Linda R. Beermann

Obituary: Linda R. Beermann

Nov 28 2022 - 3:45pm

Linda R. Beermann of Lincoln, a pathbreaking television weather reporter and newscaster and community volunteer, died at home of natural causes on Nov. 25, 2022, after enjoying a Thanksgiving holiday with friends, family, a new kitten and FaceTiming with grandchildren. She was 76 years old.

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By the Numbers: Kudos

Nov 27 2022 - 9:15am

Aim 7 of our strategic plan is to establish a culture of life-long learning and professional development. One of our strategies to achieve this aim is to establish recognition and awards programs for outstanding faculty, staff and students. 

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Shari Veil in the Agency

Dean's Update: November 2022

Nov 22 2022 - 9:30am

We have so much to be thankful for in the CoJMC! Our Bateman Case Competition students received their first-place trophy at the International Public Relations Student Society of America Conference, Seaton Professor Valerie Jones won the university-wide research slam, we hosted the Flatwater Free Press Forum: Nebraska’s Prisons at a Crossroads, cut the ribbon on the Don and Lorena Meier Studio and launched the Only in Nebraska Campaign. And that was just last week!

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Studio Ribbon Cutting

Don and Lorena Meier Studio ribbon-cutting celebrates 'Wild Kingdom' legacy and the future of media

Nov 21 2022 - 1:00pm

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration for the Don and Lorena Meier Studio on Nov. 17 in Andersen Hall.

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Flatwater Free Press hosts forum on Nebraska's Corrections Department

Nov 21 2022 - 12:45pm

The Flatwater Free Press and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications sponsored “Nebraska’s Prisons at a Crossroads”, a forum that discussed Nebraska’s Corrections Department on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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Rabble Media Club students and Alan Eno

Rabble Media Club gives high school students college-level experiences

Nov 21 2022 - 8:45am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has partnered with Bay High and the Cooper Foundation to host an after school program. Rabble Media Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday and had its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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Michael Stricklin

Friends mourn the loss of Mike Stricklin, encourage others to contribute to the scholarship in his name

Nov 21 2022 - 8:00am

A group of College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumni wrote a letter to fellow alumni grieving the loss of professor and friend, Mike Stricklin, who passed away this September. The letter encouraged others to continue Stricklin’s legacy and give to the Michael Stricklin Scholarship Fund.

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By the Numbers: Course Equity Gap

Nov 20 2022 - 9:45am

A course’s DFW rate is the percent of students who drop, fail or withdraw from a course. The higher the DFW rate, the more students who are failing to successfully complete the course. One way to measure the success of our efforts to improve outcomes for underrepresented and first-generation students is to compare the DFW rate for these student populations to the DFW rate for represented and non-first-generation students. The difference between these two measures is the course equity gap.  

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University of Nebraska launches Only in Nebraska campaign to address future needs of the state

Nov 18 2022 - 4:00pm

On Nov. 18, 2022, University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter, joined by the chancellors of the four University of Nebraska campuses, announced the public launch of Only in Nebraska: A Campaign for Our University’s Future. The campaign is a historic effort to encourage at least 150,000 benefactors to give $3 billion to support University of Nebraska students, faculty, academic programs and research to address the needs of the state.

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Bettger named Center for Entrepreneurship fellow

Nov 16 2022 - 3:00pm

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named 43 professionals as the inaugural class of Entrepreneurship Fellows—one of which is Rick Bettger, a CoJMC alum who graduated in 1985 with news editorial degree.

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Designing Effective Health Messaging with Ciera Kirkpatrick

Nov 16 2022 - 1:00pm

As the pandemic settled in, Ciera Kirkpatrick was a new mom working on her doctorate, a double challenge added to the already tall order of first-time motherhood. Kirkpatrick reflected her experience in her dissertation, studying how social media depictions of motherhood can affect how women perceive their own experience. It informs her broader interest in how media messages influence people’s health-related decisions.

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Valerie Jones at the research slam

Jones wins the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam

Nov 16 2022 - 11:15am

Valerie Jones, Seaton Distinguished Professor of advertising and public relations, was voted the winner by attendees, earning a $1,000 prize to go toward her research at the fifth annual Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam.

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Scholarship Spotlight: Matousek

Nov 15 2022 - 12:00pm

Mark Matousek is a ‘77 College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate. He and his wife Chris established two funds with the Nebraska Foundation that support experiential learning— the Matousek Family Scholarship Fund and the Matousek Family Student Experience Fund.

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Diane Choi and Emerson McClure

Choi and McClure win the 2022 Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity Challenge

Nov 14 2022 - 4:30pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Diane Choi and senior advertising and public relations and journalism double major Emerson McClure won the 2022 Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity in Nebraska Challenge on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.

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Ashley Beckman

Behind-the-Scenes with fan experience intern Ashley Beckman

Nov 14 2022 - 2:45pm

Meet Ashley Beckman! As a senior sports media and communication major from Lincoln, Nebraska, she grew up in a family of Husker fans. Now she’s come full circle, working as a marketing and fan experience intern in Nebraska Athletics.

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Journalism students attend SPJ MediaFest conference

Nov 14 2022 - 1:15pm

Thanks to a generous donation from the Deepe family, the UNL chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists was able to take 18 members to MediaFest in D.C. MediaFest was hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, but also invited members from the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association.

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Regan Vaccaro smiles for a photo on the Hibner Stadium field.

Vaccaro immerses herself in the world of sports media

Nov 14 2022 - 9:15am

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of only a handful of universities in the country with a sports media and communication major. Regan Vaccaro — a sports media and communication and advertising/public relations double major from Overland Park, Kansas — has taken advantage of all it has to offer. We talked with her about getting hands-on experience, what motivates her and the people at Nebraska who have supported her.

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John Shrader gestures as he talks about describing great defense in a basketball game during his BRDC 375 - Sports Broadcasting course in the UNLimited Sports multimedia classroom in Andersen Hall.

Shrader helps power success in Nebraska’s sports media program

Nov 14 2022 - 9:15am

Nebraska alumnus John Shrader is bringing 45 years of experience working in the highest levels of sports media into classrooms at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Peyton Thomas and Jenna Reynolds

Journalism students monitor social media insights on election night

Nov 11 2022 - 10:30am

Journalism students partnered with a new social media research program to enhance their election coverage on Nov. 8. Based in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Public Insight Lab conducts social media research with collaborators across campuses and the community to identify significant insights that inform action.

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Jessica Walsh

Walsh named Center for Transformative Teaching Ambassador

Nov 10 2022 - 2:15pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications assistant professor Jessica Walsh has been named a Center for Transformative Teaching (CTT) Ambassador. Walsh completed the ambassador level of the Reflective Practitioner Program.

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College of Journalism and Mass Communications to host ribbon cutting for the Don and Lorena Meier Studio

Nov 10 2022 - 2:00pm

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will host a ribbon-cutting celebration for the Don and Lorena Meier Studio at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 on the second floor of Andersen Hall.

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Flatwater Free Press to host forum on Nebraska's Corrections Department

Nov 10 2022 - 1:00pm

The Flatwater Free Press and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications are sponsoring “Nebraska’s Prisons at a Crossroads”, a forum to discuss Nebraska’s Corrections Department on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Swanson Auditorium of the Nebraska Union.

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80 plus students to offer extensive election coverage on Nov. 8

Nov 8 2022 - 2:45pm

Students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will offer extensive coverage of Tuesday’s election, with reporters focused in Andersen Hall and across Lincoln, Norfolk and Omaha.

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Huskers on the Move: November 2022

Nov 8 2022 - 11:00am

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include recent graduates starting new jobs, alumni honored with prestigious national awards and awards in higher education.

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Anderson, Veil, Bender

Bender and Anderson inducted into the 2022 Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov 7 2022 - 9:45am

The Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony was held Saturday, October 22, at The Graduate Hotel, in Lincoln, NE. This award honors those distinguished persons who have made significant contributions to journalism in their communities, the state, or the nation. A selection committee of NPA and journalism college representatives select the inductees.

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By the Numbers: Priority Registration

Nov 6 2022 - 8:30am

Priority registration is an important event in our efforts to retain students in the college. This 2 ½ week period is when all our continuing students (those not graduating) are assigned a time to register for classes in the upcoming term. For spring 2023, priority registration started on Oct. 24 and continues through this Tuesday, Nov. 8. During this timeframe, we want to get every student registered for their spring courses. 

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Peyton Thomas

Thomas selected as October Student of the Month

Nov 6 2022 - 4:30am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications Student Advisory Board voted to select Peyton Thomas as the October 2022 Student of the Month. Thomas is a senior broadcasting, journalism and sports media and communication triple major from Gilbert, Arizona. 

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Former Chair of Human Rights Watch to discuss her book, "World Citizen: Journeys of a Humanitarian" on Nov. 29

Nov 4 2022 - 3:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs will co-sponsor a book talk with international human rights activist Jane Olson.

Olson will discuss her new book, “World Citizen: Journeys of a Humanitarian,” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, at the International Quilt Museum. Refreshments will follow the discussion. To register to attend please visit https://go.unl.edu/worldcitizen

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Daily Nebraskan Hall of Fame

Six Daily Nebraskan alumni and staff inducted into its Hall of Fame

Oct 31 2022 - 9:45am

Six Daily Nebraskan alumni and its 1971-72 staffs were inducted into its Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Oct. 22. Beverly Deepe Keever, David Luebke, Matt Waite, Kent Warneke and Jeff Zeleny were Distinguished Alumni award winners. Not only did they make a difference to the Daily Nebraskan and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln but they had or have distinguished careers. 

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Nebraska Nightly broadcasts first live newscast of the semester

Oct 25 2022 - 4:00pm

Nebraska Nightly, the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications live newscast, aired its first episode of the fall 2022 semester on Oct. 11, 2022. Nebraska Nightly is one of the programs in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Experience Lab.

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Alyssa Schukar

UNL welcomes 700 Nebraska high school journalists to campus for convention

Oct 25 2022 - 3:45pm

More than 755 students and teachers from 48 Nebraska high schools made their way to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on Oct. 17 to learn journalism and media skills from professional journalists, college educators and high school advisers.

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By the Numbers: The Budget Continued

Oct 16 2022 - 6:30pm

The term “budget” can often be confusing as it can mean different things in different contexts. Normally, when using the term “budget” we mean the current plan for the allocation of ALL resources available to the college in the current fiscal year. More precisely this definition corresponds to the “current budget.” 

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Jacht & Nebraska Based Agencies Create Community Partnership Focused on Professional Development

Oct 14 2022 - 3:45pm

Jacht Ad Agency, the student-run advertising agency at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be partnering with Artillery Media Co., redthread, and Swanson Russell to provide professional development opportunities through micro- internships and mentorship programs.

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Wayne Charles Kreuscher

Obituary: Wayne Charles Kreuscher

Oct 14 2022 - 11:30am

University of Nebraska alumnus Wayne Charles Kreuscher died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in his Mahopac, N.Y., home. A graduate of both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Journalism and the University of Nebraska School of Law, he was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Lincoln where he lived until he graduated from law school in 1974. His early focus was on journalism editing the Lincoln Southeast High School Clarion and working at the Lincoln Star even before entering university. A 1968 magna cum laude graduate of what was then the UNL J-School, he was editor of the Daily Nebraskan and member of the Innocents Society.

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Six CoJMC alumni join the Young Alumni Academy

Oct 13 2022 - 2:15pm

Six College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumni were selected to participate in the 2022-2023 Young Alumni Academy, hosted by the Nebraska Alumni Association.

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Shari Veil in the Agency

Dean's Update: October 2022

Oct 12 2022 - 3:15pm

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Homecoming Celebration! We had a wonderful turnout of alumni and had the opportunity to show off the work-in-progress on our new studio and newsroom. The Ribbon Cutting on the new Don and Lorena Meier Studio will be on Nov. 17. Please join us if you are in the area! 

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Students and donors at the scholarship brunch

Donors and students recognized at scholarship brunch

Oct 12 2022 - 1:30pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications named scholarship donors and the students they support were recognized at a scholarship recognition brunch in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Union on Oct. 8, 2022.

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Cassie Brenner

Obituary: Cassie Brenner

Oct 10 2022 - 3:00pm

Cassie Brenner's family made only one ask of funeral-goers in the Lincoln woman's obituary. "Please help us celebrate her by wearing colors that represent her beautiful personality," the family wrote.

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By the Numbers: The Budget

Oct 9 2022 - 10:15am

The college’s budget is funded from several different sources of funding, each with its own rules regarding expenditure. At a high level, the college’s budget can be considered in four parts: 

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Nick Bisesi

Obituary: Nick Bisesi

Oct 7 2022 - 6:00pm

Nicholas “Nick” Anthony Bisesi, passed away suddenly Sunday, October 2, 2022.  He was 22 years old.  Born in Lancaster, Ohio on September 7, 2000, to Tony and Niki Bisesi.  Nick had lived in Lincoln, Nebraska since 2009.

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Homecoming weekend at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Oct 7 2022 - 5:00pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications had a lot to celebrate during UNL’s 2022 Homecoming weekend. On Thursday, Sept. 29, Norberto (Rob) Ayala-Flores, 1984 graduate, was honored as a multicultural homecoming distinguished alumni at the multicultural social sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association and the Alumni of Color Network.

