College of Media

Our college is rooted in collaboration and innovation. As the media landscape evolves, so do we. We prepare students to make a difference in industry, society, and their disciplines. Students receive individual attention while exploring their interests in our flexible curriculum. Our students and faculty make an impact—and they make it their own.

The College of Media at Illinois is made up of 1,000+ students, 50+ faculty members, and 15,000+ alumni. Check out some of our stellar members!

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Journalism
Robert “Bob” Endres (BS ’62, MS ’63, journalism), a pioneering figure in film projection and a generous University of Illinois donor, passed away on June 25, 2024. He was 85. During college, Endres…
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Faculty, graduate students, and recent alumni from the College of Media co-presented 16 topics of research at the 74th annual International Communication Association Conference—the largest academic…
Media & Cinema Studies
Former Illinois setter Jordyn Poulter (BS ’18, MACS) was named to the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris this summer. The All-American setter is one of 12…
Journalism
Melita Garza, associate professor and Tom and June Netzel Sleeman Scholar in Business Journalism, won the 2024 essay contest sponsored by AEJMC's Journalism History. The competition in Journalism…