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10/21/2010
Journalism's 'Innovator in Residence' Oct. 12-14 is Oh Yeon-Oh.  Oh Yeon-ho, CEO and founder of the citizen journalism website OhmyNews, was the second Innovator in Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He visited Oct. 12 to 14. . . Listen to Oh Yeon-ho on Campus Voices

10/3/2011
Major food safety investigation — produced by students in Knight-funded program — published by The Washington Post and Msnbc.com A major national investigation into food safety in America, conducted by student journalists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and four other universities participating in the national Carnegie-Knight News21 program, is getting prominent play in The Washington Post and on Msnbc.com this week . . .

9/8/2011
Journalism professor to teach a semester in China Joseph Weber, an associate professor of journalism, will teach in Beijing, China, for four months beginning Sept. 8. Weber will teach graduate students in the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University's . . .

9/7/2011
UNL is first stop for national 'whistleblower' tour for ethics program Three high-profile whistleblowers and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter headline a panel and the first tour stop for "The American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability." The program taking place at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lied . . .

8/18/2011
UNL students study at the University of Oxford Christine Scalora, of Lincoln, was one of 68 UNL students who participated in the Nebraska at Oxford Program from July 17 to Aug. 13. Scalora is a sophomore and studying journalism . . .

7/1/2011
NEA honors UNL professor Joe Starita for his work to improve the quality of education for American IndiansJoseph M. Starita, a full professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be honored by the National Education Association (NEA) during its annual Human and Civil Rights Awards dinner . . .

6/14/2011
UNL CoJMC Finishes Fourth in NSAC Competition Advertising students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications placed fourth in the 2010 National Student Advertising Competition in Orlando, Fla., June 10-11. The NSAC is a prestigious program sponsored by the American Advertising Federation . . .

6/10/2011
UNL finishes second in national Hearst Journalism Awards competition Two UNL journalism students finished among the top three in two divisions of the 51st Hearst Journalism Awards competition in San Francisco June 6-9. Those wins helped lead the college to a second place finish overall . . .

5/13/2011
Two journalism students among 47 UNL students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Katrina Fischman of Gretna and Brady Jones of Harrisburg are among 47 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students who were initiated into membership in Phi Beta Kappa this month. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, recognizing and encouraging a commitment to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences . . .

5/11/2011
Daily Nebraskan editor Gibson selected for Fulbright to South Korea University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Jenna Gibson, 2010-11 editor-in-chief of the Daily Nebraskan, UNL's student newspaper, will travel to South Korea to work as an English teaching assistant on a Fulbright Scholarship. She also plans to write for . . .

5/4/2011
Students and Faculty Celebrate the Launch of the CoJMC Jacht Club More than 150 students, faculty and advertising professionals from the Lincoln community gathered Wednesday, May 4, in Lincoln's Haymarket to celebrate the official launch of Jacht Club . . .

5/2/2011
Nebraska Alumni Association Awards Presentation is May 5 The Nebraska Alumni Association will recognize 23 accomplished University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni, eight students, a retired faculty member and an exceptional family at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, an all-university celebration, May 5 at the . . .

4/29/2011
Six CoJMC Students Receive Scholarship Awards from Omaha Press Club Foundation Omaha Press Club Foundation named five undergraduates and one graduate student from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to share $10,500 in scholarships. The awards . . .

4/28/2011
Samantha Rendon wins Rosenshine internship with BBDO Samantha Rendon, a senior advertising and public relations major in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been awarded the Allen Rosenshine Minority Educational and Training Fund internship. BBDO . . .

4/26/2011
Journalism's John Bender wins Lake Academic Freedom Award John Bender, news-editorial professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been awarded the James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award by the UNL Faculty Senate. He will receive the award at 3:30 p.m. Apr . . .

4/25/2011
Andrea Vasquez Accepted into New York Times Student Journalism Institute A College of Journalism and Mass Communications student, Andrea Vasquez, has been accepted into The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Offered twice a year, The New York Times Company . . .

4/21/2011
The CoJMC Receives Two of Five Spirit of Service Awards A College of Journalism and Mass Communications student organization and faculty member received two of the five Spirit of Service Awards at a formal banquet April 21 . . .