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Congressional debate at Andersen Hall provides students with an experiential learning opportunity

Oct 7 2022 - 2:30pm

KLKN Channel 8 hosted a final debate between District One competitors State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks and Rep. Mike Flood at Andersen Hall the evening of Sunday, Oct. 3.

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Peyton Thomas

Hands-on opportunities in sports broadcasting led Peyton Thomas to Nebraska

Oct 6 2022 - 11:15am

Throughout his college career, senior Peyton Thomas has dived head-first into opportunities on campus—from broadcasting on national television to leading multiple student groups. When he was a high schooler in Seattle, his cousin—a Nebraska student—showed him the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the unique, hands-on projects he was working on, something Thomas hadn’t seen at other universities. 

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Heather Engdahl of Civic Rights Nebraska speaks to 250 students in UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications about voting rights, the importance of voting, voter suppression, gerrymandering and making a voting plan (Photo courtesy of Kelli Boling).

UNL students explore democracy on campus, join national efforts

Oct 6 2022 - 11:00am

On Sept. 15, hundreds of students across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications participated in the national Democracy Day effort to raise awareness of threats facing American democracy.

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Chancellor Ronnie Green

Four earn University Service Awards

Oct 6 2022 - 10:45am

Four faculty members in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications earned University Service Awards in 2022. Recipients were honored during the Employee Service Awards ceremony on Sept. 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The CoJMC service award recipients are:

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Huskers on the Move: October 2022

Oct 6 2022 - 10:15am

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include recent graduates starting new jobs, alumni honored with prestigious national awards and awards in higher education.

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CoJMC senior Dulce Garcia and Dean Shari Veil

CoJMC Dean, student and alumna named finalists at the 2022 Inspire Awards

Oct 6 2022 - 10:00am

Dean Shari Veil, senior advertising and public relations and journalism major Dulce Garcia and August 2022 graduate Erica Courtney were all nominated and named finalists for the eighth Inspire - Celebrating Women Leadership awards.

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Brian Aust

Obituary: Brian J. Aust

Oct 3 2022 - 3:00pm

Brian Aust, 42, passed away in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on September 27, 2022, surrounded by family. A private burial will take place with family on Monday, October 3, 2022, in Howard, SD.

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By the Numbers: Grad Program Enrollment

Oct 2 2022 - 9:00am

A small but significant portion of our student enrollment is from our graduate programs. The college offers three graduate programs, a Master of Arts in journalism and mass communications – with specializations in integrated media and communications or professional journalism – a graduate certificate in public relations and social media and a graduate certificate in financial communications. 

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Shore was selected as September Student of the Month

Oct 2 2022 - 7:30am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications Student Advisory Board voted to select Henry Shore as the inaugural Student of the Month on Sept. 29, 2022. Shore is a junior broadcasting major from Brookfield, Wisconsin.

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Candice Millard

NY Times bestselling author Candice Millard featured in free public event at Lied Center

Sep 27 2022 - 4:15pm

Bestselling author Candice Millard will deliver the 27th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. Also available for livestreaming at enthompson.unl.edu, the conversation-style event titled, “A Clear and Steady Eye: Storytelling and Our Shared History,” will be moderated by Rick Alloway, Associate Professor of Broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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Huskers win national broadcasting awards

Sep 25 2022 - 8:00am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and Professor Barney McCoy took home awards during the Broadcast Education Association On Location Awards competition in September 2022.

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By the Numbers: Enrollment After Action Report

Sep 18 2022 - 12:00pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications lead the university in growth in incoming freshmen with a 16.3% increase over fall 2021 (146 to 171). 

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Trudy Burge

Obituary: Trudy Burge

Sep 18 2022 - 8:45am

Trudy Burge died August 21, 2022. She lived with several chronic illnesses and was a cancer survivor. Trudy grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Boulder, Colorado. She had lived in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1983.

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Student editorial board members to oversee CoJMC’s media platforms

Sep 18 2022 - 7:00am

Nine students at the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications were recently chosen to serve on the CoJMC Student Editorial Board. The board launched in the spring 2022 semester and will oversee and manage student-created content on the Nebraska News Service, Nebraska Nightly, Unlimited Sports and 90.3 KRNU.

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Shari Veil in the Agency

Dean's Update: September 2022

Sep 15 2022 - 4:00pm

Today is Democracy Day! The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is joining more than 300 news organizations nationwide to examine threats to democracy and how to engage in our democracy. The UNL chapter of Society of Professional Journalists is hosting an informational event on the meaning of democracy at the Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza and Nebraska News Service and other CoJMC platforms will be publishing articles starting today and running through the end of the semester on the democratic process and the role of journalism in our democracy. Our mission is grounded in the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy. Supporting Democracy Day is just another example of what we do to enact that mission.

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Phil Perry, CEO, Perry Reid Properties

Perry studio and classroom open for students

Sep 12 2022 - 11:45am

This fall, students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications won’t have to find space for photo shoots and interviews. A new digital photography studio and multimedia classroom opened in the Agency, located on the third floor of the Lincoln Children’s Museum, on Aug. 22.

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By the numbers: Fall 2022 Census Report

Sep 11 2022 - 9:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's official census date was on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Data from the official census is now available and provides us an opportunity to examine and gain insight into our enrollment trends. 

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Rob Flores

Norberto (Rob) Ayala-Flores chosen as a 2022 Multicultural Homecoming Distinguished Alum

Sep 9 2022 - 6:00pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome Norberto (Rob) Ayala-Flores, a 1984 graduate, as one of UNL’s Distinguished Alumni at the Multicultural Homecoming events Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 hosted by the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color and the Nebraska Alumni Association.

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Student event to highlight Democracy Day, meaning of democracy Sept. 15

Sep 9 2022 - 6:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will host an informational event on the meaning of democracy at the Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 15.

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Thomas Horky

Thomas Horky is this year’s Roper Fund visiting professor in sports journalism

Sep 9 2022 - 3:45pm

Thomas Horky will serve as the Lynn and Dana Roper Visiting Professor in Sports Journalism from August to October of 2022. Horky is a professor of sport communication at Macromedia University in Hamburg and he’s been teaching since 2009.

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Michael Stricklin

Obituary: Michael Stricklin

Sep 6 2022 - 3:45pm

The term Renaissance man -- a person with wide interests and accomplishments -- is a perfect fit applied to the life of Michael L. Stricklin. A journalist and educator with unbounded generosity and a servant's heart, Mike died Sept. 2 at his home in Hillsboro, Ore., surrounded by his family. Mike had a 28-year-long career teaching and doing communications research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Jared Long and Hannah Polacek

CoJMC students to participate in Democracy Day

Sep 3 2022 - 5:45pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will be participating in Democracy Day on Sept. 15.

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Evelyn Mejia

Mejia selected for New York Times Corps

Sep 3 2022 - 3:30pm

Evelyn Mejia was selected to participate in the inaugural New York Times Corps. Mejia was one of 20 aspiring journalists chosen from among hundreds of applicantss nationwide.

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Experience Lab announces student leaders

Sep 3 2022 - 7:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications recently announced new student leaders for the fall 2022 semester.

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Alec Rome's passion for journalism drives him to explore his interests

Sep 2 2022 - 10:45am

My junior year of high school, I came to a four-day summer camp workshop hosted by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. I met a few professors and worked on some hands-on broadcasting and media projects. That experience planted a seed and solidified my vision—I knew I wanted to come to Nebraska for college. It was an easy decision.

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Huskers on the Move: September 2022

Sep 2 2022 - 9:00am

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include recent graduates starting new jobs, alumni honored with prestigious national awards and awards in higher education.

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College to co-sponsor AMA Skillschool

Sep 2 2022 - 7:00am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications will co-sponsor the 2022-2023 American Marekting Association of Lincoln Skillschool again this year.

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Applications open for Bateman, Global Eyewitness, Jacht and NSAC in spring 2023

Aug 30 2022 - 1:15pm
New application process!

We have created one universal application for courses, competitions and ADPR/BRDC Media Production Capstones, including the Bateman Case Study Competition Team, the National Student Advertising Competition Team, Jacht Agency and Global Eyewitness. You will complete one application and then answer questions specific to the course(s) to which you are applying. 

The Spring 2023 application is now open so read below for more details.

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Five faculty join the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Aug 29 2022 - 3:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce the addition of five new faculty beginning in the fall 2022 semester. The new faculty will teach across the college’s programs, including advertising and public relations, broadcasting, journalism and sports media and communications. 

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By the Numbers: Achievement Centered Education

Aug 28 2022 - 8:15am

UNL's Achievement-Centered Education (ACE) general education program is built on student learning outcomes that answer the fundamental question, "What should all undergraduate students - irrespective of their majors and career aspirations - know or be able to do upon graduation?”

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Jacht Agency announces new members for Fall 2022

Aug 23 2022 - 12:00pm

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its crew for Fall 2022. This fall, 53 students were accepted into the competitive program. The student-run agency is composed of “Jachters”, both returning and new students from several backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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Professor Albert C. Book

Lessons from Al Book continue to inspire alumni today

Aug 22 2022 - 12:45pm

For alumni who graduated in advertising between the years of 1963 and 1990, there’s one particular professor whose name brings back classroom memories of high expectations, a demand for excellence and maybe just a hint of fear. That professor was Albert C. Book.

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Fall 2022 Graduate Courses

Aug 21 2022 - 12:00pm

Check out the fall 2022 graduate course offerings from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

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By the Numbers: Diversity in faculty searches, 2016-2021

Aug 21 2022 - 11:30am

One of the suggestions Gwen Combs, UNL director of faculty diversity and inclusion, made during her Excellence in Diversity training during our fall 2022 college retreat, was to examine diversity data related to our searches to identify any insights on improving our search process. 

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College announces fall graduate assistants

Aug 21 2022 - 9:00am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications welcomes nine graduate assistants for the fall 2022 semester.

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Dean's Update: August 2022

Aug 18 2022 - 10:00am

For our students, the start of the fall semester is filled with excitement and new opportunities. For our alumni, the start of the new school year likely stirs up fond memories of what college life was like “back in the day.” In my visits with alumni, I’ve heard stories of nefarious activities between the Kissing Columns, late-night food runs while live on KRNU and incredible newsroom take-overs during summer reporting classes. However, my favorite stories are about the impact our professors have had on the lives and livelihoods of students. Inspired by a conversation with 1969 grad Glenn Friendt, we collected stories about the impact Professor Al Book had on his students over the years. I hope you enjoy the stories as much as I did!

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Five journalism and mass communications Huskers receive Pinnacle Awards

Aug 17 2022 - 12:00pm

Five Huskers received gold in the college division of the 2022 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Awards, along with a number of CoJMC alumni and incoming freshmen. The winners received their awards during the Nebraska Broadcasters Association annual convention on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

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2022 Recruitment Report

Aug 15 2022 - 1:30pm

Following the completion of New Student Enrollment, we can begin to see the shape of our fall 2022 incoming freshman class, including first-time freshman and international students. The college saw an 18.4% increase in New Student Enrollment participation over last year, while the University’s NSE participation increase was only 1.6%.

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Summer Showcase encourages Nebraska high school seniors to more seriously consider UNL for college

Aug 15 2022 - 11:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) kicked off its class of 2023 recruitment with the annual Summer Showcase on July 28.

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Alloway inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Aug 15 2022 - 9:30am

Rick Alloway, associate professor of broadcasting and general manager of 90.3 KRNU, was inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on Aug. 9, during the 87th Annual NBA Convention.

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By the numbers: Grad Exit Survey 21-22

Aug 14 2022 - 12:15pm

In the spring of 2022, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a graduate student exit survey to provide information and insight into our graduate student experience. The survey was administered to May and August 2021 graduates.

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Porter and NNS win 2022 Edward R. Murrow Award

Aug 14 2022 - 9:30am

UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications major Chase Porter and the Nebraska News Service won a 2022 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Audio Feature Reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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The Public Insight Lab & MERC present: Call for Proposals

Aug 14 2022 - 8:30am

The Public Insight Lab (within the College of Journalism and Mass Communications), in collaboration with UNL’s Methodology and Evaluation Research Core (formerly within the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium), is issuing a call for proposals for research needing access to “big data” from media (social and traditional) sources. 

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CoJMC announces fall 2022 professionals-in-residence

Aug 14 2022 - 8:15am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce that 17 industry professionals have joined The Experience Lab as professionals-in-residence for the fall 2022 semester.

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CoJMC to co-sponsor Mobile Me&You Conference

Aug 14 2022 - 7:45am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications will co-sponsor the annual Mobile Me&You Conference at the UNL Student Union, Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 20 to 22, 2022.

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Fall 2022 Checkout Room Hours and Rules

Aug 14 2022 - 7:00am

The CoJMC Checkout Room will open with regular hours on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. Students can make an appointment to access the checkout room Aug. 22-26 by texting 402-413-9660.

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MobileMe&You Conference at UNL Oct. 20-22

Aug 14 2022 - 6:30am

This year’s annual MobileMe&You Conference, co-sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22. 

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Obituary: Scott Ballentine

Aug 14 2022 - 6:00am

Scott Ballentine, friend to all and stranger to none, passed away on June 20 at the age of 66. He was born August 28, 1955, to Earl and Vera (Jackie) Ballentine of Lincoln, NE.

