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Quinceaneras dress at Spurlock exhibit
ICR News
Following a Fall 2020 doctoral seminar on intersectional Latina feminist media issues at the Institute of Communications Research, Angharad Valdivia, a research professor who is also a professor of Latina and Latino studies, and her students were inspired to create a museum exhibit on… Read More
Wagner
Journalism News
Melissa Wagner (BS '18, journalism), a public relations senior at Zebra Technologies, was recently recognized as a "Rising Star" in PRNEWS' Top Women Awards program.  Some of her accomplishments at Zebra include launching the company's first-ever Global Week of Service during the pandemic, which… Read More
Bill Hill
Journalism News
After 43 years as a journalist, Bill Hill (BS '75, journalism) teaches sports reporting to graduate students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He previously served as assistant managing editor at MLB.com, directing coverage of 10 West… 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 Spring 2022 semester. Only those instructors who… Read More
I on the Media
College News
I on the Media is a video series from the University of Illinois College of Media in which members of our college address current research. It began in 2020 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on media-related issues. The series will be updated here; you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to… Read More
Brand Ambassadors
Advertising News
More than 30 student athletes and student brand ambassadors, including 21 advertising students, are part of a new Brand Ambassador Program on campus. A select group of students from the University of Illinois College of Media will be paired with individual Fighting Illini student-athletes as a… Read More
Melita Garza
Journalism News
Melita Garza, an award-winning journalist, media historian, and a new associate professor and Tom and June Netzel Sleeman Scholar in Business Journalism, sees a reporter as a detective investigating a larger story. And she’s most interested in the stories that haven’t been told. “The idea of… Read More
Courtney M. Cox
Media & Cinema Studies News
The world of sport is like a mirror, according to Courtney M. Cox, a new assistant professor of media and cinema studies. Cox, a scholar of sport and the media, uses sport to examine issues of representation, technology, globalization, and labor. Because it is widely consumed by audiences, she… Read More
Rachel Kuo
Media & Cinema Studies News
Rachel Kuo, a new assistant professor in media and cinema studies, is interested in the ways that media can be used for social and cultural change. As a scholar, educator, and writer, Kuo examines how race intersects with grassroots social movements and media technologies. “There are ways that… Read More
Josh Heuman
College News
Josh Heuman, a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies and the Department of Journalism, has been appointed by College of Media Dean Tracy Sulkin as a Dean’s Fellow for the coming academic year. Heuman will work with department and college leadership teams to… Read More
IMEDIA media literacy workshop
College News
Twenty-one Illinois public school educators learned how to incorporate media literacy into their curricula this summer through an IMEDIA media literacy workshop on campus, hosted by faculty from the College of Media and College of Education. “Media literacy is especially important in light of… Read More
Rojas-Alvarez
ICR News
Jorge Rojas-Alvarez. (Photo by Michelle Hassel.) Jorge Rojas-Alvarez, a doctoral student at the Institute of Communications Research in the College of Media, was honored with the 2022 Campus Excellence in Public Engagement Award for Graduate/Professional Students. The Campus Awards for… Read More
Nudo book
Journalism News
Sal Nudo (MS '16, journalism) has released a new book on Amazon in which he recounts his experiences in graduate school in journalism at the College of Media: Learning Journalism Where Writers Rise: Four Enlightening Years in Graduate School at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Nudo… Read More
Alma Mater
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about the students' research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Jiyeon Chang received her master's… Read More
Turnock
College News
Julie Turnock, associate professor of media and cinema studies, has been appointed to serve as the inaugural director of the Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies, which officially launches this fall.  “The College of Media is eager to celebrate Roger Ebert’s legacy through this new center that… Read More
Taylor Rooks
College News
Taylor Rooks (Photo by Raven B. Varona.) Taylor Rooks (BS ’14, journalism), sports journalist and broadcaster at Bleacher Report, is known in the field of sports journalism for her interviewing skills and for her ability to connect with athletes. She was recently nominated for a 2022 Sports… Read More
Jack and Beth Klues
College News
Jack and Beth Klues. Jack Klues (BS ’77, advertising), who has led some of the largest media companies over his 35-year career, has been selected to receive the 2022 College of Media Distinguished Alumni Award.  The award honors an alum whose career accomplishments and engagement with the… Read More
Advertising and Amazon Ads class
Advertising News
At the end of fall semester, students in ADV 392 presented their ad campaign results to their real clients over Zoom as well as to an in-person team from Amazon Ads and Global Overview.    As the first advertising education program in the country, the Charles H. Sandage Department of… Read More
Leona Su
Advertising News
Leona Yi-Fan Su, assistant professor of advertising, was selected as a Center for Advanced Study Beckman Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year in an annual campuswide competition among faculty. This year, the center appointed 11 CAS Associates, one CAS Fellow, and four CAS Beckman Fellows—the… Read More
Alma Mater in regalia
ICR News
The Institute of Communications Research congratulates the degree candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in communications and media! For 2021-2022, the degree candidates, their dissertations, and their advisors are: Susmita Das "Speaking the International Language: A Transnational History… Read More