Students chosen for News21 have a chance to be on the cutting edge of journalistic storytelling.
Each summer, CoJMC fellows join students from 11 other institutions for a 10-week national reporting project at Arizona State University. The News21 fellows produce in-depth news coverage on critical issues facing the nation and then experiment with innovative digital methods to distribute the news on multiple platforms. Their work shows up in places like the New York Times and CNN as well as many other broadcasts, publications and websites.
As part of the fellowship, News21 students are paid $7,500 for the 10-week summer program, and their travel costs also are covered.Learn More About News21
Omaha World-Herald Fellowship
Students who want to be Omaha World-Herald fellows must be enrolled in or have completed the Omaha World-Herald "Real World" class, open to juniors and seniors. During the 15-week class, students learn from a different World-Herald staff member each week on topics such as editing, interviewing and covering all aspects of the news. The Real World class began in fall 2008 and is offered every semester.
Then, up to four of the students in the "Real World" class are chosen through an application and interview process to be Omaha World-Herald fellows in the following semester, writing for the paper and its website, earning a salary and college credit.
Dow Jones News Fund
The Dow Jones News Fund works with news publications to provide paid summer internships in business reporting as well as news, multimedia and sports copy editing for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Students who apply and are chosen for the program attend a Center for Editing Excellence prior to the internship. They work a minimum of 10 weeks, and those returning to college receive $1,000 scholarships.
UNL sponsors the Center for Editing Excellence that is designed to prepare sports copy editors for their summer internships, but UNL students frequently are chosen for internships in any of the DJNF programs.