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CoJMC celebrates 33 graduates at August 2022 commencement

Aug 13 2022 - 3:00pm

Congratulations to the 22 undergraduate students and 11 graduate students who received their degrees at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Aug. 13, 2022.

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Graduation Spotlight: Luke Weidner

Aug 12 2022 - 9:45am

Over the weekend Luke Weidner graduated with distinction from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Weidner studied advertising, public relations and journalism while at the college. His internship experiences with Nebraska's Athletic Department and Hudl led him to his new role at North Dakota State University as the director of graphic design in their athletics department.

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14 CoJMC faculty members attend the 2022 AEJMC conference

Aug 7 2022 - 1:30pm

Fourteen faculty members from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications attended the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference Aug. 2-6, in Detroit. Many served as panelists, moderators and discussants or they presented their research in a variety of sessions throughout the four-day conference.

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The Nebraska High School Press Association hosts J-Camp 2022 at Andersen Hall

Aug 7 2022 - 1:15pm

The Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA) hosted the 2022 J-Camp Summer Workshop for high school journalism students at Andersen Hall on July 11-13. Students attended three-days of intensive workshops on journalistic writing, video production, photography, yearbook and newspaper design and editorial leadership with direction from workshop advisers at the NHSPA and UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Rachel Haufler chosen to receive an American Advertising Federation of Nebraska Scholarship

Aug 7 2022 - 1:15pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Rachel Haufler of Topeka, Kan. was awarded a scholarship from the Nebraska chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Lauren Penington selected to attend the Society of Professional Journalists Student Leadership Institute

Aug 7 2022 - 1:15pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications junior Lauren Penington of Parker, Colorado, was selected to attend the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Student Leadership Institute. At Nebraska, the advertising and public relations and political science double major is vice president of the Society of Professional Journalists student club. Penington was one of 23 students from across the country selected to attend the second annual SPJ Student Leadership Institute.

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By the Numbers: Senior Exit Survey 21-22

Aug 7 2022 - 7:45am

With the conclusion of the summer 8-week session, Senior Exit Survey for academic year 21-22 is complete and the results are available. 

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By the Numbers: Strategic Plan Aim 8: Create a robust alumni, donor and community engagement program

Aug 5 2022 - 7:15am

Our success is not built by just faculty, staff and students, it takes a village of parents, alumni, industry partners and donors for CoJMC to thrive. In 2021-2022, the college focused and making sure that all stakeholders had an opportunity to engage.

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Huskers on the Move: August 2022

Jul 29 2022 - 12:00pm

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include recent graduates starting new jobs, some honored with prestigious national awards, others received awards in higher education and the new president and publisher of the Lincoln Journal Star, Natalia Wiita.

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By the Numbers: Strategic Plan Aim 6: Prioritize community building that recognizes and celebrates diversity

Jul 22 2022 - 6:15pm

In 2020-2021 the college focused on establishing a diverse community, creating an inclusive culture and advancing our collective knowledge of issues of diversity and inclusion.

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College launches search for six new faculty

Jul 14 2022 - 7:00am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a search in July 2022 for six additional faculty to join the college beginning in January or August 2023. The new positions will contribute to furthering the college’s strategic vision of being a national leader in experiential edu

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Andersen Hall Construction Progress

Jul 13 2022 - 4:00pm

We’ve had a very noisy summer so far in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Construction continues on the Don and Lorena Meier TV Studio and Newsroom on the second floor in Andersen Hall. Over in The Agency, the Perry Family Photography Studio and Multimedia Classroom is getting new flooring, paint and a drop ceiling. We also wrapped up construction on the new Pepsi Unlimited Sports Lab earlier this summer and added a wall-wrap to KRNU's Roy Lenwell Studios.

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Dean's Update: July 2022

Jul 13 2022 - 3:30pm

We’ve had a very noisy summer so far in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Construction continues on the Don and Lorena Meier TV Studio and Newsroom. Framing has started on the control room, which will house state-of-the-art technology and equipment to produce our college newscast and all the media our students can create. Incredible opportunities like the McCaffrey Scholarship support students on the cutting edge of emerging media.

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By the Numbers: Strategic Plan Aim 5: Help solve challenges critical to our industries

Jul 11 2022 - 6:30pm

In 2021-2022, the college focused on creating spaces for students to experiment with new technology and create the future of media and expanding the curriculum surrounding critical industry issues. 

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Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln sponsors new sports media learning lab at Andersen Hall

Jul 11 2022 - 4:45pm

The area that once housed Andersen Hall’s television studio has been converted into an open-concept sports media learning lab with the support of Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln. Starting this fall, the multimedia classroom will be a hub for all things Nebraska Sports and will be home to CoJMC’s Experience Lab Program UNLimited Sports.

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McCaffrey scholarship continues to support students interested technology and emerging media

Jul 11 2022 - 4:30pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Cindy McCaffrey established the McCaffrey Emerging Media Scholarship in 2013 with a $100,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The permanently endowed fund provides scholarships to students who want to pursue a technological-focused career in media.

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2022 Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees are Announced

Jul 11 2022 - 11:15am

Six inductees will join the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame during ceremonies to be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at The Graduate Hotel, 141 N. 9th St., in Lincoln, NE. 2022 inductees include associate professor emeritus Tim Anderson and associate dean and journalism professor John Bender.

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Four faculty selected for the Nebraska Governance and Technology Faculty Fellows Program

Jul 10 2022 - 5:30am

Four College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty members were selected to be a part of this year’s Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Faculty Fellows Program.

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Student Spotlight: LeAnne Bugay

Jul 8 2022 - 3:30pm

CoJMC junior LeAnne Bugay is finishing up her last week as a New Student Enrollment (NSE) leader at Nebraska. Last semester the advertising and public relations and journalism double major had a news and public relations internship with UNL’s newsroom Nebraska Today. 

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By the Numbers: Enrollment continues to rebound with NSE

Jul 4 2022 - 8:45am

Our recruitment for the fall 2022 semester continues with New Student Enrollment. We picked up a few additional applications and enrollment deposits following the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline.

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Sign up for the NYC Media Tour

Jul 3 2022 - 8:15am

We haven’t been able to travel due to COVID-19, but we are bringing back the NYC Media Tour in fall 2022. Over fall break, Oct. 17 and 18, 2022, the college will tour media outlets and agencies in New York City. 

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Weldon shares a day in his life as a videographer at the College World Series

Jun 26 2022 - 10:30am

Junior advertising and public relations major Ethan Weldon took over the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Instagram stories to share a day in his life as a videographer on the College World Series social content team.

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Digital media camp encourages high school students to experiment and develop new skills

Jun 26 2022 - 9:30am

Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) “Do from Day One” motto applies not only to current students—it also applies to high school students looking for ways to create and experiment with media content.

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Attend SPJ MediaFest in Washington D.C. Oct. 25 to 30

Jun 26 2022 - 7:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is planning a student trip to the Society of Professional Journalist MediaFest Conference from Oct. 25-30 in Washington, D.C. 

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Huskers on the Move: July 2022

Jun 23 2022 - 1:30pm

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni were honored with prestigious national awards, a major headline with the New York Times and one has even traveled to Ukraine for war reporting.

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315 Huskers named to spring 2022 Dean's List

Jun 22 2022 - 1:00pm

315 College of Journalism and Mass Communications undergraduate students across all our majors were named to the spring 2022 semester Dean’s List.

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By the Numbers: Strategic Plan Aim 3: Emphasize and Prioritize Research and Creative Activity Across the College

Jun 20 2022 - 9:00am

In 21-22, the college focused on creating the necessary infrastructure for success in research and creative activity, providing faculty with professional development opportunities and increasing our campus connections.

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Dean's Update: June 2022

Jun 15 2022 - 4:45pm

We had a wonderful turnout for our KRNU 50th Anniversary Party. Alumnus and DJ D-Wayne and live music from The Garage Band, featuring Emeritus Professor Jerry Renaud, kept us rocking throughout the evening. We even had a specialty drink called The Red Phone to remind us of our Avery Hall days! Check out this video from the event with some of our big name KRNU/KNUS alumni reflecting on their time in college radio.

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David Berman selected for Dow Jones News Fund internship

Jun 14 2022 - 2:45pm

May 2022 journalism graduate David Berman was selected to intern on the design center team at USA today as part of the Dow Jones News Fund internship program.

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National Broadcasting Society receives Model Chapter Award

Jun 14 2022 - 2:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s National Broadcasting Society (NBS) chapter received the 2021 Model Chapter Award from the National Electronic Media Association for finding a way to safely stay active in NBS during one of the heights of the pandemic.

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Design challenge mural added to the Bailey Lauerman Student Commons

Jun 14 2022 - 1:30pm

Last fall, advertising and public relations and graphic design student Ashleigh Kawaoka won the $1,000 scholarship prize in the 2021 Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity in Nebraska Challenge.

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Bill Bennett honored with CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement Award

Jun 14 2022 - 12:15pm

Class of ‘74 journalism alumnus Bill Bennett was awarded a lifetime achievement award to honor his 43 years as a sports information director (SID) in college athletics.

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SPJ elects officers for 2022-2023

Jun 12 2022 - 8:45am

The Nebraska chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has selected officers for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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KRNU celebrates 50 years

Jun 12 2022 - 7:45am

On June 11, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications celebrated 50 years of the campus radio station, 90.3 KRNU with food, drinks and live music from The Garage Band at the Bourbon Theater in Lincoln

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By the Numbers: Strategic Plan Aim 1 Launch a college-wide Experience Lab

Jun 6 2022 - 9:00am

The college focused much of its energy in 21-22 on launching a college-wide experiential learning program, The Experience Lab.

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Four Huskers win awards to support summer internships

Jun 3 2022 - 2:15pm

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students received internship awards to support their summer internships. Internship awards provide students with funding to help offset the cost of pursuing unpaid internships, low-paid internships or internships located in large cities.

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Mai Vu awarded Nebraska public relations scholarship

Jun 1 2022 - 2:30pm

Incoming senior advertising and public relations major Mai Vu was awarded a public relations scholarship from the Nebraska chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Each year, PRSA Nebraska distributes scholarships to students in the Public Relations Students Society of America Nebraska chapters to encourage member’s learning and future public relation endeavors.

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Huskers on the Move: June 2022

May 31 2022 - 4:00pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who were awarded for their excellence, have made big strides in their careers and have made the CoJMC community proud. This month's honored alumni mention May 2022 graduates, book launches and editor announcements.

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By the Numbers: Space Utilization

May 30 2022 - 9:00am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has 39,238 square feet of dedicated space across two buildings: Andersen Hall (29,774 square feet) and the Lincoln Children’s Museum (9,464 square feet). 

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Kidglov's Agency for Change podcast with Dean Veil

May 26 2022 - 4:30pm
Dean Veil was on Kidglov's Agency for Change podcast, hosted by Kidglov's Vice President and Nonprofit Creative Director, Kelley Peterson. The Agency for Change podcast interviews leaders and tells the stories of people who are working to better the community. They're changemakers who are making an impact on the places we call home.
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‘Being Black in Lincoln’ receives Kennedy journalism award

May 26 2022 - 12:00pm

Twelve students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications took home the College Journalism Award at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book and Journalism Awards on May 24 for the “Being Black in Lincoln” depth-reporting project.

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Wendling awarded the Nelson Dream Big Award

May 26 2022 - 10:00am

Senior journalism and political science major Zach Wendling was awarded the Nelson Dream Big Award. The award will help fund his summer internship at The Hill, a media corporation that reports on policy and political U.S. news.

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Students selected for CoJMC’s 2022-2023 Student Advisory Board

May 23 2022 - 4:15pm

The students who will make up the 2022-2023 College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) have been selected, along with some of the members of this year’s leadership team.

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By the Numbers: First Destination Survey 2020-2021

May 23 2022 - 9:00am

The University tracks students' first destination after college for twelve months following graduation. Data collection for academic year 2020-2021 was just completed and we can now see where our students went after they graduated.

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Dulce Garcia awarded the 2022 Bailey Lauerman Fund For Student Opportunity Scholarship

May 21 2022 - 6:00pm

As a part of our ongoing commitment to increased DE&I and our dedication to bringing more diverse voices and perspectives to our industry, we’re proud to award the 2022 Bailey Lauerman Fund for Student Opportunity scholarship to incoming UNL senior Dulce Isabel Garcia.

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By the Numbers: Student Credit Hour Production 2021-2022

May 16 2022 - 9:00am

Student Credit Hours by Instructor College of Record is one of the largest levers in the new university budget model. 75% of undergraduate tuition revenue is allocated to the colleges based on this metric.

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Nebraska wins the 2022 National Bateman Case Study Competition

May 12 2022 - 1:45pm

For the first time in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s history, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Bateman Team has won first place in the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study Competition.

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Dean's Update: May 2022

May 11 2022 - 5:00pm

I am excited to announce an incredible $755,000 gift from the Donald and Lorena Meier Foundation to help build a new three-set television studio and newsroom in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The gift is part of a multi-million-dollar commitment that will also establish four new endowed scholarship funds and expand and permanently endow 14 existing scholarship funds across the University of Nebraska.

