Professor of Journalism
James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Fellow
Jerry Renaud is a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He began working for UNL in 1988 and received his Master's degree from UNL in 1989. He became head of the department/sequence in 1995. Renaud now specializes in documentary, depth reporting and Web journalism. His students have produced documentaries about the U.S. relationship with Cuba, winning third place at the Student Academy Awards in 2001 and the U.S. relationship with France. In addition, he took students to Colombo, Sri Lanka and New Orleans, Louisiana in 2006 to produce a documentary comparing and contrasting the Sri Lanka tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, with finished in the top seven in the Student Academy Awards competition. Renaud received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005, was selected as a Seacrest Fellow in 2004 and was selected a person who inspires students from the UNL Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board in 1998 and 2004. He has also served as president of the Nebraska Associated Press Broadcasters Association and president of the Northwest Broadcast News Association. Before coming to UNL, Renaud worked in radio and television for 15 years in news, sports, production and sales.
Curriculum vitae available upon request.