4/15/2011
6 UNL journalism students win Omaha Press Club Foundation awards The Omaha Press Club Foundation named five undergraduates and one graduate student from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to share $10,500 in scholarships. The awards, ranging from $1,000 to $2,5 . . .

4/13/2011
Immigration issues discussed at Journalism College April 18 Nebraska has always been a land of immigrants, but immigration issues have been at the center of public debate in 2011. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will host a community conversation about immigra . . .

4/10/2011
McCoy wins BEA Best of Competition Award Barney McCoy, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is receiving a Best of Competition award from the Broadcast Education Association in the radio . . .

4/10/2011
CoJMC Professor Receives CoJMC Distinguished Teaching Award Amy Struthers, associate professor of advertising and public relations, received the 2011 College Distinguished Teaching Award during the University of Nebraska—Lincoln honors convocation . . .

4/10/2011
CoJMC Senior Honored as a Chancellor's Scholar at All-University Honors Convocation Jessica R. Simpson, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior was honored in conjunction with UNL's All-University Honors Convocation April 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Students are recognized . . .

4/7/2011
CoJMC to train Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing interns Dr. Charlyne Berens, associate dean and professor, will lead the Dow Jones copy editing residency at the University of Nebraska May 16-24, 2011. The nine interns, who will be trained at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, are among 81 undergraduate and graduate students to have been selected for the 2011 summer DJNF internship program. More than 600 applied . . .

4/6/2011
Knight Foundation adviser to speak at J Days Honor Convocation April 7 Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation, will deliver the Seline Memorial Lecture April 7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications' annual honors convocation. The Seline family . . .

4/6/2011
Journalism to honor alumni, leaders during J Days awards lunch April 8 Seven people will be recognized during the annual J Days awards lunch April 8 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The college will present the Awards of Excellence to six alumni and partner with the Ne . . .

4/5/2011
Kelly to receive Sorensen Award for Distinguished Nebraska Journalism William Kelly, a Lincoln senior news producer, will be honored with the Thomas C. Sorensen Award for Distinguished Nebraska Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications on April 8. Kelly oversees . . .

4/1/2011
UNL advertising/PR student awarded Vance L. Stickell Student Internship A University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior, Cori Schwabe, has been selected for the Vance L. Stickell Student Internship Program through the American Advertising Federation. Schwabe is one of 15 students to have been selected from across the United Stat . . .

4/1/2011
UNL journalism college's state news service receives funding The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received a $130,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to support the Nebraska News Service, a public affairs news service launched by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications . . .

3/31/2011
New Innocents Society, Mortar Board members to be inducted Students, faculty members and alumni will be honored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at its annual Ivy Day ceremonies April 2. The event, co-sponsored by Mortar Board and the Innocents Society, recognizes the outstanding contribution of students . . .

3/19/2011
Alternative Spring Break Trip Provides Service-Learning Experience When most UNL students were simply relaxing and having fun during their spring break, more than 40 students chose an alternative: to spend their time helping others through one of four trips offered by the UNL Service-Learning. CoJMC faculty member Phyllis Larsen was a trip leader . . .

2/23/2011
Students Deliver Presentation at Nebraska Governor's Mansion Students in an advertising and public relations class on social justice at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln participated in a breakfast meeting on human trafficking at the governor's mansion . . .

2/11/2011
Fall semester Deans' List/Honor Roll named Fall semester Deans' List/Honor Roll named at UNL Following is a list of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students named to the Deans' List/Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2010-11 academic year. Qualification for the Deans' List varies among . . .

1/26/2011
Ad Federation honors December UNL grad Sahiouni The American Advertising Federation has named recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Mai Mijoe Sahiouni of Ann Arbor, Mich., one of 50 finalists for its Most Promising Minority Student awards. Sahiouni, who graduated in December, majored in a . . .

1/25/2011
Steve Forbes to meet with UNL students Feb. 1 Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes Inc., editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and a two-time presidential candidate, will meet with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students at 9 a.m. Feb. 1 at the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets. The College . . .