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Obituary | Patti Harney

May 11 2022 - 11:15am

Longtime friend of many College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty, staff, students and alumni, Patti Harney passed away on May 10, 2022. Patti had just turned 67 on Friday, April 22. To celebrate, CoJMC ‘77 alumnus Bob Cullinan and associate professor of broadcasting Rick Alloway invited the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s a cappella group, The Red Keys, to serenade Patti on the sidewalk leading to her home

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Social media research workshop exceeds 240 registrants

May 11 2022 - 11:00am

The Public Insight Lab in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted a free Zoom workshop “Tools and Training for Social Media Research” on May 6. Valerie Jones, director of the Public Insight Lab and CoJMC’s Seaton professor of journalism, and Lisa PytlikZillig, interim director of the UNL Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium, were the workshop’s creators and moderators.

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Advising team announces 2022 peer mentor cohort

May 11 2022 - 10:15am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has recently selected its new cohort of peer mentors for the 2022-2023 school year. During the First Year Experience class, a required course for all first-semester students in the college, students are assigned to a peer mentor. 

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Press Box learning community first to travel since the start of the pandemic

May 11 2022 - 9:45am

On April 30, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Learning Community the “Press Box” traveled to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas. The six students, in addition to Press Box mentor Alex Neill and adviser Alex Fernando, toured the Negro League Baseball Museum, visited the College Basketball Experience and attended a Sporting KC Soccer game.

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Social justice course produces podcast to combat Nebraska prison injustices

May 11 2022 - 9:15am

The 165 students in the Social Justice, Human Rights and the Media class produced a podcast with the goal of elevating voices and stories that are often left out of mainstream media.

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Obituary | Marian Andersen

May 10 2022 - 4:00pm

Marian Andersen was a woman who humbly accomplished many “firsts” throughout her lifetime. As a member, and often a leader, of numerous national organizations her influence reached far. She was also a philanthropic champion for the University of Nebraska and many other Nebraskan communities.

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Delayed by the pandemic, KRNU to celebrate 50 years

May 10 2022 - 3:45pm

The peak of the pandemic in 2020, delayed KRNU’s 50th-anniversary celebration until this summer. On June 11, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Bourbon Theater in Lincoln, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will celebrate the legacy of KRNU and support the future of college radio.

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Huskers win at AMA Lincoln’s 2022 Prism Awards

May 10 2022 - 10:00am

The Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association held their annual Prism awards on Thursday, May 5. The Prism Awards were created to celebrate the strength and innovation of Lincoln’s marketers. The 2021 National Student Competition Advertising (NSAC) team won six Prism Awards and the Jacht Agency team won three Prism Awards and two Sterling Awards.

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New class of ambassadors announced for the 2022-2023 school year

May 9 2022 - 9:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism has welcomed in a new class of ambassadors. Six students joined the ambassador team in January 2022, and seven students joined in April 2022.

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By the Numbers: 2022 Recruitment Report

May 9 2022 - 9:00am

Following the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline, we can begin to see the shape of our fall 2022 incoming freshman class, including first-time freshman and international students.

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Mark your calendar: NYC Media Tour

May 8 2022 - 6:00pm

We haven’t been able to travel due to COVID-19, but we are bringing back the NYC Media Tour in fall 2022. Mark your calendar for Oct. 17 and 18, 2022, and join us to tour media outlets and agencies in New York City. Travel will correspond with fall break. 

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Meier Foundation announces major gift to support newsroom and television studio

May 7 2022 - 3:15pm

The Donald and Lorena Meier Foundation of Chicago is giving $755,000 to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications to support construction of a new television studio and newsroom.

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Huskers inducted into journalism honor society

May 6 2022 - 2:15pm

Ten Huskers were inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha during a ceremony held on May 6 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus. Kappa Tau Alpha is a collegiate honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

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Huskers inducted into the 2022 class of Alpha Delta Sigma

May 6 2022 - 10:00am

Nine students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Nebraska College of Business, the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Education and Human Sciences were inducted into the 2022 class of the Alpha Delta Sigma honor society on Monday, April 18.

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Three CoJMC students named spring 2022 Chancellor’s Scholars

May 3 2022 - 11:30am

Three students at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications have been named Chancellor’s Scholars. This is the highest academic award the University offers and this year the distinction is shared by 82 student scholars graduating this May.

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By the Numbers: Alumni Survey 2021-2022

May 2 2022 - 9:00am

Over the past few weeks, the college reviewed the results of the 2020-2021 alumni survey and senior exit survey. The college has recently conducted another alumni survey to determine if the results have changed

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Husker creates business to explore career interests and help fellow students

Apr 30 2022 - 3:45pm

Sophomore advertising and public relations major and entrepreneurship minor Aditi Gunda launched her business, a videocast series called “The Business Takeaway” (TBT), at the start of 2022. Gunda was struggling to figure out a career path because she had so many interests in the public relations field.

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Kelli Britten honored as AAF District 9 Faculty Advisor of the Year

Apr 30 2022 - 3:30pm

Assistant Professor of Practice Kelli Britten was named the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 9 Faculty Advisor of the Year at the District 9 National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).

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Husker alumna writes book with the hope of inspiring peers to reach their potential

Apr 30 2022 - 12:45pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Nicole Kyung Buntgen has always loved writing, it’s what drew her to Andersen Hall in 2016. In high school she was actively involved with the student newspaper and yearbook clubs. Buntgen declared a journalism major early on, but eventually switched to advertising and public relations when she started to narrow in on her interests.

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Nebraska’s National Student Advertising Competition team wins second place at districts

Apr 29 2022 - 4:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team placed second at the District 9 American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition on April 22, 2022. The District 9 regional competitors come from colleges and universities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. Nine schools competed at this year’s competition.

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Five students receive 2022 Omaha Press Club Scholarships

Apr 29 2022 - 2:45pm

Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will receive scholarships from the Omaha Press Club for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Jacht Agency Final Presentation

Apr 27 2022 - 11:30am

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its final presentation. Each semester, “Jachters” partake in a final presentation to showcase the semester’s work and highlight both internal and external success for the agency and its clients. With 23 clients and 65 “Jachters” this spring, Jacht Agency is excited to celebrate the work done by all students.

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By the Numbers: Students who drop out

Apr 25 2022 - 9:15am

We focus a lot of attention on retaining students. Retention is determined not by the number of students who leave the college but by the number who leave the university after enrollment but before graduating. Understanding this population may help us in our efforts to retain students.

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Nebraska's Bateman team named finalist for second consecutive year

Apr 21 2022 - 12:45pm

For the second consecutive year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) Bateman Team has been named a finalist in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Case Study Competition. This is the third time in the last six years that the team has had a top three finish in the national competition.

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Public Insight Lab to host a Zoom workshop on social media research on May 6

Apr 20 2022 - 1:45pm

The Public Insight Lab in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will host a free Zoom workshop on May 6, with support from the UNL Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium and the Methodology and Evaluation Core Facility. The workshop, “Tools and Training for Social Media Research,” will showcase current projects using social media research at UNL, the University of Alabama, Clemson and Louisiana State University.

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Public Insight Lab seeks to catalyze social media research on campus

Apr 20 2022 - 1:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a new interdisciplinary research lab in April 2022, with support from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium, the Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility and in collaboration with the NU Public Policy Center.

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Four students selected for 2022 Roper Sports Writing Competition awards

Apr 18 2022 - 9:45am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce the four students selected to receive the Lynn and Dana Roper Sports Writing Competition awards.

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Samantha Grove wins the George and Eva Grimes Memorial Competition

Apr 18 2022 - 9:30am

Sophomore broadcasting, journalism and anthropology triple major Samantha Grove was awarded the George and Eva Grimes Memorial Competition $1,000 cash award to offset the cost of her international experience.

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Celia Cunnion wins 2022 the Howard and Jud Vann Student Leadership Award

Apr 18 2022 - 9:00am

Junior advertising and public relations and broadcasting major Celia Cunnion of Douglas, Michigan was honored for her commitment to the University by the Nebraska Alumni Association with the Howard and Judy Vann Student Leadership Award.

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Roetman joins CoJMC as a career development specialist

Apr 16 2022 - 8:15am

Natalie Roetman joined the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications as a career development specialist on March 21, 2022.

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Wenz receives Savage Visual Communications Fellowship

Apr 16 2022 - 7:45am

Jamie Wenz, technical director in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will receive the 2022 John Savage Visual Communications Fellowship from the Omaha Press Club and Omaha Press Club Foundation.

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Dean's Update: April 2022

Apr 13 2022 - 3:30pm

Spring has sprung, and we have much to celebrate! I’m delighted to share the inspiring story of a Nebraska family that gifted farmlands to support the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The proceeds from the $4.65 million sale of the farmlands established the Deepe Family Endowed Chairs in Depth Reporting. I’ve enjoyed working with our trailblazing alumna, Beverly Deepe Keever, to ensure the gift honors the legacy of her parents, Martin and Doris Deepe, and will support journalism education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for generations. 

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Students, programs and alumni selected for SPJ’s 2021 Mark of Excellence Awards

Apr 12 2022 - 4:30pm

The 2021 Mark of Excellence award winners were announced at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 conference in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, April 9. These awards recognize the best collegiate journalism in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce the eight Husker first-place winners and eleven finalists.

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Students and faculty honored at the 2022 Eric Sevareid Awards

Apr 11 2022 - 9:45am

Six University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and broadcasting professor Barney McCoy, took home awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards Competition on April 2, 2022 at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Regents tour the Experience Lab as part of campus visit

Apr 10 2022 - 6:00am

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents, along with University President Ted Carter, Chancellor Ronnie Green and Executive Vice Chancellor Katherine Ankerson toured the CoJMC Experience Lab on April 7 as part of a comprehensive campus tour.

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Hill to remain at CoJMC as an assistant professor of practice

Apr 10 2022 - 5:15am

Shoun Hill will join the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as an assistant professor of practice beginning in August 2022. Hill currently has a one-year appointment as a visiting professor of photojournalism in the college.

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Blum earns Exceptional Excellence Award

Apr 10 2022 - 5:00am

Steve Blum earned the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Exceptional Excellence Award on April 7. Blum is a senior workstation support associate with Information Technology Services providing support to the faculty and staff of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Armstrong to join CoJMC as associate dean for research and faculty affairs

Apr 9 2022 - 7:45am

Cory Armstrong will join the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications as the associate dean for research and faculty affairs beginning in August 2022.

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Innocents Society, Mortar Board members inducted for 2022-23

Apr 9 2022 - 6:45am

Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications were honored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at its annual Ivy Day ceremonies on April 2.

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Fernando receives Employee Kudos Award

Apr 8 2022 - 2:30pm

Alex Fernando received the University of Nebraska Board of Regents Employee Kudos Award at the Board of Regents meeting on April 8.

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By the Numbers: Senior Exit Survey 20-21

Apr 4 2022 - 6:00am

Each semester the college conducts a survey with graduating seniors enrolled in the 098 courses. Included in the survey are 16 questions that aim to contribute to the college's assessment of student learning outcomes.

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Jones receives Fulbright Global Scholar Award

Apr 3 2022 - 8:00am

Fred & Gladys Seaton Professor Valerie Jones received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award on April 1 to study the use of emergent technology in facilitating social connectedness for aging adults in the United States and Australia. She is the first professor from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications to be named a Fulbright Scholar since 1999. 

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Executive Director of the Radio Television Digital News Association to speak on April 5

Apr 3 2022 - 7:30am

Dan Shelley, Executive Director of the Radio Television Digital News Association will speak with students at 3:35 p.m. on April 5 via Zoom. Shelley will discuss the good and bad roles U.S. media play in spreading or helping thwart disinformation.

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Huskers earn seven awards in the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition

Apr 3 2022 - 6:00am

On March 31, College of Journalism and Mass Communications students took home seven awards in the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. The competition was held during the annual National Broadcasting Society convention. 

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Three CoJMC faculty earn promotion

Apr 3 2022 - 5:45am

Three faculty in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications earned promotions in 2022. Joseph Weber, the Jerry and Karla Huse Professor of News-Editorial, earned a promotion from associate to full professor. Alan Eno and Katie Krcmarik earned promotions from assistant to associate professors of practice.

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A second Checkout Room opens in the Agency

Apr 2 2022 - 7:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications opened a second checkout room in the Agency last week to serve current college majors. The new Checkout Room is located on the third floor of the Lincoln Children’s Museum.

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Author Shane Bauer to discuss “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment,” on April 13

Apr 2 2022 - 6:00am

Journalist and author Shane Bauer will discuss his book, “American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment,” in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications on April 13 at 2:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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Keri Mesropov wins Women of Courage, Character, and Commitment award

Mar 31 2022 - 10:00am

Keri Mesropov, 1992 graduate and president and chief talent officer, TRG Arts, received the 2022 Women of Courage, Character, and Commitment award. This award, which is presented by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s Center, recognizes students, faculty or staff who have made a positive impact through professional, personal, mentoring or peer relationships.

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Seline Lecture Series to focus on the business of journalism

Mar 30 2022 - 2:15pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce the 2022 Seline Lecture Series focusing on innovative business models in journalism. The advent of digital media and the loss of traditional advertising revenue have hit the journalism profession hard. Newsrooms across the country have faced cutbacks, layoffs and closures. News desserts have grown, and reliable news and information can be hard to find. To survive and thrive, the journalism industry must innovate and change.

