Marcia (Kurtz) Zuckerman '65 Journalism

"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. A larger prose/poem/dialogue, “Making Change”, includes her view on our environmental issues.

17 Feb
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Journalism students covering presidential visit to Springfield

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. 

Students Brianna Hartsfield and Alex Ortiz are at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One. Students Claire Lavezzorio and Alejandra Reyes Pena are at the Illinois Capitol where the president will address a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

10 Feb
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'Not too many great ads' from Super Bowl 50

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."

Read the full News-Gazette story here.

08 Feb
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Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms

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.

Read the full story here.

04 Feb
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