'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."

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

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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
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Ledford covers campaigns in Iowa

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.  Ledford committed to photographing as many campaign events as possible in a week’s time.

01 Feb
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