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By the Numbers: Employee Climate Survey

Mar 28 2022 - 7:15am

Thank you to everyone who completed the 2022 Employee Climate Survey last week. Out of 127 active employees in the college, 62 completed the survey, for a response rate of 48%.

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Disinformation specialist and leading expert on Russian issues to host conversation with students on March 29

Mar 27 2022 - 10:00am

Marcus Kolga, senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, disinformation specialist and leading Canadian expert on Russian issues will host a conversation with students on Tuesday, March 29, at 3:35 p.m. via Zoom. 

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Priority registration begins today

Mar 27 2022 - 8:30am

Priority registration begins today for those with senior standing. Your personal priority registration date and time is located in your MyRed account under MESSAGES. The date assigned to you is when your registration opens

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Guilles honored as CoJMC’s Alumni Master

Mar 27 2022 - 8:15am

Wendy Guilles, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, was honored as the 2022 CoJMC Alumni Master, during Masters Week from March 30 to April 1. Alumni Masters Week is a program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, the Student Alumni Association, and the UNL Chancellor's Office.

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SPJ Chapter Informational Meeting on April 6

Mar 27 2022 - 6:45am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications students are starting a Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An informational meeting for the chapter will be on April 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Andersen Hall Room 336 and is open to all broadcasting, sports media and journalism majors. 

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University of Illinois Professor Kevin Wise to speak on April 1

Mar 27 2022 - 6:30am

Kevin Wise, professor of advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on Friday, April 1. From 10:30-11:30 a.m. in 114 Andersen Hall. 

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Register for the fall 2022 Experience Lab, no application required

Mar 27 2022 - 6:15am

Join the CoJMC Experience Lab in the fall 2022 semester. The Experience Lab gives students a chance to gain hands-on experience from the first semester they enroll in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNL. 

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Sale of $4.65 million farmlands supports depth reporting at UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Mar 22 2022 - 10:30am

A Nebraska family that built its farmlands into a multi-million dollar enterprise near Hebron gifted the land to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The proceeds from the $4.65 million sale of the farmlands will establish the Deepe Family Endowed Chairs in Depth Reporting, ensuring the family's commitment to journalism, education and Nebraska.

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Huskers advance in the Society of Professional Journalists Awards

Mar 20 2022 - 8:00am

Huskers were named finalists in 19 categories of the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards.

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Barmore and Barr place in Hearst Competitions

Mar 20 2022 - 7:45am

Abby Barmore placed fourth in the Hearst Journalism Awards Sports Writing Competition for her story, “If you can see it, you can be it: How Volleyball in Nebraska created a cycle of greatness.” Damon Barr placed seventeenth in the Hearst Multimedia III Competition for his entry, "Nebraska bill seeks to raise minimum wage to $20."

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Andersen Hall moving to 24-hour NCard access

Mar 13 2022 - 8:00am

To ensure the safety and security of students, faculty and staff, Andersen Hall will be NCard access only beginning on Tuesday, March 22. Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., access will be granted to any University of Nebraska-Lincoln cardholder. After 7 p.m., access will be restricted to College of Journalism and Mass Communications majors, faculty and staff.

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UNL Students Launch Petition to Increase Funding of Young Adult Lymphoma Research

Mar 11 2022 - 11:45am

Students from UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) and UNL RSO Students Together Against Cancer (STAC) have teamed up with the Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Paul Foundation to bring light to the inequity of funding research for young adult lymphoma – the most common form of blood cancer that’s a higher cancer risk for young adults than skin cancer, breast cancer or testicular cancer.

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Professor John Bender to retire after 32 years

Mar 9 2022 - 9:15am

Associate dean for research and faculty affairs and journalism professor John Bender will retire at the end of the spring semester after 32 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Thorson to retire from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications after 16 years

Mar 6 2022 - 4:00pm

Bruce Thorson, Buffett-Mangelsen-Sartore Chair of Photojournalism, will retire from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications on May 13 after 16 years.

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Dean's Update: March 2022

Mar 6 2022 - 3:15pm

The CoJMC Virtual Big Red Reunions are back by popular demand. We’re not quite ready to throw away our masks and hug everyone, but we are getting closer. Until then, let’s take advantage of the technology we all learned to use during the pandemic and connect to old classmates near and far. Bring the beverage of your choice to your computer screen to swap old stories and new career and life updates. 

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Quinlan to be inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame

Mar 6 2022 - 2:45pm

Mary Kay Quinlan, emeritus associate professor of journalism and former associate dean in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications will be inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame on April 23.

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Haar wins the 2022 Perry Photojournalism Challenge; Frey and Penington place second and third

Mar 6 2022 - 1:45pm

Hailey Haar, a junior, broadcasting major from Lincoln, won the top prize in the 2022 Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge on March 6 for her essay titled, “Echoes of a Matriarch.” Haar will receive a $7,000 scholarship to complete her studies at Nebraska. The essay examined the impact of the death of a matriarch on a Nebraska family.

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Rick Alloway receives a Family & Friends Recognition Award

Mar 6 2022 - 10:45am

On Friday, March 4, 2022, associate professor of broadcasting and KRNU general manager Rick Alloway received a Family & Friends Recognition Award. This is the 28th time Alloway has received the award.

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Apply for a Fellowship with the Omaha-World Herald

Mar 1 2022 - 3:45pm

The Omaha World-Herald will be conducting interviews for fall 2022 fellows on March 9, 2022 in 138 Andersen Hall. Fellows will work for 20 hours per week in the OWH Lincoln Bureau during the fall 2022 semester. 

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Jacht Agency Applications for Fall 2022

Feb 28 2022 - 5:00pm

Jacht Agency is still accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester. Jacht Agency is a full-service, student-run advertising and public relations agency that provides students with experience working in a collaborative environment and with a wide range of clients. Jacht offers opportunities to students of all majors across UNL’s campus to sharpen their skills in strategic campaign development and gain confidence in careers post-graduation.

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Huskers to compete in 2022 Perry Photojournalism Challenge

Feb 27 2022 - 9:00am

With three monetary awards on the line, 17 students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will compete in the Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from March 4-6.

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Eight students selected for CoJMC's first student editorial board

Feb 27 2022 - 8:30am

Eight students at the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications were recently selected to launch the first-ever CoJMC Student Editorial Board. The board will oversee and manage the Nebraska News Service, Nebraska Nightly, UNLimited Sports and KRNU websites and the distribution of student-created content through social media and other distribution platforms.

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Students win 11 awards at 2022 Nebraska Advertising Awards

Feb 27 2022 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications had a strong presence at the 2022 Nebraska Advertising Awards on Feb. 18. Students at the CoJMC brought home eight silver and two gold and the best in show under the student category.

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Sports media and communication students and faculty to travel to Spain this summer

Feb 25 2022 - 12:00pm

After a few years on hiatus due to the pandemic, students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will travel to Spain this summer to learn more about global sports, media and entertainment. For nearly three weeks CoJMC students will travel throughout Spain in participation of a 3-credit class led by sports media and communication associate professor, John Shrader. Shrader is familiar with the trip as he has previously taken students to Spain for similar study abroad trips.

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CoJMC announces spring 2022 professionals in residence

Feb 20 2022 - 3:15pm

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce that 21 industry professionals have joined The Experience Lab as professionals-in-residence for the spring 2022 semester.

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Three CoJMC students chosen Clifton Strengths Institute coaches

Feb 20 2022 - 4:45am

Three students in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications were chosen as Clifton Strengths Institute coaches for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Jacht Agency announces new members for Spring 2022

Feb 18 2022 - 12:45pm

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its crew for Spring 2022. This year, 65 students were accepted into the competitive program. The student-run agency is composed of “Jachters”, both returning and new students from several backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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Communication Design Workshops

Feb 18 2022 - 8:15am

Communication Design workshops are happening now through May and they're open to any CoJMC student. Get hands-on experience to help with learning software and equipment through a series of instructor-led workshops that take place in person at the scheduled date and time in Room 27 in the Andersen Hall lower level. They're free and if you're a student taking a Communication Design course (JOMC 131, 132 or 133) each workshop counts as 2 points of extra credit. Students can earn up to a total of 10 points of extra credit per class. 

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Glow Big Red is this week

Feb 13 2022 - 8:15am

From noon to noon on Feb. 16 to 17, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host its annual 24 hours of giving event.

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Alloway to be inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Feb 13 2022 - 7:15am

Rick Alloway, associate professor of broadcasting and general manager of 90.3 KRNU, will be inducted in the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame on Aug. 9, during the 87th Annual NBA Convention.

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Huskers named as finalists in NBS National Student Electronic Media Competition

Feb 13 2022 - 7:15am

Huskers were named as finalists in seven categories of the National Electronic Media Association’s National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition on Feb. 11.

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Huskers take first and 15th in the Hearst Audio Competition

Feb 12 2022 - 10:00am

Two Huskers placed in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Audio Competition on Feb. 9, 2022. Chase Porter, who graduated in May 2021 with degrees in broadcasting and philosophy, took first place. Ethan Petrik, a senior sports media and communication and broadcasting double major, placed 15th.

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Cooper Foundation, University Honors Program and CoJMC to host a conversation on race in sports

Feb 11 2022 - 11:15am

On Wednesday, February 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Cooper Foundation, Nebraska’s University Honors Program and the College Journalism and Mass Communications are hosting the student event “Cooper Conversation: Tackling the Complex Dynamics of Race, Sports and Social Justice” in the Red Cloud A room at the Cather Dining Complex.

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303 students named to fall Dean's List

Feb 9 2022 - 12:00pm

303 College of Journalism and Mass Communications undergraduate students earned a place on the fall 2021 semester Dean’s List. For students to make the Dean’s List, they must have completed 12 or more credit hours with at least a 3.7 semester GPA.

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Dean's Update: February 2022

Feb 8 2022 - 10:15am

In 2021, we focused much of our time and energy on Aim 1 of our strategic plan: Launch a college-wide experiential learning lab. This year, we are implementing several strategies that align with the following additional aims of our plan:

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Journalism course challenges students to look at accuracy and bias in media outlets

Feb 7 2022 - 11:15am

In 2020, professor of broadcasting and journalism Barney McCoy proposed a new discussion based pop-up class centered around the differences between misinformation, disinformation and malformation. After a successful run as a pop-up class, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Dean Shari Veil and associate dean for academic programs Adam Wagler asked McCoy to convert the class into a full three credit course.

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Journalism class to examine Omaha World-Herald coverage for racism

Jan 28 2022 - 3:00pm

A spring 2022 class in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is engaging students to examine past coverage by the Omaha World-Herald to determine if the coverage was true, fair and accurate.

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Honors course examines the connection between race and sports throughout history

Jan 28 2022 - 10:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s honors college wants their students to have the chance to take a course in racial reckoning. College of Journalism and Mass Communications associate professor and sports media and communication coordinator John Shrader designed “Racial Reckoning and Sports Culture” to look at how race has been intertwined with the world of sports throughout history.

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New course explores the changing business of news

Jan 27 2022 - 4:15pm

A new course in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is partnering with national and local news organizations to explore alternative business models in journalism.

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Professionals in Residence to share ethical dilemmas with students

Jan 27 2022 - 4:00pm

Professionals in Residence from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications will lead a discussion of real-world ethical dilemmas with students on Tuesday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Swanson Auditorium in the Nebraska Union.

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Panel discussion to examine race and the media

Jan 25 2022 - 1:45pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will host a panel discussion on race and the media on Monday, Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Nebraska Union.

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UNL and Nebraska Public Media to offer discussion on covering Nebraska courts

Jan 24 2022 - 3:45pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and Nebraska Public Media will offer a two-hour panel discussion on covering Nebraska courts for the state’s beginning and seasoned journalists. 

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Three grad students awarded the Hitchcock Fellowships

Jan 24 2022 - 3:00pm

Three graduate students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications were awarded Hitchcock Fellowships in January 2022.

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Ken Fischer joins CoJMC faculty

Jan 23 2022 - 6:00pm

Assistant professor of practice in media production Ken Fischer is CoJMC’s newest faculty member. Fischer has experience building student-led broadcasting programs at his previous institution, the University of Oklahoma.

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Student Spotlight: Marissa Kraus

Jan 22 2022 - 11:30am

Marissa Kraus is a sophomore journalism major who will be interning at the Denver Post this summer. Learn more about Marissa. 

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Student Spotlight: Chin Tung Tan

Jan 22 2022 - 10:30am

Chin Tung Tan is a senior journalism major from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who hopes to become a foreign correspondent for Vice News or the New York Times. 

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Wiseman receives open education resources grant

Jan 22 2022 - 6:00am

Lecturer Madeline Wiseman received an Open Education Resources grant from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Transformative Teaching on Jan. 20.

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CoJMC receives fellowships from OGS

Jan 22 2022 - 6:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies awarded the College of Journalism and Mass Communications three fellowships and one travel grant to support the recruitment of outstanding graduate students.

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Grads named Nebraska Sportswriter and Sportscaster of the Year

Jan 22 2022 - 5:30am

Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduates, Luke Mullin and Chris Schmidt, were named Nebraska Sportswriter and Sportscaster of the year, respectively, by the National Sports Media Association on Jan. 18. 

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Nominations sought for Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame

Jan 22 2022 - 5:00am

Nebraska Press Women are seeking nominations for the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame.

