Maria Marron, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was honored with the L.J. Hortin Distinguished Alumna Award by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, April 20.
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.
Brianna Foster is one of only 12 top students to earn a CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship. The workshop will be held at Capitol Broadcasting Company's WRAL-TV (ABC) in Raleigh, N.C., and the University of North Carolina March 12-16.
Bobby Cainan Calvan will cover underreported diversity issues in the state thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation. Calvan will focus media coverage on minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Nebraska beginning in March.
The UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association honored eight CoJMC faculty and staff at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 7. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony.
Faiz Siddiqui placed fifth in the Hearst sports writing competition for "Astronomical Odds," the story of a 16-year-old whose Major League Baseball dream went awry after three wild pitches. Siddiqui's reporting is one of many stories coming out of depth-reporting trip to the Dominican Republic during the holiday break.
The 22nd Winter Olympics is the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate’s fourth Olympic games in the broadcast booth. Kugler is doing play-by-play for Westwood One Radio for long track speed skating and is also co-hosting a two-hour nightly talk show about the games.
Throughout the spring semester, 11 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will be covering Nebraska’s growing refugee and immigrant communities, telling stories and giving voice to some of the state’s newest residents. Welcome to the new staff.
Feb. 8 — Senior advertising and public relations major Wyn Wiley of Lincoln took home the Nebraska ADDY® Awards top honor - Best of Show. Overall, students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications won 10 ADDY® Awards and a special judge’s citation.
The American Advertising Federation has selected University of Nebraska-Lincoln advertising and public relations student Jessica Robertson of Aledo, Texas, for its Most Promising Minority Student Program. Robertson travels to New York City to accept the award Feb. 11-14.
Haley Dover of Grayslake, Ill., and Danae Lenz of Billings, Mont., have joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ legislative news service this spring. More than 100 news organizations with a combined circulation greater than 200,000 throughout Nebraska receive regular news updates about state government and the legislature’s actions from a reporting service of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.