New sports residence program connects professionals with CoJMC students
Nov 5 2019 - 4:15pm

by Molly Roe

The University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) is piloting a new initiative, the Roper Sports Reporter in Residence, to enhance the college’s growing sports program this fall. Professionals in the sports reporting field will visit CoJMC students weekly to answer questions and have meaningful discussions about issues in the field. 


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CoJMC alum part of an Emmy award-winning team
Nov 5 2019 - 4:15pm

by Molly Roe

Michael B. Justice, a 1996 broadcasting and news-editorial graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was recently part of a six-person team with NASA and SpaceX that won a National Emmy Award for the show “NASA and SpaceX: The Interactive Demo-1 Launch.”


Amy Struthers
Happy fall, CoJMC alumni and friends!
Nov 4 2019 - 3:15pm

 Fall has arrived in Nebraska, bringing with it bright red sumac by the roadsides, farmers working long days to get in the harvest, and even October snow flurries. Our Homecoming Alumni Reunion on Oct. 4 was a wonderful time to reconnect with many of you. If you were unable to attend but would like one of our special tee shirts, please reach out via my email below.


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CoJMC alum and investigative reporter visits college for Nebraska High School Press Association convention
Oct 28 2019 - 1:30pm

by Molly Roe

UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Lise Olsen, a 1988 news-editorial grad, visited Nebraska this month to speak with students and serve as the keynote speaker at the Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA) convention.


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CoJMC welcomes alumna to Nebraska for homecoming
Oct 2 2019 - 5:45pm

by Molly Roe

 The College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) welcomes home Angel Jennings, a 2008 journalism graduate originally from the Washington, D.C., area.


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CoJMC alumna named president of the Society of Professional Journalists
Sep 25 2019 - 3:45pm

by Molly Roe

Patricia Gallagher Newberry, a 1983 journalism graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, became the 103rd president of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) during the President’s Installation Banquet at the 2019 Excellence in Journalism conference in San Antonio.


Eric Gerrard: Alumni Spotlight
Eric Gerrard: Alumni Spotlight
Sep 5 2019 - 12:30pm
CoJMC Alumni, Eric Gerrard was an advertising and public relations major during his time at the J school. One of his favorite experiences was the summer he had an internship in Hawaii (that professor Nancy Mitchell helped him get!). Today Eric works with a lobbying firm in Lincoln called American Communications Group. He also has his own small law firm called Eric Gerrard LLC.
 
Eric can confirm that Mass Media Law (JOMC 486) is an extremely valuable course and one of the most relevant in the world of advertising. “Lobbying and advocating seems like a perfect mix of my advertising and legal background, so I feel very fortunate.”

Amy Struthers
Happy New (Academic) Year, CoJMC Alums and Friends!
Aug 27 2019 - 3:15pm

I am writing on this first day of the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year, Monday, Aug. 26, and excitement is in the air in Andersen Hall. Our 203 new students will help us continue our celebration of 125 years of journalism education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a legacy that includes you all. 


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Alex Leavenworth: Alumni Spotlight
Aug 22 2019 - 11:15am

A month ago CoJMC Alumni Alexandria Leavenworth fulfilled a lifelong dream and sang on stage with Carrie Underwood. When she was little she wanted to be a superstar and lucky Alex got a taste of stardom when she sang in front of 15,000 people with her idol!

Alex is also winning in the career department. She completed the Integrated Media Communications Program at CoJMC and received her M.A. She knows this degree helped her get a promotion at KSBW TV Action News 8 in Central California. As the youngest Promotion Manager at KSBW her peers have a lot more experience in the industry, but Alex isn’t afraid to pitch a crazy idea. Her secret weapon? It's simple, back up your ideas with stats, have knowledge on the subject and reasons why it’ll work.

Alex’s advice for anyone in the journalism industry is to keep going! "When you’re stressed, overworked and exhausted don’t give up, be determined. You might have to work holidays, weekends, nights, and sometimes even overnight, but your hard work will pay off—just be patient and stay the course."


Elizabeth Rembert: Alumni Spotlight
Elizabeth Rembert: Alumni Spotlight
Aug 15 2019 - 11:15pm
Elizabeth is a #CoJMC alumni with an inspiring drive. As a little girl she started a newspaper that covered the news on her family farm in Bow Valley, NE. It was called “The Farm Fresh News” and featured newborn kittens and where cows could be found on that particular day.
Today she uses her journalism degree at her internship with Bloomberg where she covers banks with the finance team. Elizabeth knows her idea of news and how she can contribute to it has been reshaped while at Bloomberg. She’s also learned that she is really interested in business journalism and is thankful her J school professor Joe Weber encouraged her to apply for this internship.
 
Elizabeth’s advice for #CoJMC who want to be in the newsroom? “Embrace the opportunity to learn journalism without a 10-minute deadline while you're at CoJMC. And don’t limit yourself, you’ll be much more valuable to a newsroom if you’re willing to enthusiastically take anything they throw at you.”

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