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Open Position: Lab Assistant Student Worker

Jan 19 2022 - 8:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks student lab assistants to support students taking the communication design courses and the faculty teaching in the courses. Working with the Communication Design Coordinator, this position will answer student questions related to the hardware and software used in the communication design courses, assist faculty as needed with the communication design classes and projects, help maintain lab and classroom spaces including cleaning, and other duties as assigned. The position is up to 15 hours a week for the Fall and Spring semesters.

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Obituary: Michael S. Sweeney

Jan 18 2022 - 7:00am

Michael Steven “Mike” Sweeney, emeritus professor of journalism at Ohio University and author of 25 academic and popular books, died on January 15, 2022, at his home in Athens, Ohio,  He was 63.

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Huskers on the Move: February 2022

Jan 16 2022 - 9:30am

See the most recent accomplishments of some of our CoJMC alumni. 

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OGS spring workshop schedule includes skill building for negotiation, motivation and more

Jan 15 2022 - 10:15am

This semester, the Office of Graduate Studies will host a series of workshops focused on different aspects of teaching, research and professional development.

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UNL and Nebraska Public Media to offer discussion on covering Nebraska courts

Jan 15 2022 - 9:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and Nebraska Public Media will offer a two-hour discussion on covering Nebraska courts for Nebraska’s beginning and seasoned journalists.  

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Spring Checkout Room Hours & Updates

Jan 14 2022 - 6:30pm

The CoJMC Checkout Room has updated its hours and procedures for spring 2022. 

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Advising Hours

Jan 14 2022 - 6:15pm

The CoJMC advisors will be seeing students on a walk-in basis between Tuesday, Jan. 18 and Tuesday, Jan. 25, which is the last day to add and drop courses for a 100% refund. 

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Two CoJMC students earn Gilman Scholarship for education abroad

Jan 12 2022 - 11:15am

In 2021, two College of Journalism and Mass Communications undergraduate students were among 31 who earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad, or virtual international opportunities.

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Hartley places sixth in Hearst Feature Writing Competition

Jan 12 2022 - 11:00am

Mia Hartley, a senior advertising and public relations and political science double major, placed sixth in the Hearst Journalism Awards Feature Writing Competition on Jan. 10, 2022.  

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Obituary: Jack Botts

Jan 9 2022 - 5:00pm

Jack C. Botts, 97, died Thursday, January 6th in Lincoln. He was born in Ludden, ND, to Dwight and Velcie Botts. He attended schools in Ludden and Oakes, ND, and entered the Army Air Forces in 1943. He flew 51 missions in Europe as a radio operator in a B-17 crew based in Italy.

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SLICE to host nonprofits in residence during the spring semester

Jan 8 2022 - 8:30am

The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement Center will host nonprofits in residence throughout the spring semester. Scheduled organizations will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Students can stop by to network and learn about industries, internships and volunteer opportunities. 

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Apply for the BL Student Opportunity Scholarship and Internship

Jan 5 2022 - 7:00am

Apply for the Bailey Lauerman Student Opportunity Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by Nebraska advertising and public relations agency Bailey Lauerman. It recognizes a junior or senior advertising and public relations major who has participated in activities or organizations that promote and celebrate diversity and has an interest in pursuing a career in advertising and public relations.

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Message from the Dean

Dec 20 2021 - 7:45am

2021 marked the beginning of a new era for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC). Over 75 faculty, staff, alumni and industry partners came together to chart a new vision for the college as a national leader in experiential journalism and mass communications education. The first aim of our strategic plan, approved in May 2021, was to launch a college-wide Experience Lab to provide every student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in one of the college’s media outlets or agencies.

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Faculty awarded professorships to support research

Dec 18 2021 - 8:30am

Three faculty were awarded professorships in 2021 to recognize and support their research and creative activity. 

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Alumni and industry support paves way for visible learning spaces

Dec 18 2021 - 7:30am

Five new donor-supported spaces in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will make learning visible beyond the classroom and support the college’s Experience Lab.

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Broadcasting class produces short-form pilot episodes

Dec 14 2021 - 10:30am

Students in the BRDC 491 special topics course Short-form TV Series Writing and Producing created television pilot episodes for their final project. They had a screening of the episodes during their last Wednesday night course of the semester with College of Journalism and Mass Communications adjunct professor Michael Svoboda.

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Dean's Update: December 2021

Dec 13 2021 - 3:30pm

It's finals week on campus. I'm sure all of you have memories of the emotional rollercoaster that is the end of the semester. Show your Husker pride and help cheer on our students by tweeting @UNL_CoJMC with the hashtags #GoBigGrad or #CoJMCGrad. We’ll share your encouraging tweets throughout the week.

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Six students selected to be New Student Enrollment orientation leaders

Dec 13 2021 - 11:30am

Six College of Journalism and Mass Communications students were selected to be New Student Enrollment (NSE) orientation leaders for 2022. As orientation leaders they'll work with faculty, administrators and other leaders on campus to prepare the class of 2026 for life as a student and a Husker.

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Three Huskers earn scholarships from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association

Dec 12 2021 - 8:30am

Three current College of Journalism and Mass Communications students earn scholarships from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

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Classes partner to launch environmental podcast depth report

Dec 12 2021 - 7:45am

Two classes in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications teamed up during the fall of 2021 to launch an environmental podcast series. Journalism 491 Environmental Depth Reporting and Broadcasting 491 Environmental Depth Reporting media production brought together students interested in writing and producing multimedia stories to work on the semester-long project with Bill Kelly, senior producer at Nebraska Public Media.  

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Graduate program to award 14 degrees

Dec 12 2021 - 7:00am

Ten students will earn master’s degrees and four will earn graduate certificates from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications this week. 

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Attend a CoJMC scholarship workshop and apply for scholarships

Dec 11 2021 - 1:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s undergraduate student scholarship application is open. Students have until Feb. 1, 2022, to apply for both College and University scholarships in MyRed. 

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Huskers on the Move: December 2021

Dec 5 2021 - 1:45pm

See the most recent accomplishments some of our CoJMC alumni have made.

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Hill’s documentary an official selection for London Lift-Off’s Film Festival

Dec 5 2021 - 1:45pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications visiting professor of photojournalism Shoun Hill’s documentary “I'm Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice: Black farmers Fight Against the USDA” is an official selection for London Lift-Off’s Film Festival.

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Laurie Lee co-authors textbook on communication law in the digital age

Dec 5 2021 - 1:45pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications broadcasting professor Laurie Thomas Lee co-authored the book “Communication Law Practical Applications in the Digital Age” with William R. Davie and Dom Caristi.

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Kelli Britten wins AAF Nebraska’s Ad Professional of the Year

Dec 5 2021 - 1:30pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications assistant professor of practice of advertising and public relations Kelli Britten was presented with the Nebraska American Advertising Federation’s Ad Professional of the Year award on Nov. 18, 2021.

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Everding awarded a Hitchcock Fellowship

Dec 5 2021 - 8:45am

Mia Everding, a master’s student specializing in professional journalisin the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was awarded a Hitchcock Fellowship on Nov. 17 

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CoJMC earns recognition at the PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards

Dec 5 2021 - 8:30am

Two student groups from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass CommunicationsJacht Agency and the UNL Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), earned 10 awards on Dec. 2 at the Public Relations Society of Nebraska (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards.  

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UNL’s 2022 National Student Advertising Competition Team announced

Dec 3 2021 - 3:45pm

Seventeen students were selected for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s 2022 National Student Advertising Competition team.

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UNL’s 2022 Bateman Competition Team announced

Dec 3 2021 - 3:30pm

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications has selected six students for UNL’s 2022 Bateman Case Study Competition team. The Bateman Case Study Competition is a national case study competition, hosted by the Public Relations Student Society of America, for public relations students.

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90.3 KRNU launches new website to showcase college content

Nov 28 2021 - 7:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ radio station, 90.3 KRNU, launched a new website on Nov. 23.  

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Dean's Update November 2021

Nov 19 2021 - 3:30pm

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for our faculty and staff who have worked so hard this year to support and encourage our students through the ongoing pandemic. I am also thankful for our dedicated alumni and industry partners who have supported our work and cheered us on as we cut the ribbon on the Experience Lab, launched Heartland Webzine and Nebraska Nightly, welcomed incredible alums back to campus and celebrated the achievements of our hardworking faculty. Thank you to everyone who engaged in and supported these endeavors.

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Jacht hosts alumna Mekita Rivas for First-Gen Celebration Week

Nov 18 2021 - 3:30pm

In partnership with University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s First Generation Nebraska, CoJMC hosted alumna Mekita Rivas (‘12) for First Gen Celebration Week. Rivas spoke to UNL students at the Agency for “A Conversation with Mekita Rivas” on Nov. 10 and at the City Union on Nov. 11 for the First Gen Speaker Series. 

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CoJMC launches webzine focused on economic and community development

Nov 9 2021 - 6:15am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications published the first edition of Heartland Webzine on Oct. 29, 2021, focusing on women entrepreneurs in Nebraska.

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Joe Weber authors book on Clayton Yeutter

Nov 8 2021 - 12:15pm

Associate professor of journalism Joe Weber recently released his new book “Rhymes with Fighter: Clayton Yeutter, American Statesman” with University Nebraska Press.

The book launch was held at the Sheldon Art Gallery in Lincoln on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, and also featured former trade negotiators Warren Maruyama and Darci Vetter who spoke on the future of global trade and the impact Yeutter left on the industry.

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Faculty Accomplishments: October 2021

Nov 8 2021 - 8:30am

Many College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty achieved notable accomplishments during the month of October. Check out their latest achievements. 

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Ashleigh Kawaoka wins first annual Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity Challenge

Nov 7 2021 - 8:30am

Junior advertising and public relations and graphic design major Ashleigh Kawaoka won the 2021 Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity in Nebraska Challenge on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

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CoJMC will recognize nine at the annual celebration of service

Nov 6 2021 - 8:30am

Nine members of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications community will be recognized at the annual Celebration of Service.

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Nebraska Nightly launches with first live newscast

Nov 6 2021 - 7:15am

Nebraska Nightly, a new live newscast from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, aired its first episode on Nov. 5.

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Kirkpatrick wins Slam with call for collaboration between communicators, scientists

Nov 6 2021 - 5:45am

Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations, won the $1,000 first-place prize at the fourth annual Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam, cheered on by a group of colleagues from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Huskers on the Move: November 2021

Nov 5 2021 - 1:45pm

See the most recent accomplishments some of our CoJMC alumni have made. 

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A deeper conversation, Black public affairs programming in South Carolina

Oct 30 2021 - 3:30pm

A recent study, “’We Matter’: Cultural Significance of a Counter-Narrative Black Public Affairs Program,” examines the impact of “Awareness,” the longest-running Black Public Affairs show in the U.S., launched in Columbia, South Carolina, after the civil rights movement.

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A ribbon is cut, and a new era is launched in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Oct 30 2021 - 11:30am

On Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green joined Dean Shari Veil and Co-Directors Jemalyn Griffin and Jill Martin to cut the ribbon on the College of Journalism and Mass Communications new Experience Lab.

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Students practice broadcasting Esports at on-campus tournament

Oct 29 2021 - 1:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus recreation center and e-sports club held a “Super Smash Showdown” Nintendo Switch tournament during the fall semester. When the showdown coordinators reached out to assistant professor of practice Alan Eno to see if there were students interested in broadcasting the event, Eno jumped at the chance.

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Arielle Wiedenbeck speaks at Public Relations Society of America’s ICON Conference

Oct 29 2021 - 1:00pm

Arielle Wiedenbeck graduated from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications in May 2021. While at Andersen Hall she studied advertising and public relations and political science. She was also the creative director for 2020-2021 UNL Public Relations Students Society of America Bateman Team. The team won second place in the national competition with their project “The Civility Effect”.

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Katie Krcmarik published in Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History

Oct 29 2021 - 8:30am

Assistant professor of practice in advertising and public relations Katie Krcmarik had a chapter in “Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History.” Baseline Shift centers diverse women across backgrounds whose work has shaped, shifted, and formed graphic design. It captures the untold stories of women across time who used graphic design to earn a living while changing the world.

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Fantasy Sports to legalized betting, a recent study examines the possibility

Oct 29 2021 - 7:15am

A recent study, “A Shaky Bet: Legalized Sports Betting in the United States,” examined the attitudes of fantasy sports players to determine their likelihood to adopt legalized sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting in May 2018.

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Journalism grad charts unique career path via digital media

Oct 27 2021 - 4:45pm

Mekita Rivas, a journalism graduate, has used her talent for storytelling to build a career writing and editing for various publications. While on campus, she worked at the Daily Nebraskan and Nebraska Today.

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LWVNE to Present Webinars on Media Literacy, Journalism Profession

Oct 26 2021 - 4:15pm

The League of Women Voters of Nebraska will present two virtual webinars related to media literacy, the journalism profession, and the importance of the First Amendment in November.

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Dean's Update October 2021

Oct 25 2021 - 11:00am

This Friday is the Experience Lab Ribbon Cutting. I don’t know if I can fully express how proud I am of our college as we prepare for this exciting event. Faculty, staff and students have dedicated an incredible amount of time and energy launching the Experience Lab this fall. Through all the confusion of Covid, curriculum changes and construction plans, they have been laser focused on our vision to be a leader in experiential journalism and mass communications education.