1/24/2011
Dow Jones News Fund Awards $470,000 in 2011 Grants The board of directors of the Dow Jones News Fund approved $470,000 in grants and operating expenses for 2011 programs to provide internships for college students and multimedia training for professors. High school students and journalism teachers will also benefit from the funding . . .

1/20/2011
UNL journalism college launches state government news service More than 60 newspapers, television and radio stations throughout Nebraska will receive regular news updates about state government and the legislature's actions from a new reporting service of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the . . .

12/22/2010
Carson Vaughan one of 14 students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Fourteen University of Nebraska-Lincoln students were initiated into membership in Phi Beta Kappa this month. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, recognizing and encouraging a commitment to excellence in the liberal arts . . .

12/14/2010
Junior advertising major Irina Sulejmanovic awarded Gilman Scholarship Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have earned the prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad. The four winners are Sarah Anthony and Irina Sulejmanovic of Lincoln, Hans Christensen of Johnson and Michaela Wolf of Omaha . . .

12/3/2010
4 journalism students named News21 fellows Four students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications have been selected to participate in a 10-week national reporting project this summer as part of the News21 fellowship sponsored by the Carnegie Corp., of New York and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation . . .

11/29/2010
Entrepreneur Jim Brady visits the CoJMC Brady has more than 15 years of experience working with renowned online news outlets including America Online, the washingtonpost.com and TBD.com. . . .

11/29/2010
Bruce Thorson will present "Roy Stryker: FDR's Economist as a Photographic Visionary of the Great Depression" From 1935 to 1943 under the Farm Security Administration (FSA), Stryker directed some of the nation's most gifted photographers who documented the plight of Americans. . . .

11/29/2010
UNL alumni 'Masters' meet with students at the J school Nov. 10-12 Ten outstanding alumni will return to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nov. 10-12 to share their experiences and knowledge with students as part of the annual Alumni Masters Week. . . .

11/24/2010
Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism students were selected as the fall 2010 Omaha World-Herald Fellows Alia Conley, junior; Emily Nohr, junior; Marcus Scheer, senior; and Andrea Vasquez, senior, will be reporting and writing articles for the newspaper this semester . . .

11/16/2010
ABC News on Campus offers senior CoJMC students multimedia and newsgathering experience The ABC News on Campus Bureau is located in Andersen Hall's state-of-the-art studio . . .

11/12/2010
UNL welcomes back to campus alumnus Aaron Eske ('06) for Truman Day workshops UNL will hold a day of workshops Nov. 8 devoted to helping students compete for nationally competitive scholarships . . .

11/10/2010
Tob Bloomberg News Executive visits the CoJMC Tom Contiliano, a top executive with Bloomberg News, will visit the J school on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Bloomberg is a global outfit with more than 2,000 reporters in 146 bureaus around the world . . .

11/8/2010
Human rights activist, journalism alumna, visits J school Jane Olson, international human rights activist, visits the College of Journalism and meet with Nebraska students who are against modern-day slavery . . .

11/3/2010
IABC-Lincoln honors UNL Associate Professor with Leader in Communication Award Ruth Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications has impacted many minds throughout her career in the communications field . . .

10/21/2010
UNL Students Selected for Collegiate Business Journalism Conference Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students were accepted into the Collegiate Business Journalism Conference Oct. 21-23 in New York City. . .

10/21/2010
Journalism's 'Innovator in Residence' Oct. 12-14 is Oh Yeon-Oh Oct. 8, 2010 – Oh Yeon-ho, CEO and founder of the citizen journalism website OhmyNews, was the second Innovator in Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He visited Oct. 12 to 14. . .

9/22/2010
Speakers Bureau expands to 21 lectures in 16th year The UNL Speakers Bureau enters its 16th year with 21 speakers and several topics from which to choose. Speakers Bureau is a free service that connects faculty and other UNL experts with Nebraska citizens. . .

9/14/2010
First Ethics brownbag lunch session features Bender on journalism and confidentialityThe Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics hosts its first Brownbag Lunch Series in Ethics Across the Disciplines. John Bender, professor of journalism, will address Confidentiality in Journalism and Law 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Nebraska Union. . .

