Our students get involved in journalism, advertising and public relations right away – in our classes, in our study abroad trips, by joining our student clubs, in hosting shows on our radio station or reporting for the campus newspaper. Students get internships and jobs all over the country, thanks to our strong placement program.
Here are some of the amazing opportunities our students enjoy:
NEWS 21: CoJMC students join others from the top 11 journalism schools to report on critical national issues. Their work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times and MSNBC. Shown here are the CoJMC students who worked on the award-winning food safety project.
HEARST AWARDS: CoJMC placed fifth in this year’s competition, which 106 accredited journalism schools vie for what is known as the Pulitzer Prizes of collegiate journalism. CoJMC students placed in 11 categories, including first place in enterprise reporting and in multimedia.
NATIONAL STUDENT ADVERTISING COMPETITION: CoJMC is the reigning champion in the nation’s leading student advertising competition. Advertising/public relations students spent two semesters preparing to pitch their ideas for a national campaign. CoJMC has competed in nationals for four straight years.
DEVELOPING NEW MEDIA: Under the guidance of faculty members such as Students Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Waite, students learn to build Web projects, use data and design apps and websites. The college is also home to the Drone Journalism Lab and the Mobile Media Lab, where students can do cutting-edge research.
EDUCATION ABROAD: Recent CoJMC trips have taken students to Sri Lanka to explore mass media; to Kazakhstan to docment radiation effects on people who lived near a nuclear testing site;. to Japan to study visual culture; to Sochi, Russia, to create mobile news and advertising for a website.
PHOTOJOURNALISM PROGRAM: A $2 million endowment sends students twice a year to photograph international and domestic places of great human need and provides them with top-of-the-line Canon equipment and a new digital lab, where they can use the latest technology to produce their multimedia projects.
SPORTS MEDIA: As a Big Ten athletic powerhouse, Nebraska is the perfect lab for students interested in sports media, whether in radio, TV, newspapers, photojournalism, online or sports marketing. Students announce and cover games for the Big Ten Network, HuskerVision, KRNU Radio, the Daily Nebraskan, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and other outlets.
STUDENT AD AGENCY: At Jacht, students learn the ins and outs of running an advertising agency by handling the accounts of a variety of real-life clients and bringing fresh insights to communication problems. Students help develop promotional strategies, including those for social media, the Web and mobile.
NEBRASKA NEWS SERVICE: Student reporters cover the Nebraska Legislature and state government and write stories for more than 100 Nebraska news outlets. Students get an opportunity to learn first-hand what state government is all about – and get bylines for their work.
MOSAIC: Students meet people from all over the world and tell their compelling stories as part of a reporting project that uses mobile devices and a website. As a designated resettlement community, Lincoln has attracted a diverse refugee population – and Mosaic seeks to help them connect to civic life and services.
DEPTH REPORTS: CoJMC has a rich tradition of publishing award-winning reports on critical issues. Recent topics include immigration legislation in the state, issues affecting Native American women and the exodus of migrant workers in the Panhandle. This photo was shot by students in Bolivia, the subject of a news magazine and website.
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD FELLOWSHIP: Every semester four journalism students are chosen to work in the Lincoln bureau with veteran reporters and write stories for the state’s largest newspaper. To qualify, students enroll in a preparatory class taught by the newspaper’s employees – and the World-Herald refunds the tuition.