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Kirkpatrick selected for Research Development Fellows program

Oct 16 2021 - 7:15am

Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations, was selected Oct. 15 to participate in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Development Fellows Program.  

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Garth Brooks interviewed by reporting students

Oct 15 2021 - 12:30pm

Assistant professor of journalism Chris Graves wasn’t expecting to walk away with the phone number of international country star Garth Brooks the night before his concert in Lincoln this August. Graves attended Brooks' press conference on Aug. 13 and the Memorial Stadium concert the following night to write a story for “Nebraska Quarterly,” the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s alumni magazine.

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Obituary: Kelly Cain

Oct 15 2021 - 10:45am

Kelly Ann Cain, 61, was born on June 28, 1960, to Dr. Jerome A. & Helen M. Cain in Lincoln. She passed away on October 7, 2021.

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Kelli Britten named AAF Lieutenant Governor

Oct 15 2021 - 7:00am

Assistant professor of practice Kelli Britten was named the Lieutenant Governor for the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 9. She'll also serve on N3AC, the AAF National Advertising Awards Committee. In this role she is responsible for the district AAF competition as well as supporting AAF clubs in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. 

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Omaha Press Club honors 2021 winners

Oct 15 2021 - 7:00am

On Sept.18, 2021 the Omaha Press Club inducted professor emeritus Trina Creighton into the Omaha Press Club Hall of Fame and on Sept. 19, 2021 the winners of the 2021-2022 academic scholarship program were honored.

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Richter produces audiobook for Ben Nelson

Oct 14 2021 - 2:45pm

Two months into starting her job as an assistant professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Kaci Richter had her first meeting with the University Nebraska Press.

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A note from the advising team

Oct 14 2021 - 2:15pm

Why is registering during Priority Registration important?

Registering during priority registration helps you get the best schedule possible. It also helps departments understand how many students need certain courses. If you do not enroll in classes during priority registration, you could impact our decisions on cutting courses due to low enrollment which impacts you and your peers.

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CoJMC student and alumna to speak at Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network Conference

Oct 14 2021 - 1:30pm

This year’s Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network Conference takes place from Oct. 28 - Oct. 30. The event on Thursday, Oct. 28 is for students only, geared to give them the confidence to walk into a room and more easily network with professionals.

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Fall 2021 graduate assistantships

Oct 11 2021 - 9:30am

The  College of Journalism and Mass Communications has 12 graduate assistants this fall. Graduate assistantships in the CoJMC are offered to promising scholars with an interest in gaining teaching, research or industry experience in their field. Graduate assistants serve as teaching or research assistants to accomplished faculty, teach in the college’s innovative Design Communication Program or work in strategic communications for an industry partner.

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Google Tools training to be free for UNL students, faculty and staff

Oct 10 2021 - 8:15am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Mobile Me & You conference are co-hosting a free online Google Tools workshop on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, from 9-11:30 a.m.  

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Grad Program: Graduate Student Assembly

Oct 9 2021 - 9:15am

As a unique population with roles as students, teachers, researchers, and/or staff, graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln require a special representative body that is tailored to their needs. 

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Five recent CoJMC graduates join the Young Alumni Academy

Oct 9 2021 - 7:15am

Five recent College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduates were selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Young Alumni Academy, hosted by the Nebraska Alumni Association.  

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Hear from First Generation CoJMC alumna and Journalist Mekita Rivas

Oct 7 2021 - 9:45am

In partnership with First Generation Nebraska, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) will be hosting alumna Mekita Rivas for a presentation to students on Nov. 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at The Agency (1420 P st.) as a part of First Gen Awareness Week. Rivas will speak about her experience as a first-generation student and now professional journalist.

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Study explores how fans use social media to interact with college football recruits

Oct 5 2021 - 3:45pm

A recent study, We Love You, We Hate You: Fan Twitter Response to Top College Football Recruits’ Decisions,” explores how fans interact with recruits before and after college commitments.  

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Wang receives grant to support First Amendment Campaign

Oct 3 2021 - 9:30am

Bryan Wang, an associate professor of advertising and public relations, received a grant from Middle Tennessee State University to support a student-led campaign to advocate for free speech on campus.  

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Walsh chosen for national faculty success program

Oct 3 2021 - 9:00am

Jessica Fargen Walsh, an assistant professor of journalism, was chosen to participate in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s Faculty Success Program in spring 2022.  

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Obituary: Donald Ward Robinson

Oct 3 2021 - 8:00am

Donald Ward Robinson passed from this life September 18, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Dean's Update September 2021

Sep 27 2021 - 9:00am

Happy Homecoming Week! I’m looking forward to seeing you this Friday, from 5-8 p.m., for the CoJMC Homecoming Party. Partake in appetizers and adult beverages while meeting our new faculty, getting a sneak peek at the Agency Experience Lab and checking out the construction progress on the studio redesign. We’ll be making a big announcement about the studio at the party. I hope to see you there!

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Kevin Abourezk chosen as 2021 Multicultural Homecoming Distinguished Alumni

Sep 27 2021 - 8:15am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomed Kevin Abourezk, a 2012 graduate of the professional journalism master of arts program, as one of UNL’s Distinguished Alumni at the Multicultural Homecoming event.

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Faculty Accomplishments: Sept. 2021

Sep 25 2021 - 2:45pm

Faculty from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have achieved several notable accomplishments this month. 

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Study finds peer messages improve the chances of clinical trial participation

Sep 25 2021 - 2:00pm

A recent study, “Effects of Communication Source and Racial Representation in Clinical Trial Research,” published in Health Communication, found that messages from peers improved participants’ attitudes toward clinical trials and increased the intentions to participate in future trials.

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Two named to University Conduct and Appeals Board

Sep 25 2021 - 7:00am

Associate Professor John Shrader and Graduate Student Services Coordinator Carly Morse were named to the University Conduct and Appeals Board on Sept. 21, 2021 

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Name, Image and Likeness Program launches across campus

Sep 22 2021 - 4:15pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is one of the college partners for the new “#NILbraska” program. The Nebraska Athletics department introduced #NILbraska as a three-part initiative to help student-athletes gain Name, Image and Likeness experience.

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Huskers on the Move: September 2021

Sep 22 2021 - 4:15pm

See the most recent accomplishments some of our CoJMC alumni have made. 

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Recent faculty accomplishments: September 2021

Sep 20 2021 - 7:30am

CoJMC faculty have accomplished several noteworthy achievements in September 2021.

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Obituary: Carolyn Rae Fowler

Sep 20 2021 - 7:15am

Carolyn Rae (Johnsen) Fowler died peacefully on January 20th, 2021.

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Sail towards your dream career at Jacht!

Sep 1 2021 - 4:15pm

Through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, students will have the opportunity to join Jacht, a full-service, student-run advertising agency. Not a part of the CoJMC? Jacht is open to all students! Our agency provides clients with research, strategic branding, videography, photography, social media strategy, and various design deliverables. With the help and guidance of faculty, Jacht provides students with the chance to apply what they learned in the classroom by working with clients on real world projects. Jacht offers a unique opportunity to create the first draft of your career while still in college.

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A Note from Dean Veil

Aug 31 2021 - 9:15am

As we work through the pandemic, there will likely be additional updates to campus policies. I appreciate your patience and participation. Please continue to wear a mask indoors and keep your smartphone handy to show your status card on the Safer Community App for building access. Walk-in vaccine clinics are available at the University Health Center Pharmacy Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are not fully vaccinated, make sure you are completing your weekly Covid-19 tests to keep your status green for building access.

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Dean's Update August 2021

Aug 31 2021 - 9:00am

We’re already in week two, and students are starting to settle into the rhythm of the fall semester. Tonight, our Student Advisory Board is hosting a Club Fair for The Circle, KRNU, Ad Club, Daily Nebraskan and other RSOs to recruit new members. Oh, how we have missed having students back in Andersen Hall and engaged on campus!

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Frauke Hachtmann

Hachtmann honored with AEJMC Advertising Division’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Aug 25 2021 - 10:15am

Professor of advertising and publications and sports media & communication Frauke Hachtmann was honored with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC) Advertising Division’s Distinguished Teaching Award on August 8, 2021.

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Digital Content News Producer

Aug 24 2021 - 12:30pm

This producer will be on the front line of maintaining up-to-date content on WDTV.com, our social media accounts and our mobile app.

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Hassler and Graves teach Solutions Journalism to Kenyan journalists

Aug 22 2021 - 6:45am

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty members Michelle Carr Hassler and Chris Graves helped 13 Kenyan female journalists learn about solutions journalism in July as part of a U.S. Department of State program. 

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Recent faculty accomplishments: August 2021

Aug 20 2021 - 4:15pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments in August 2021.

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Six new faculty join the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Aug 20 2021 - 12:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications welcomes six new faculty to the team this fall. Joining us are Assistant Professors of Advertising and Public Relations, Kelli Boling and Ciera Kirkpatrick, Visiting Professor of Photojournalism, Shoun Hill, Assistant Professors of Sports Media and Communication, Brian Petrotta and Jason Stamm and Assistant Professor of Practice in Advertising and Public Relations, Brian Hubbard.

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More join the Experience Lab as Professionals in Residence

Aug 20 2021 - 8:30am

Four more Lincoln-area professionals have joined the Experience Lab as professionals in residence (PIRs) at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Sports editor of the Seward County Independent, Stephanie Croston, co-host of Severe and Benning in the Morning at NRG Media Omaha, Mike’l Severe, studio/remote production supervisor at Nebraska Public Media, Ryan Dobesh, and sports reporter at The Omaha World-Herald, Dirk Chatelain, will work with students this fall. Professionals will work one-on-one with program participants to provide mentorship and feedback.

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Maria Marron

Marron wins the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy

Aug 20 2021 - 5:30am

Professor of journalism Maria Marron was honored with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy by the Commission on the Status of Women, during the annual (virtual) convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's (AEJMC).

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CoJMC celebrates August 2021 graduates

Aug 19 2021 - 7:00pm

Congratulations to the 25 undergraduate students and 3 graduate students who received their degrees at the August 2021 commencement, and a special congratulations to the 2020 alumni who were able to attend this commencement.

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Four Husker journalism and mass communications students receive Pinnacle Awards

Aug 14 2021 - 11:30pm

Four students received gold in the college division of the 2021 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Awards.

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Grad Profile: Courtney Van Hoosen Makhmudzoda

Aug 13 2021 - 10:00am

Congratulations to all of our graduate students who are earning their master of arts this afternoon. Courtney Van Hoosen Makhmudzoda is one of our awesome Integrated Media Communications graduates. She's now a two-time Husker alumna and she's the first in her family to earn a graduate degree.

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UNL PRSSA Receives the PRSSA National Star Chapter Award

Aug 2 2021 - 2:15pm

We are proud to announce that UNL PRSSA has received the 2021 PRSSA National Star Chapter Award. The Star Chapter Award recognizes a PRSSA Chapter’s leadership in providing programming and relationship building opportunities on its campus. With this Star Chapter Award, UNL PRSSA continues to cement itself as a part of the gold standard for PRSSA Chapters trying to achieve excellence.

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Dean's Update July 2021

Jul 27 2021 - 2:00pm

The lease is signed, and the moving truck is ready. At the end of this week, we will be expanding the footprint of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications across Centennial Mall to the third floor of the Children’s Museum. We’re adding over 13,000 square feet dedicated to the Experience Lab, including space for our advertising and public relations agencies, Jacht and Buoy, and our new economic and community development-focused webzine, Heartland.

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Huskers on the Move: July 2021

Jul 26 2021 - 3:45pm

Congratulations to these alumni who were awarded for their excellence and/or have made big strides in their careers.

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New positions will contribute to the future of CoJMC

Jul 26 2021 - 3:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is searching for new faculty and staff to support our recently approved strategic plan. The new positions will contribute to the launch of the Experience Lab, our exploration of alternative business models for local and community journalism and the expansion of research and creative activity in the college. We are searching for three faculty positions, including an assistant professor of media law, an assistant professor of practice in media production and an associate dean for research and faculty affairs, and a staff technical director.

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Seven join the Experience Lab as Professionals in Residence

Jul 11 2021 - 6:45am

Seven more area professionals have joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as professionals in residence (PIRs) as part of a new college-wide experiential program in fall 2021. Shaun Cummins, senior technical Director at KLKN-TV, Geoffrey Roth, senior director of news at KMTV, Derek Hernandez, director of brand & content at Mentor Collective, Serese Cole, morning news anchor at KMTV, Beau Poehlman, video production manager at Ameritas, Randy Hawthorne, product manager at Nelnet and Mikel Lauber, director of news at 10/11 News, KSNB Local 4 and KNOP News 2 will work with students this fall. The new PIRs join Keri Mesropov, president and chief talent officer of TRG Arts, Kelley Peterson, vice president and nonprofit creative director at KidGlov and Andrew Ward, morning show host and former sports director for Lincoln’s Channel 8 News.

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Growth Mindset with Anne McConkey

Jul 6 2021 - 12:00pm

We know that many of you are in the midst of preparing to send your student to their first semester of college: paperwork, To Do lists, final family vacation, immunizations records, sheets that fit, raincoat, lunchbox….oh wait, that’s kindergarten…wasn’t that just yesterday? (Kinda bittersweet -  we get it.) We, the CoJMC advisors, have also been busy preparing for their arrival. Every fall semester we teach a course called JOMC 100 First Year Experience.  It is designed to help first year students acclimate to college life.  In addition to covering important topics like study skills and time management, we will be introducing the subject of a growth mindset, which encourages students to rethink their beliefs about intelligence and ability. 