9/14/2010
Starita's book 'I Am A Man' selected for 'One Book' The winning title for the 2010 One Book-One Lincoln, as voted on by area readers, is Joe Starita's "I Am a Man," a historical narrative about Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Indian tribe, and his historic journey to achieve justice for his people in the late 1800s. . .

9/9/2010
Bullard, James win national journalism educators group awards University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors Sue Burzynski Bullard and Stacy James earned first place awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. James received the Outstanding Service Award from the Advertising Div . . .

08/12/2010
Two Students Win Swanson Russell's Marketing Communications Scholarship Swanson Russell has selected Brianne Hake and Halsey Lutt as the 2010 recipients of the Gus Swanson Memorial Communications Scholarship. …

07/28/2010
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to teach new digital information class Matt Waite, a 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Politifact.com, will teach this fall in the CoJMC. Waite will teach a new course, "Developing New Media," designed to teach students to develop new digital information products...

07/21/2010
Journalism students put media skills to work on Special Olympics A multimedia website, a nightly television broadcast and two new courses have been created by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications for students to cover and promote the Special Olympics 2010 USA National Games in Lincoln. ...

07/6/2010
NET features UNL student's documentary July 6Armed with compassion and a video camera, 17-year-old high school student Natalia Ledford produced, directed, wrote, shot and edited a documentary about five Sudanese teenagers who came to the United States to escape a devastating civil war that killed their family members and destroyed their homes....

06/30/2010
Sochi Reporter founder is journalism college's 1st 'Innovator in Residence' The first "Innovator in Residence" at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is Alexander Zolotarev, founder and CEO of SochiReporter.ru, a website designed to give voice to the citizens of Sochi, Russia...

06/14/2010
University of Nebraska places fourth in NSAC Competition Advertising students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications placed fourth in the 2010 National Student Advertising Competition in Orlando, Fla., June 10-11...

06/17/2010
UNL depth-reporting students studying in Bolivia With the goal of training a new generation of journalists capable of reshaping the news industry, 10 students and two faculty members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications head to Bolivia...

06/16/2010
UNL's Brandi Kruse wins Hearst national broadcast news championship University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student Brandi Kruse placed first in the Hearst Broadcast News National Championships in New York City June 8-12. Kruse, a senior from Glyndon, Minn., majors in broadcast journalism...

06/15/2010
UNL receives New Voices grant for community news project The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications will create a news site about refugee communities in Lincoln as part of a grant it received to launch a community news project...

06/15/2010
Three students selected for UNL ABC News on Campus summer bureau Carson Stokebrand, Morgan Demmel and Wade Hilligoss have been selected to staff the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ABC News on Campus summer bureau....

06/7/2010
UNL's Bullard elected to American Copy Editors Society executive board Sue Burzynski Bullard, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been elected to the executive committee of the American Copy Editors Society for a two-year term...

06/4/2010
Global Gateway scholars return from China Thirty UNL students and six faculty returned May 27 from a 12-day trip to China, with stops in Shanghai and neighboring textile and apparel production centers in Suzhou and Wuxi...

05/25/2010
UNL advertising students win NSAC district competition 2nd year in row Advertising students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications took home first place in the District 9 American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition April 30 in St. Louis. This ...

05/21/2010
Dow Jones News Fund places 84 journalism interns -- up 8% from last year The Dow Jones News Fund will send 84 college undergraduate and graduate students to work as sports and news copy editors, multimedia editors and business reporters at news organizations nationwide this summer...

05/20/2010
UNL students selected for News21 Carnegie-Knight fellowships Three students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will participate in a 10-week national reporting project this summer as part of the prestigious News21 fellowship sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation...

05/19/2010
Broadcast journalism student to compete in Hearst national championship University of Nebraska-Lincoln broadcast journalism student Brandi Kruse of Glyndon, Minn., will compete in the 50th annual National Broadcast News Championships of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Kruse is one of five finalists from around the...

