by Alli Inglebright
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) won third place in the 2017 Bateman Case Study Competition in Chicago. The team received $1,500 and a plaque. This is the third year the CoJMC has had a Bateman team.
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.
The Omaha World-Herald chose four undergraduates from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications to work as fellows at the newspaper this spring. The students are Tammy Bain, Shelby Fleig, Emily Nichter and Faiz Siddiqui.
Maria Marron, chair of the Department of Journalism at Central Michigan University, has been selected as the new dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Marron will begin her transition into the dean role in June and be in Lincoln full time starting on July 1.