IBA award winners announced

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University of Illinois journalism students won five Student Silver Dome Awards at the Illinois Broadcasters Association Student U conference Oct. 6 in Normal, Illinois.

First place:
Best TV sports package
Cassie Chaplinsky (Memorial Soccer Match)

Best TV news package
Cassidy Williams (Homer Tornado)

Second place:
Best Longform TV program
UI-7 Election coverage
Julia Hinders, Kelsey Lubatkin, Lauren Hicks, Caitlin Weaver, Chris Kennedy, Dakota Karson, Zach Prelutsky, Billy Hatfield and Gwen Pepin

17 Oct
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Journalism scholarship honors long time WCIA news director

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A new scholarship in the Department of Journalism will honor journalism alum Dave Shaul, long-time WCIA news director. Lecturer John Paul spoke with WCIA’s Jennifer Jensen about Shaul’s legacy. See the story here. 

Donate to the fund here.

20 Sep
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Three days in March: NYC

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STORY NOTE: During spring break 2017, 13 College of Media students and one journalism instructor visited 11 media outlets in New York City on a career and internship trip. The following summary was written by students Shahzmeen Hussain and Fatima-Tul Farha.

 

25 Apr
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Two journalism students place in Hearst Awards Program

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University of Illinois seniors Peter Bailey-Wells and Michal Dwojak tied for 11th place in the sports writing category in the 57th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.

Bailey-Wells also tied for 11th place in last year’s Hearst sports writing competition.

30 Mar
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