For the fourth year, the College of Media is a sponsor of Social Media Week Chicago. This year’s theme is “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of the Connected Class.” SMW Chicago has thousands of attendees each year, and is a great platform for getting the word out about the College’s research and expertise, as well as networking with others involved in social media.
Sessions hosted by the College of Media are located at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr. and are free and open to the public. They include:
The front page of today’s Daily Illini is dedicated to the memory of Brett Lerner, a junior in Broadcast Journalism who was killed Friday evening in an automobile accident while on a sports assignment. His classmates, teachers, advisers and friends all describe him as a remarkable young man – someone who was smart, hardworking and a pleasure to be around. The Department of Journalism and the College of Media were fortunate to count him as one of our students. He will be missed.