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Ebertfest Tourism Impact Award
College News
For sharing its passion with film lovers worldwide for 25 years, and making the greater Champaign-Urbana area a better place to live, work, and visit, Ebertfest was selected as one of five winners of the 2024 Tourism Impact Award from Experience Champaign-Urbana. The Experience Champaign-Urbana… Read More
Sarah Min
College News
When Sarah Min (BS ’93, journalism) was appointed to President Joe Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in 2022, she knew her background in journalism would prove useful in government policy and nonprofit advocacy work.  “For people who practice… Read More
Eli Murray
College News
A multimedia piece about an avalanche in Washington published by the New York Times in 2012, which included video, interactive graphics, and animated simulations, changed the way newsrooms presented storytelling.  It also inspired Media alum and Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Eli Murray (BS ’15… Read More
Congrats!
Advertising News
The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising has honored several faculty and graduate students with awards for extraordinary teaching, research, service, and mentoring.  The recipients received $500 to be placed in a discretionary account to support their teaching, service, or research, and a… Read More
Jon Morgan
Journalism News
Jon Morgan (BS ’84, journalism), a two-time author and journalist for 40 years, has left his position as senior editor in the Washington bureau at Bloomberg News after 13 years to pursue a freelance writing career. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2010, Morgan was senior editor at the Pew Research… Read More
Oyallon-Koloski and new book
Media & Cinema Studies News
Three vertical mirrors hang on the wall in the office of Jenny Oyallon-Koloski, assistant professor of media and cinema studies, where she keeps an open area that allows her the space to move.  Jenny Oyallon-Koloski and mv lab co-director Michael J. Junokas performing at the McLean County Arts… Read More
Rick Sallinger
Advertising News
Rick Sallinger (BS ’71, MS ’72, advertising), a Peabody Award-winning veteran CBS News reporter, died on May 8, 2024. He was 74 years old. After working as a radio reporter in Cleveland and Chicago, Sallinger moved on to television news working at stations in Indianapolis, Denver, and Chicago. … Read More
Advertising students
Advertising News
Students in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising devised an ad campaign that launched this spring to help boost tourism for counties in southern Illinois.   The campaign was part of a class project in Advertising 400: Sandage Studios, taught last fall by Shachar Meron, senior… Read More
Congrats!
College News
Congratulations to all of the College of Media faculty and teaching assistants who were ranked as excellent by their students! This list is based on Instructor and Course Evaluation System (ICES) questionnaire forms completed by students during the Fall 2023 semester. Only those instructors who… Read More
Media apparel shop
College News
Show off your University of Illinois College of Media pride with branded apparel!  From May 7 through May 24, a College of Media apparel shop will be open with items to purchase including branded quarter-zip pullovers, polo shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, and T-shirts. The College of Media, the… Read More
Campus
College News
Two faculty members in the College of Media were named recipients of the 2024-25 Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Program to address system bias and social injustice through cross-disciplinary research. This year, the program focuses on areas that span domestic, international, and… Read More
Christians wins AEJMC Blum Award
ICR News
Clifford Christians, research professor emeritus of communications, and professor emeritus of media studies and of journalism, will receive the 2024 Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The award will be… Read More
Mary Snowden
Journalism News
Mary Lynch Snowdon (BS ’86, journalism) wrote an article that was published in Newsweek recently titled “My Talented Son Has Autism. As a Mother, I Feel Like a Dual Citizen.” In the article, Snowdon writes about her experience parenting her son with autism, who is now in his mid-20s and a talented… Read More
Undergraduate Research Symposium
College News
Students from the College of Media are participating in the annual University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Week, held April 21-27. The Undergraduate Research Symposium, the signature event held on April 24 at the Illini Union, features presentations, posters, and performances from students… Read More
Ingrassia book
Journalism News
Lawrence Ingrassia (BS ’74, journalism) has written a new book, A Fatal Inheritance: How a Family Misfortune Revealed a Deadly Medical Mystery. A Fatal Inheritance, which will be available on May 14, 2024, narrates the tale of a team of dedicated researchers who solved the medical mystery behind… Read More
Andrea Campos
College News
When Andrea Campos graduated from Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in advertising, she had no idea she’d be returning 12 years later as the alumni speaker at the 2024 College of Media Convocation ceremony.  But as an artist and creative entrepreneur whose recent career accomplishments include… Read More
Steve Hall at Martens Center
College News
The College of Media is collaborating with University of Illinois and community partners to present educational workshops to local children this spring as part of a new public engagement effort. The collaboration between the College of Media and the Center for Social and Behavioral Science… Read More
After Party cast and crew
Media & Cinema Studies News
After Party, a short film produced by alum Kat Williams (BS ’22, media and cinema studies), will be featured on Thursday, April 4, at the Knight Auditorium of Spurlock Museum, as part of the screening series presented by the Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies. This year’s Ebert Fellows, who… Read More
Journalism students film doc in Sierra Leone
Journalism News
A group of journalism students heard harrowing stories from the local women they interviewed while filming a documentary about period poverty in Sierra Leone, West Africa, over spring break. “Girls talked of being bullied at school when they got their period. Mothers talked about the struggle to… Read More
Ebertfest
College News
AUDIENCE CHOICE FILM IS ROBERT ALTMAN’S  ‘COOKIE’S FORTUNE’ NEWLY LAUNCHED ‘LITTLE INDIAN GIRL COLLECTIVE’ PANEL IN DIALOGUE AND PERFORMANCE ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ‘ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS  MIND’ TO  BE SCREENED Roger Ebert’s Film Festival is pleased to announce its full program, with… Read More