Journalism Major

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Journalism

Studying journalism means diving deeper into the stories that surround us, from a historic win by the Huskers to the injustices in Whiteclay, Nebraska, to a multimedia project across the globe. You'll learn how to share stories through images and words, leverage social media in reporting and produce multimedia content for the web. Take classes in:

 PHOTOJOURNALISM
DATA JOURNALISM
PUBLIC SERVICE
MULTIMEDIA
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Our students hit the ground running the minute they step into Andersen Hall. Your portfolio will build itself through each class, from an intro-level editing course to reporting government news.

  • Example 1
    Calla Kessler turned her classwork into award-winning work, taking home first place in this year's Hearst journalism awards photojournalism competition.
  • Example 2
    Mosaic reporter Anna Gronewold interviews Dau Nguyen, a Vietnamese immigrant who teaches English to people in the community at the Asian Community and Cultural Center.
  • Example 3
    Learn how drones are changing the media landscape with drone journalism and Pulitzer Prize–winning professor Matt Waite.
  • Example 5
    Journalism student Mara Klecker enters the global classroom in La Cienega, Ecuador, as a part of the Global Eyewitness program.
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Stay ahead of the trends with professor Sue Bullard, a seasoned editor who explores the role of social media in journalism's changing landscape.

See Sue's Credentials
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Meet Carson Vaughan, a freelance writer who embraces his journalistic roller coaster.

See how Carson got there
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Your major is more than what you get done in the classroom. At Nebraska, you will find plenty of ways to get your hands dirty with experiences through student clubs and organizations, learning communities and education abroad opportunities.

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Global Eyewitness

Travel globally to create a multimedia project.

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Depth Reports

Focus in on a story worth telling.

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Mosaic

Build your skills while helping the Lincoln refugee community.

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Student Advisory Board

Amplify the voices of your peers.

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National Competitions

Put your skills to the test on the national stage.

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CoJMC Ambassadors

Learn the ropes from experienced upperclassmen.

CoJMC Academic SUCCESS

Academic Advisors

From day one, you're paired with an advisor to help navigate your new college academic environment.

Career & internship Coach

Work with our career coach to strengthen your personal brand and learn about jobs and internships.

EQUIPMENT checkout

You have stories to tell, and we want to make sure you have access to the best equipment.