buzz magazine is Champaign-Urbana’s community magazine, featuring everything local in arts and entertainment, food and drink, movies and TV, music and life in general. We are located at 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61820.

Contact us

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Email: (Jillian Little, buzz Editor)

Phone: (217) 337-8300

Address: 1001 S. Wright Street Champaign, IL 61820

Work here

If you are a University of Illinois student and love all things on- and off-campus, you’ve come to the right place. Students working for buzz get the chance to interview and photograph many of the area’s biggest names in entertainment, as well as few more famous faces, such as Hugh Hefner and Roger Ebert — both University alumni — and Frank Black and Moby. You probably know and love our arts, food, movies and music coverage, but we are always looking to expand our reach. So whatever it is you’re interested in, we are as well. We are always looking to hire writers, copy editors, designers, photographers and videographers. Get started at

Illini Media

Founded in 1911, Illini Media’s mission is to provide an experiential learning environment to complement University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s academic areas; to prepare Illinois students for future careers in print and digital media, broadcast, marketing, public relations, sales, fundraising and business; and to inform, enlighten and entertain the University of Illinois student community.

Illini Media is the not-for-profit parent company of buzzThe Daily IlliniIllio yearbook, WPGU 107.1, and various digital properties. We are sustained by the generous contributions of advertisers, University of Illinois student fees, Illio yearbook sales, our alumni and friends.

Current buzz staff

Jillian Little is the buzz editor, and Carolina Garibay and Ava Traverso are the assistant buzz editors.