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Christians wins AEJMC Blum Award
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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
ICR Distinguished Speaker Series
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The Institute of Communications Research will present a Distinguished Speaker Series this spring, showcasing some of the most renowned scholars in the fields of communication and media studies.  “This is our chance to engage with and glean insights from the thought leaders in our field,” said… Read More
Illini Union
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The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about the students' research interests below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. For more information, see full student profiles.… Read More
Norman Denzin book covers
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Norman Denzin, research professor emeritus of communications at the Institute of Communications Research, professor emeritus of media and cinema studies, and professor emeritus of sociology and humanities at the University of Illinois, passed away on August 6 at the age of 82. Denzin was one of… Read More
James Carey
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The Institute of Communications Research sponsored a two-day colloquium on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28, 2023, to revisit and reconsider James Carey’s impact on the field of communication and media studies, and to highlight the recent launch of the James Carey Faculty Fellowship at… Read More
Angela Aguayo and Chang-Dae Ham
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Two College of Media faculty members affiliated with the Institute of Communications Research have been selected as James W. Carey Faculty Fellows for academic years 2022-2024. Both Angela Aguayo, associate professor of media and cinema studies, and Chang-Dae Ham, associate professor of… Read More
Krippendorff
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Institute of Communications Research alumnus Klaus Krippendorff (PhD '67), one of the most prominent researchers and scholars in the field of communications, passed away in early October at the age of 90. Krippendorff was an emeritus professor of communication who had taught at the University of… Read More
Quinceaneras dress at Spurlock exhibit
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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
Rojas-Alvarez
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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
Alma Mater
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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
Alma Mater in regalia
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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
Kishi
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College of Media master's and doctoral degree alumna Shizue Kishi (MS '79, advertising; PhD '83, ICR) received the 41st Shirakawa Shinobu Award from the Tokyo Advertising Association for distinguished contributions to the advertising industry.  Kishi is the first female honoree to win this award,… Read More
UIUC Quad
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We are looking for the next generation of media and communications scholars to join us in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising is especially interested in recruiting students with… Read More
Tina Lowrey
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Tina Lowrey (MS '89, advertising; PhD '92, ICR) has been elected president-elect of the Association for Consumer Research, effective January 1, 2022. Lowrey is a professor of marketing at HEC Paris. Her main research interests include children’s consumer behavior, materialism, the application of… Read More
James Hay and Michelle Nelson
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Two College of Media faculty members affiliated with the Institute of Communications Research have been selected as the first James W. Carey Faculty Fellows for the 2021-2023 academic years. Both James Hay, professor of media and cinema studies, and Michelle Nelson, professor of advertising, will… Read More
Quad with leaves
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Congratulations to our students in the Institute of Communications Research for all of their hard work in the 2020-2021 academic year. They have written articles for publication, edited a journal, presented research at conferences, and received numerous awards, grants, and honors. Below is a… Read More
Alma mater
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The Institute of Communications Research is excited to announce our newest cohort! Please learn more about their research interests in their profiles below and join us in welcoming them to the University of Illinois College of Media community this fall. Tingyu Chen received her bachelor's degree… Read More
Kathy Petitte (Jamison) Novak
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Institute of Communications Research alumna Kathy Petitte (Jamison) Novak (PhD '08) has recently been promoted at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is currently professor of journalism and media studies in the Department of Communication and was named acting associate dean of the… Read More
ICR at UIUC
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The Institute of Communications Research (ICR), the doctoral program housed within the College of Media, will usher in the academic year with new leadership. This fall, Sela Sar, associate professor of advertising, and Mira Sotirovic, associate professor of journalism and Karin and Folke Dovring… Read More
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Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Top Student Paper “Learning from Confucius: Moral Self-cultivation (Xiuji) and Its Application in Media Ethics Education” Yayu Feng Top Student Paper “Exploring the Effect of Control on Playable Ad Effectiveness” Xiaohan Hu… Read More