05/14/2010
2010 UNL student government elections bring new leadership University of Nebraska-Lincoln students elected a new slate of officers and representatives this spring for the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, the student government body. The students will represent their colleges or provide ...

05/13/2010
UNL photojournalism students to Kazakhstan Photojournalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications are in a semester-long project that will take them to Kazakhstan this month. Thanks to an endowed gift from three of the nation's leading ph...

05/11/2010
Freedom Forum Names 26 Chips Quinn Scholars For Summer 2010 Internship Program Twenty-six students and young journalists from diverse backgrounds have been named Chips Quinn Scholars for summer 2010 by the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute and participating news organizations...

05/5/2010
UNL Fulbright count up to 6; journalism students to Slovakia, Brazil Two more University of Nebraska-Lincoln students have been named prestigious Fulbright scholars -- among as many as eight at UNL this spring. Karalynn Brown of Omaha, a news-editorial and English major who will graduate in August, and Jesse Starita ...

04/26/2010
American Advertising Federation Omaha Awards Scholarships for 2010-2011 School Year American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), formerly the Omaha Federation of Advertising, announced winners of the 2010 AAF Omaha Scholarships today...

04/21/2010
Nebraska Alumni Association awards presentation is May 7 The Nebraska Alumni Association will recognize nine accomplished University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni, four students and an exceptional family at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, An All-University Celebration, May 7 at the Nebraska Champions Club. ...

04/16/2010
New Innocents Society, Mortar Board members inducted Students, faculty members and alumni were honored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at its annual Ivy Day ceremonies April 11. The event, co-sponsored by Mortar Board and the Innocents Society, recognized the outstanding contribution of students...

03/30/2010
Journalism college to honor alumni, leaders during J Days April 8-9 Nine individuals will be honored during J Day activities April 8-9 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The college will present seven awards and will join the Nebraska Broadcasters Association to prese...

03/15/2010
UNL journalism student wins trip to report with Nicholas Kristof in Africa Mitch Smith, a 19-year-old from Overland Park, Kan., has been selected to go on a reporting trip to Africa this summer with New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof. Smith is a freshman studying journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A...

03/10/2010
The American Copy Editors Society has selected five winners of its 2009 scholarships: Shannon Epps, Hampton University; Emily Ingram, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Robin Kawakami, City University, London; William Powell, University of Missouri-Columbia; and Caitlin Saniga, Kent State University...

02/22/2010
UNL names Knight Foundation's Kebbel as dean of journalism college Gary Kebbel, journalism program director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has accepted appointment as the dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The appointment, pending approval by th...

02/5/2010
UNL advertising students sweep Ad Federation Lincoln scholarship awards Three University of Nebraska-Lincoln advertising students received $1,000 American Advertising Federation of Lincoln scholarships for 2009. Senior Andrew Ciaccio of Omaha received the Warren Joyce Ayres Scholarship, junior Sara Leimbach of LaVista r...

02/5/2010
UNL advertising students in AAF Most Promising Minority Student Program The American Advertising Federation has selected University of Nebraska-Lincoln advertising students Elise Hernandez of Grand Island and Joan Wortman of Lincoln for its Most Promising Minority Student Program. Hernandez was selected for the 2010 clas...

01/25/2010
UNL College of Journalism offers 'One Day University' workshops To help harried professionals refresh workplace skills, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering a series of educational seminars on communication challenges. The "One Day University: Seminars for Busy People" will be taught eac...

01/15/2010
Broadcast students place in Hearst national competition The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded Hearst Journalism Awards in the radio category to two University of Nebraska-Lincoln broadcast journalism seniors. Brandi Kruse of Glyndon, Minn., earned sixth place and Kelli Sajevic of Liberty, Mo....

01/10/2010
Freedom Forum Names 12 Chips Quinn Scholars For Spring 2010 Internship Program Twelve journalists from diverse backgrounds have been named Chips Quinn Scholars for spring 2010 by the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute and participating news organizations...

01/8/2010
UNL public relations student group wins top honors The University of Nebraska-Lincoln chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America won top honors with an Award of Excellence at the Nebraska Public Relations Society of America Paper Anvil Awards last month. The awards are awarded annual...

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