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Ariana Joy Cobler, a CoJMC junior from Yokosuka, Japan, was recently named to the second New York Times Corps cohort. Cobler is one of 19 undergraduate students from across the country selected to participate in the talent-pipeline mentorship program.
A star-studded panel of CoJMC alums shared the stage to celebrate Nebraska journalism and raise money for Flatwater Free Press earlier this month. The panel, moderated by Flatwater Free Press Editor Matthew Hansen (‘03), featured CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny (‘96), New York Times Reporter Dionne Searcey (‘93) and CEO of the Online News Association LaSharah Bunting (‘00) who talked about their Nebraska roots and the future of journalism. Current CoJMC student Evelyn Mejia also took the stage to share her experience as a Rural Journalism Fellow with Flatwater.
You may be tired of hearing about Donald Trump’s criminal indictments but imagine how angry people would be if they could know nothing of the prosecutions. That the public knows so much of the evidence is in no small part because of a 1976 Supreme Court decision called Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart. The decision arose from a 1975 murder case.
CoJMCalumna Paula Lavigne was named one of three winners of the seventh annual Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting. Lavigne and Tom Junod won the 2023 Jenkins Medal for Best Sportswriting for their ESPN article "Untold." They'll be honored at the Jenkins Medal award ceremony in Austin on October 13.