Thomas C. Sorensen was a former Nebraska journalist who left the state to pursue a career in government service. Sorensen was graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in journalism and political science. He was assistant night editor at the Lincoln State Journal and later served as news director and commentator on KLMS radio in Lincoln. Sorensen served with the United States Information Agency. Later he was an investment adviser, first with The Advest Group, Inc., and then with The Capital Group Companies, Inc. Sorensen came from a Nebraska family notable for its service in politics, education and business at the state, national and international levels.

Winners will receive cash awards.


Any story distributed through Nebraska's mass media, whether cablecast, telecast, printed in a newspaper, a magazine or online or broadcast over the radio, from January through December.

To Submit

Submit the article with a letter providing background information and reasons for assigning it. YOU MAY SUBMIT AS MANY AS THREE ENTRIES. Non-English entries must be accompanied by an English script or overview.


Send entries to:
Thomas C. Sorensen Award
c/o College of Journalism and Mass Communications
147 Andersen Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0443

For print entries:
Submit one copy of the story with your letter of entry.

For video and audio entries:
Submit a flash drive, DVD or URL for work published to YouTube, Vimeo or any other website with your letter of entry.


Entries must be received in March.

The winner will be notified in late March and will be invited to attend an event in his or her honor at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

For more information contact Interim Dean Jim O'Hanlon, 402-472-3041.