The College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won second place overall in the national 2017 Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Awards.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will compete for the national title in the National Student Advertising Competition for the sixth year in a row. The competition will be held at the American Advertising Federation national conference in Boca Raton, Fla., on May 29.
The Society of Professional Journalists recognized the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Mark of Excellence Awards during the Region 7 meeting in Overland Park, Kan., April 25. UNL finished first in four categories and was a finalist in six categories. First-place winners will move on to the national MOE competition.
The annual J Days celebration kicks off with Game Night on Wednesday, April 23, where students can participate in Game Night. Each student club will host a carnival-style game in Andersen Hall so that students can come together to have fun and relax. J Days is held each spring to honor and recognize the work and achievements of current students, alumni and industry leaders.
Sarah Jo Lambert of Lubbock, Texas, was inducted into the Innocents Society during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual Ivy Day ceremonies on April 19. The Innocents Society inducts 13 new members each spring, with selection based on leadership, scholarship and service to the university and greater community.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student Kaylee Everly of Fremont will participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championships held June 2-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Everly is one of five college multimedia finalists whose work was selected from 151 entries submitted.
Ashley Rutland is received a $1,000 Christian Lieding Scholarship for her overseas study in visual communication to Japan this past summer.
A College of Journalism and Mass Communications student and faculty member received two of the top Student Impact Awards at a banquet April 10 in the Nebraska Union. Ben Preston took home the top Student Leadership Award and Phyllis Larsen, professor of practice, took home the Outstanding Advisor Award.
Robby Korth, Jacy Marmaduke and Morgan Spiehs will participate this summer in a national investigative reporting project on state gun control efforts and gun rights issues as part of the Carnegie-Knight News21 national multimedia reporting initiative.
Sue Burzynski Bullard, an associate professor of journalism, went to India in March to teach a series of journalism workshops. She was part of a seven-person team assembled by the Poynter Institute to conduct the workshops for Indian editors and journalism educators.
Ryan Smith won a grand prize for a video PSA for his Nebraska Foodbank public service announcement for television. Ryan Swanigan won a grand prize in audio promo for his 30-second “Jazzy Vibes” radio promo. The National Broadcasting Society gave out the awards at the 51st Annual Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition in Burbank, Calif., on March 15.