Students honored with 2016 Crystal Pillar

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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07 Oct
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RIO 2016

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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.

Why was I acting like I didn’t want to be in Rio?

07 Oct
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"Voices of Stagg" film screening Nov. 1

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. 

04 Oct
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Westlake '06, publishes book

Courtney Klemm Westlake '06 JOURN, has published her first book, "A Different Beautiful."

When Westlake’s family was given the shocking news that their daughter, Brenna, was born in 2011 with a severe, life-threatening skin disorder, they began to discover a new and different kind of beautiful in their lives – one that values extraordinary differences and appreciates the wonderful sameness found in our humanity.

03 Oct
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