September 17 — Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism students were selected for the fall 2012 Omaha World-Herald Fellowship program. The fellows are Lorena Carmona, Maricia Guzman, Christine Scalora and Emily Walkenhorst.
Lorena Carmona of Sutherland is double majoring in news-editorial and broadcasting. She worked as a reporter for the Daily Nebraskan during the 2010-11 school semesters. She was also one of 19 UNL students who spent two weeks in India during the summer of 2011 as part of a journalism class taking videos and photos to document their stories while in India. She is a member of the Multicultural Students in Media and Photo Club.
Maricia Guzman of Scottsbluff is a junior journalism and broadcasting major. She has worked at the Daily Nebraskan as a features and news reporter and as a videographer for the Daily Nebraskan; participated in the Mexican American Student Association; and served as a mentor for the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy. She traveled to India in July 2011 for a college depth reporting class.
Christine Scalora of Lincoln is a senior news-editorial journalism major with concentrations in political science and history. She has been reporting for the Nebraska News Service; has interned this past summer at The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Ill., as a Dow Jones News Fund copy editor; and has previously worked for the Daily Nebraskan and for the Office of Undergraduate Studies at UNL. Scalora is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha honor society, the Honors Program at UNL and is on the Dean's Honor Roll. In the future, she would like to work as a government and politics reporter.
Emily Walkenhorst of Lincoln is a senior broadcasting major with minors in Spanish, English and international studies. She most recently has worked on the state desk as a reporting intern with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She has worked at The Daily Republic of Mitchell, S.D., and the Daily Nebraskan. She has lived and studied in South Dakota, Arkansas, Spain and India. Her journeys have taken her to American Indian reservations to report on a successful school and a struggling one; to the Taj Mahal and the run-down villages not far from it; and watched young Europeans unite and voice for their futures in a bad economy.
About The Omaha World-Herald Fellowship Program
The Omaha World-Herald Fellows are chosen through an application and interview process. In order to apply, students must be enrolled in or have completed the Omaha World-Herald "Real World" class. The class is the result of a partnership between the Omaha World-Herald and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and is offered 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. "Real World" students are eligible to apply for the Omaha-World Herald Fellowship and a summer internship with the newspaper. The Real World class began in fall 2008 and is offered every semester.