Dr. Yonty Friesem Awarded Illinoisan of the Year by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association
Columbia College Chicago is proud to announce Dr. Yonty Friesem, Associate Professor of civic media in the Communication Department, has been awarded with the Illinoisan of the Year award by the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.
On Saturday, October 9, Dr. Friesem received the award for his civic media work to help with the legislative process of Illinois Public Act 102-055 amending the school code to require media literacy be taught in public high school in Illinois.
Dr. Friesem, Associate Professor of civic media at Columbia College Chicago is the co-founder of the Illinois Media Literacy Coalition, a volunteer organization to promote tin implementations if the new law with providing educators the resources they need.
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