference. Several faculty members also participated in the conference.

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Associate Professor Brittany Duff and Zongyuan Wang

11 Apr
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Organizers today filled out the slate of films and announced the schedule for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 19-23 to downtown Champaign.

Tickets for individual films will go on sale Saturday (April 1) and festival passes are still available.

Read the full story here.

30 Mar
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Steve Hall, senior lecturer in the Charles H.

30 Mar
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Illinois Public Media and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts present From the Stage at Krannert Center: Poetry and Song with Nathan and Julie Gunn and the Jupiter String Quartet at 7 pm Sunday, April 2, on WILL-FM 90.9.

Read the full story here.

 

30 Mar
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Associate Professor Michelle R. Nelson has been named president of the American Academy of Advertising. She began her term at the Annual Conference of the AAA in Boston on March 25, 2017. A longtime contributor to AAA, Nelson has also served as Vice President of the organization and as a member of the publications committee.

30 Mar
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University of Illinois seniors Peter Bailey-Wells and Michal Dwojak tied for 11th place in the sports writing category in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.

Bailey-Wells also tied for 11th place in last year’s Hearst sports writing competition.

30 Mar

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