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Holden Joins Journalism Faculty

Published Date:August 4, 2014

Benjamin A. Holden has joined the College of Media journalism faculty as a Teaching Assistant Professor.

Published Date: August 4, 2014


Sotirovic Named College of Media Dovring Scholar

Published Date:August 1, 2014

Dr. Mira Sotirovic, associate professor of journalism in the College of Media at the University of Illinois, has been appointed the first Karin and Folke Dovring Scholar in Propaganda in the Department of Journalism.

Published Date: August 1, 2014


Dr. Hitchon to Head Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising

Published Date:July 29, 2014

Dr. Jacquie Hitchon has joined the College of Media as professor and head of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising. Hitchon received her B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University and her MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin where she has been on faculty since that time.

Published Date: July 29, 2014


Bresnahan Joins Illinois Public Media and Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation as President and CEO

Published Date:July 25, 2014

The College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and WTVP, Public Media for Central Illinois, announce today that Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan will join the teams at WILL and WTVP. He will serve as President and CEO of both entities starting in September, 2014.

Published Date: July 25, 2014


JOURN Prof. Benson Delivers Talk On Media Civil Rights Coverage at Northwestern

Published Date:July 16, 2014

Christopher Benson, associate professor of journalism, recently delivered a talk at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism on media responsibility in the coverage of the civil rights movement.

Published Date: July 16, 2014


Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson Returns to WILL to Live Host Program

Published Date:July 8, 2014

Jeremy Hobson, former WILL staffer and current co-host of WBUR/NPR’s Boston-based weekday news program Here & Now, returns to Urbana to live host the program from WILL’s studios at Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication on Monday, July 14.

Published Date: July 8, 2014


Mobile App Virtual Dugout Wins AP and AEJMC Awards

Published Date:June 24, 2014

“Virtual Dugout,” the first mobile app created by the College of Media, is the national winner of the 2014 "Associated Press Media Editors' Student Innovator of the Year" competition. It also tied for third place in the 2014 "Best of the Web - Mobile App" competition sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Published Date: June 24, 2014


Bill Geist '68 JOURN publishes book with son

Published Date:June 20, 2014

Published Date: June 20, 2014


Houston elected to GIJN board

Published Date:June 19, 2014

Brant Houston, Professor and Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting, was elected to the newly-created board of directors of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

Published Date: June 19, 2014


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