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New role for alum Mark Getzfred
May 15 2019 - 5:00pm

Mark Getzfred has been promoted to Senior Editor at the New York Times, moving to the News team to help drive and elevate the most important stories of the day. Getzfred is a 1979 journalism grad from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Amy Struthers
A message from Dean Struthers
Feb 13 2019 - 10:00am

This calendar year is an important milestone for both UNL and CoJMC: 150th and 125th anniversaries coinciding in a grand celebration!

The original charter establishing our land-grant university was signed on February 15, 1869. 

And just 25 years later, the first journalism class was taught, spring semester 1894. We have been an important part of the “people’s university” for 125 years. 

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CoJMC alumna honored with Native American 40 Under 40 award
Dec 11 2018 - 12:15pm

by Molly Chapple Roe

Alumna Rebekka Schlichting was recently named a 2018 “Native American 40 Under 40 Award” recipient by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Bunger and Grasz pose together
CoJMC alums find friendship, mentorship in New York City
Nov 28 2018 - 10:45am

by Molly Chapple Roe

CoJMC alumna Lynne Grasz has hosted many CoJMC students in her home. She has opened her New York City apartment to several CoJMC students who had internships in the city and needed a cozy place to stay for a few months.

CoJMC senior Paige Stanard smiles in front of the Opendorse logo on her first day as an intern at the office headquarters in Lincoln.
CoJMC alumnus began work as an entrepreneur in his dorm room
Nov 28 2018 - 10:45am

by Elizabeth Gould, senior advertising and public relations major from Atlanta, Georgia

From day one of his freshman year, Adi Kunalic and his roommate established a unique friendship that would later result in a successful business partnership.

  Novak at her desk while working on a project for Urban Walk About. (Photo courtesy of Sydney Novak)
Novak thriving at Swanson Russell
Nov 12 2018 - 10:15am

by Hank Neal, graduate student

 Sydney Novak, a 2018 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has just celebrated her one-year anniversary at Swanson Russell Associates, where she is a project manager.

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CoJMC alumna gains lifelong experiences teaching English in Macedonia
Nov 9 2018 - 2:15pm

by Molly Chapple Roe

CoJMC alumna Mecca Slaughter is working as a professor of English at the University of Tetovo in Macedonia. Slaughter is a May 2016 journalism graduate and a May 2018 master’s grad from the integrated media communications track.

70 years in, CoJMC alum continues reporting and teaching
Oct 31 2018 - 3:00pm

In times like these, when the news media is under fire by critics and cynics, it is important to remember that there are reporters who have dedicated their lives to providing well researched news that is engaging, honest and eye-opening.

Brandon Weeldreyer (left) poses with other Lawrence and Schiller interns during their annual Ad Camp in 2015. (Photo/Lawrence and Schiller)
CoJMC alumnus shares advice for upcoming graduates
Oct 30 2018 - 12:45pm

by Taylor Strasburg; Integrated Media Communications graduate major; Sioux Falls, SD

Taco John’s, the Green Bay Packers and Chevron are just a few of the brands former journalism major Brandon Weeldreyer has worked with since leaving the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2015. Now, he looks to share advice for the newest generation of students.  

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Nebraska’s sweetest kept secret finally gets told
Oct 30 2018 - 12:30pm

by Chris Flanery, College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate student

On a brisk autumn morning inside Bakers Candies in Greenwood, Nebraska, streams of milk chocolate ooze down long conveyer belts. Amidst the hums and clangs of the factory floor stands Brandee Weber, salivating to tell her fellow Nebraskans all about the rich chocolate industry this state has been keeping secret.