Projects

MACS Student Showcase art
Media & Cinema Studies Project
The second annual MACS Student Showcase on May 4, 2024, was a faculty-curated film screening featuring the work of students in media and cinema studies courses from Fall 2023 and Spring 2024—courses such as Smartphone Cinema to the Horror Film to Cinematography and Sound, and more. Faculty wanted… Read More
students published
Journalism Project
Several journalism students wrote investigative pieces that were recently featured in The News-Gazette. Students in JOUR 315: Advanced Public Affairs Reporting and JOUR 483: Investigative Reporting classes, taught in Fall 2023 by Professor Brant Houston, Knight Chair Professor in Investigative and… Read More
Roomiversity
Advertising Project
Four students in the Spring 2023 ADV 409: Media Entrepreneurship course have won 2023 American Digital Design Awards presented by Graphic Design USA magazine. Congratulations to Caroline Azzo, Hope Fowler, and Lillie Ostarello, all juniors in advertising, as well as to Simran Shah, a master’s… Read More
Sydney Wood in audio booth at IPM
Journalism Project
  Sydney Wood, a senior in journalism, explains their role as a producer for the 217 Today podcast with Illinois Public Media, and creating audio stories for Illinois Student Newsroom at Illinois Public Media. Through JOUR 400: Newsroom Experience, Wood gained audio journalism skills, got… Read More
Jen Li holds workshop for MACS research
Advertising Project
Jen Li, a senior in computer science + advertising, discussed the work she did as a Mark L. Brandt Public Engagement Fellow for the “Mis/Disinformation in Asian American Communities Research Project” led by Rachel Kuo, assistant professor of media and cinema studies. As part of the project, Li… Read More
Advertising team works on campaign for C-U at Home
Advertising Project
In Spring 2023, students in ADV 498: The Sandage Project worked on an advertising campaign for the nonprofit organization C-U at Home, which helps people who are experiencing homelessness by providing a safe environment and vital resources. Ayah Aldadah, a senior in advertising and a media… Read More
Joanna Raimo
Media & Cinema Studies Project
Joanna Raimo (BS ’22, MACS; pictured at right) and Gio Giles-Sanchez (BS ’22, MACS), creators of A Tint of Red, won the 2022 UIUC Student Film Festival Jury Award, selected by members of the College of Media faculty. The pair’s film, a 21-minute psychological horror, was one of 19 short films and… Read More
Illini Sports Night pregame show
Journalism Project
Update 5/9/2023: Congratulations to the students who produced this broadcast! They won the 2023 NATAS Mid-America Student Production Award in the College Sports Program category. Illini Sports Night hosted a live pregame show at State Farm Center on February 19 before the Fighting Illini women’s… Read More
CORNIs MACS 150 screening
Media & Cinema Studies Project
Students in MACS 150: Introduction to Digital Media Production, taught by Derek Long, assistant professor of media and cinema studies, celebrated their final work of the spring semester at an in-class awards ceremony called the "CORNIs," where students received Camera Operators' Registry of Note… Read More
Hye Soo Nah
ICR Project
Hye Soo Nah, a doctoral student at the Institute of Communications Research, has had a paper accepted for publication in Computers in Human Behavior, a scholarly journal dedicated to examining the use of computers from a psychological perspective.  Nah is the sole author of "The appeal of 'real'… Read More