Bill Nack '66 JOURN, dies at 77

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By Jessica Bursztynsky

Bill Nack, legendary sports journalist and 1966 University of Illinois alumnus, died April 13 at his home in Washington, D.C., due to complications from cancer. He was 77 years old.

Nack is most known for his book-turned-film Secretariat about the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

Growing up in Skokie, Illinois, Nack spent his time cleaning horse stalls. It was the 1955 Kentucky Derby that introduced Nacks to his first favorite horse, Swaps.

17 Apr

Professor makes legal case for schools to challenge cyberbullies

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Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school.

When it does, University of Illinois journalism professor Benjamin Holden, through a two-part legal study, is ready to make the case for challenging the offenders.

Read the full story here.

03 Apr

AAA conference participants earn recognition

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University of Illinois faculty and students from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising received several awards at the 2018 annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising in New York City, March 22-25, 2018.

Journal of Advertising Best Article:
Vargas, Patrick T., Brittany R.L. Duff, and Ronald J. Faber (2017), “A Practical Guide to Experimental Advertising Research."

26 Mar

Faculty and students participate in AAA conference

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A number of faculty and students from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising and the Institute of Communications Research were in New York City participating in the American Academy of Advertising annual conference this weekend.

Papers presented included:

From Dislikes to Likes: The Future of Digital Advertising
Paying Attention: Ethical Implications for Strategizing Attention
Brittany Duff

25 Mar