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Columbia alumnus recognized for innovative advertising work 'on a national stage'

Columbia alumnus recognized for innovative advertising work ‘on a national stage’

May 26, 2020

David Littlejohn only attended Columbia for one year, but that year was transformative in his career path, leading him to direct one of the leading advertising agencies in the country. Littlejohn...

And the Oscar goes to...

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

Anne Marie Mitchell, associate chair and professor in the Communication Department, spoke to students in the combined Agency and PR Campaigns course at 33 E. Congress Pkwy. on Feb. 22.

Partnership with 1871 advertises opportunities

February 25, 2018

Columbia and technology center 1871 have partnered for an advertising and public relations course designed to provide students with professional experience and samples for their portfolios. 1871, located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, was founded in 2012 to support Chicago’s...

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

November 6, 2017

The journalism, advertising and public relations programs in the Communication Department participated in program reviews Oct. 19–20 and await the final report. The programs were evaluated by external reviewers to ensure the programs remain up to date with curriculum, ...

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Satirists fight fake news, give people something to laugh at

May 2, 2017

“We are the antidote to fake news,” said Alan Miller, president of the News Literacy Project, explaining its mission and noting its founding in 2008 preceded the coining of the term “fake news.” NLP, a nonpartisan nonprofit that creates software and other materials to educ...

Social media censorship is lazy, dangerous

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

September 19, 2016

The internet is the primary outlet for media and innovative content, whether it’s political or artistic, and censorship is threatening it from remaining this way. The free-for-all atmosphere and att...

Paintings of Chance the Rapper and Common are plastered on buildings on 79th and Evans streets in the Chatham neighborhood to boost positive imaging.

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

April 11, 2016

Chance the Rapper and Common are returning to their native neighborhood but in a different way: through art.The new murals at the northeast corner of 79th and Evans streets in Chatham display the two ico...

Hillary in 2016 would ensure equality for all

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 27, 2015

The last time a Clinton was in office, the economy was booming, public debt was decreasing, unemployment was at its second-lowest in 30 years and the crime rate was at a 26-year low. Although Bill won’t be on the presidential ballot in 2016, his inspirational wife Hillary will be. Clinton announced her second bid for president on April 12 after two years of speculation and rumors. While many were quick to denounce her and her cam...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

YouTube videos portray binge drinking as humor, not reality

YouTube videos portray binge drinking as humor, not reality

March 9, 2015

In the millennial era, many are not surprised that portrayals of youth in the media tend to include the element of excessive alcohol consumption when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repo...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Communication and Media Innovation

Department merger spawns search for new chair

January 26, 2015

Nearly a year after the college’s announcement of the merger of the Advertising and Public Relations programs and the Journalism Department, an interdisciplinary committee has selected a name for the new ...

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