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Poehlman joins the Experience Lab as a Professional in Residence

Jul 4 2021 - 8:30am

Beau Poehlman has joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as professionals in residence (PIRs) as part of a new college-wide experiential program in fall 2021. Professionals will work one-on-one with program participants to provide mentorship and feedback

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Recent faculty accomplishments: July 2021

Jul 4 2021 - 8:00am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments in July 2021.

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Jennifer Yuma earns internship at Variety

Jul 1 2021 - 2:15pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Jennifer Yuma has always known she’d be a writer. After taking a few journalism courses at CoJMC her freshman year, her dream to become an entertainment writer at a lifestyle magazine solidified.

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Nebraska’s Being Black in Lincoln journalism project featured in Lincoln Journal Star newspaper series

Jun 27 2021 - 5:30pm

For the third week in a row, journalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are being recognized on the front pages of Sunday's Lincoln Journal Star newspaper.

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Dean's Update June 2021

Jun 23 2021 - 9:00am

This morning I met with the 20 students who will be launching our pilot program for the Experience Lab in the fall. These already impressive young professionals are spending their summer learning to lead. They recently completed the CliftonStrengths assessment, and over the next couple days, they will work with alumna and TRG Arts President Keri Mesporov to identify strategies to leverage their strengths and come together as a team.

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Trina Creighton

Trina Creighton retires after 20 years

Jun 21 2021 - 11:30am

Associate professor of broadcasting Trina Creighton will retire from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on August 20, 2021. Her commitment to her students and her passion and devotion to diversity, equity and inclusion are values that Trina Creighton brought to the classroom during her time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Students, alumni and faculty earn recognition at AMA Lincoln’s Prism Awards

Jun 20 2021 - 7:45am

The Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association held their annual Prism awards to celebrate the strength and innovation of Lincoln’s marketers on Thursday, June 17. Each year, an AMA chapter from another city judges award entries from local agencies and corporate marketing teams, identifying winners for the merit and Prism awards.

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Two Huskers place as runners-up in the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships

Jun 20 2021 - 7:30am

May 2021 graduates Luke Mullin and Natalie Saenz both placed as runners-up in their respective categories of the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships. Mullin was a runner-up in the Hearst National Writing Competition and Saenz was a runner-up in the National Audio Championship. Saenz also received the Best Use of Audio for News Coverage Award during the competition.  

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Huskers on the Move: June 2021

Jun 18 2021 - 5:45am

Congratulations to these alumni who were awarded for their excellence and/or have made big strides in their careers.

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Alumna Morgan Holen earns Miss Nebraska title

Jun 14 2021 - 12:30pm

Congratulations to Morgan Holen who was crowned Miss Nebraska Sunday, June 13 in North Platte, NE. Her platform “Lead With Your Strengths: The Power of Strengths-Based Mentoring” is something she’d been refining since she was crowned Miss Omaha in October 2019.

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Spring 2021 Dean's List

362 Students make the Spring 2021 Dean's List

Jun 14 2021 - 11:45am

362 students earned a place on the spring 2021 semester Dean’s List. Students from all over the country and the world, within each of our four majors, were awarded the honor. For undergraduates to be included on the Dean’s List, they must have earned at least a 3.7 semester GPA and have completed 12 or more credit hours that semester.

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Three join the Experience Lab as Professionals in Residence

Jun 13 2021 - 9:15am

Keri Mesropov, Kelley Peterson and Andrew Ward have joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as professionals in residence (PIRs) as part of a new college-wide experiential program in fall 2021. Professionals will work one-on-one with program participants to provide mentorship and feedback.

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Richter places 2nd in National Communications Contest

Jun 13 2021 - 8:45am

Assistant Professor of Practice Kaci Richter took second place in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest Talk Show: Radio category on June 11, 2021.  

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Five faculty earn grants from the Center for Transformative Teaching

Jun 13 2021 - 7:00am

Five faculty from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications earned grants from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Transformative Teaching on May 27, 2021.

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Three Huskers contribute to Carnegie-Knight News21 RFK Journalism Award

Jun 11 2021 - 1:00pm

Three CoJMC students (now alumni) participated in the 2020 News 21 program investigative report, Kids Imprisoned, an in-depth report on juvenile justice in America. Ike Somanas, Morgan Wallace and James Wooldridge were part of the team that won the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award that recognizes the best collegiate reporting in the country on social justice issues.

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New class of ambassadors announced for the 2021-2022 year

Jun 11 2021 - 11:00am

“I’m very excited about our new crew of CoJMC Ambassadors,” said Alex Fernando, the CoJMC’s recruiting coordinator. “It’s going to be very fun working with them in the future and I hope to assist in their development to be powerful and impactful leaders, not only on this campus, but throughout the world.”

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Alumni Spotlight: Christian Horn '21

Jun 11 2021 - 9:00am

Christian Horn, a May 2021 Nebraska graduate, has been able to utilize the skills he developed while at the CoJMC in his new job as the sports reporter for the York News-Times. In this position he covers sports for 10 area high schools and takes his own photos for publication. While studying both journalism and sports media & communication at the CoJMC he says that the best part of being a Husker was the relationships he was able to form with the staff and students.

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Sports media senior pilots podcast with Husker QB Adrian Martinez

Jun 9 2021 - 10:30am

Adrian Martinez had the idea to start the podcast and contacted Professor John Shrader for recommendations on who could help him start the podcast. Shrader recommended senior sports media communication and broadcasting major Geoff Exstrom, who was also the Co-Sports Director at KRNU. The duo designed the podcast to bring fans behind the scenes of collegiate athletics at Nebraska and at universities across the country through connections Martinez has made with other athletes.

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Recent faculty accomplishments: June 2021

Jun 8 2021 - 6:45am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments in June 2021.

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Hearst National Championship Finalists Named

Jun 3 2021 - 4:15pm

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the 29 journalism students representing 20 universities from across the country who will compete in the 61st annual National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio, Television and Multimedia Championships, June 5 – 14, 2021.

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Carnegie-Knight Deans Statement on Tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones

May 27 2021 - 3:30pm

As deans of journalism and communication schools at some of the country’s leading research universities, we join with other journalists and educators to urge the trustees of the University of North Carolina to uphold the decision of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones.

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Dean Veil named NSRI Fellow

May 25 2021 - 11:30am

Dean Shari Veil has been named a research fellow at the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska. NSRI Fellows will contribute their expertise, talent and foresight to build multidisciplinary teams that develop solutions for complex problems across the spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNe) threats.

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Dean's Update May 2021

May 25 2021 - 9:30am

Earlier this month, at the first in person commencement ceremony in over a year, we celebrated as 217 students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications walked on stage at Memorial Stadium to receive their degrees. And just last week, Chancellor Green announced fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings on campus. We are planning for our classrooms to once again be at full capacity by the end of the summer.

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Remembrance: My Very Important Friend Chuck Piper

May 21 2021 - 9:45am

We all have friends who take walks through our lives. Some stop and visit for many years. Others are just waiting to go somewhere else. But, those who are in our lives for the long run, or walk, often end up being some of the most important and interesting people we’ll ever know. Chuck Piper was one of those very special, lifelong friends.

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Mullin qualifies for the Hearst National Writing Championship

May 16 2021 - 5:45am

Luke Mullin, a recent graduate who majored in journalism and sports media and communication, qualified for the Hearst National Writing Championship. The Championship will take place beginning on May 25th, with the final judging occurring virtually on June 6.  

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Amy Struthers

Amy Struthers to retire after 18 years

May 14 2021 - 4:15pm

Amy Struthers, professor of advertising and public relations, retired at the end of the spring 2021 semester. Her 18 years in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications was marked by leadership, dedication to experiential learning and a tireless commitment to helping students succeed.

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CoJMC announces fall 2021 graduate assistants

May 14 2021 - 2:45pm

Congratulations to the fall 2021 class of graduate assistants at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Graduate assistantships in the CoJMC are offered to promising scholars with an interest in gaining teaching, research or industry experience in their field.

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Sommer and Chitrodom awarded for senior capstone designs

May 14 2021 - 7:15am

While at UNL May 2021 graduates Sabrina Sommer and Destiney Chitrodom studied advertising and public relations at CoJMC and graphic design at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Both graduates received prestigious awards for their senior capstone design projects.

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Huskers take second place in the Bateman Case Study Competition

May 14 2021 - 6:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Bateman Team took second place in the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study Competition on May 13, 2021.  

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Recent faculty accomplishments: May 2021

May 13 2021 - 11:00am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments in May 2021. Dean Shari Veil received the Kappa Tau Alpha Outstanding Service award, professors Jessica Fargen Walsh and Jill Martin will present their research paper at the International Society of Weekly News Editors, professor Adam Wagler was chosen as a Fellow for the 2021-22 Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program and professor Frauke Hachtmann research paper on crisis advertising was accepted for presentation at this summer’s annual AEJMC Conference.

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CoJMC celebrates 217 graduates at first in-person commencement in over a year

May 9 2021 - 9:15am

Congratulations to the 203 undergraduate students and 14 graduate students who received their degrees at the first in-person commencement celebration since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last spring.

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CoJMC students inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha and Alpha Delta Sigma honor societies

May 9 2021 - 8:45am

Twenty CoJMC students were virtually inducted into the Alpha Delta Sigma and Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies on April 30. Five students were inducted into Alpha Delta Sigma and 15 were inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha. Shari Veil, dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was also inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha and received the Outstanding Service Award as a distinguished mentor and practitioner in risk and crisis communication.

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Bre TenHulzen wins top CoJMC presentation at Nebraska Research Days

May 6 2021 - 9:45am

Senior advertising and public relations major Bre TenHulzen began her university honors thesis project one year ago at the start of COVID-19 when she decided to research advertising during recessions throughout history and compare it to advertising patterns in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Grad Profile: Meera Patel

May 4 2021 - 3:15pm

Advertising and public relations senior Meera Patel is graduating this Saturday, May 8. Throughout Patel's time at the University, she has found her passion in web design. After starting classes in the CoJMC, she immediately knew that she was in the right spot.

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Professor Joe Starita to retire after 21 years

Apr 26 2021 - 5:30pm

On June 30, 2021, journalism professor Joe Starita will retire after 21 years at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. During his time in the college, Starita led the college’s award-winning depth reporting program, taught journalism ethics to hundreds of students and authored three award-winning non-fiction books that enhanced our understanding of Native American history.

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Dean's Update April 2021

Apr 26 2021 - 5:15pm

We have reached the end of an era. Three of our most prominent and beloved faculty have announced they will retire at the end of the semester. Over the last 20 years, Joe Starita, Amy Struthers and Trina Creighton have been pillars of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and impacted the lives of thousands of students.

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UNL junior champions campus inclusion and diversity

Apr 26 2021 - 2:15pm

BL congratulates UNL Ad/PR student Carina Collins, the first winner of the Bailey Lauerman Fund for Student Opportunity $5,000 scholarship which recognizes commitment to her craft and her efforts to cultivate a rich UNL campus environment by helping special needs students.

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Huskers selected as a finalist in the Bateman Case Study Competition

Apr 25 2021 - 7:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Bateman team was announced as a finalist in the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study Competition. 

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Three seniors win Student Luminary Awards

Apr 23 2021 - 4:15pm

Congratulations to senior advertising and public relations major Collin Fink, senior advertising and public relations and dance major Thao Duong and senior journalism and political science major Jared Long on receiving 2021 Student Luminary Awards from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

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Huskers place second in regional National Student Advertising Competition

Apr 23 2021 - 9:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln took second place in District 9 of the American Advertising Federation’s Virtual National Student Advertising Competition on April 16, 2021. District 9 includes colleges and universities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. This year had the largest pool of competitors with a total of 10 teams. The five judges, who represented various disciplines in advertising, were from North Dakota, Arizona, Missouri, Texas and Colorado. UNL’s team lost by one tenth of a point to long-standing rival, Mizzou.

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Alumni Spotlight: Megan Crain '19

Apr 19 2021 - 4:15pm

I am currently the digital media graduate assistant with the West Virginia University (WVU) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. This year, I've been focusing on photography, videography, video editing, and social media for our women's basketball team.

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Model behavior: Waite teaching machine learning via March Madness

Apr 19 2021 - 4:00pm

While out walking his dog, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Matt Waite realized that the annual rite of spring and college basketball was also an ideal opportunity to apply some lessons he was teaching in Sports Media and Communication 460: Advanced Sports Data Analysis. Some of the 19 undergrads in the class might be unfamiliar with, if not openly wary of, the quantitative realm, but most were already planning to fill out brackets. So he decided to turn the ritual exercise into a class exercise.

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‘Go fast, take chances’: Sheppard moonlights as competitive racer

Apr 19 2021 - 2:45pm

Jenn Sheppard feels most at home on two wheels and open trails. As a sponsored off-road motorcycle athlete, she’s competed in countless races over the past three decades. She’s equally as passionate about her role as assistant professor of practice in sports media and communication at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she strives to bring lessons from the racetrack into the classroom.

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Joe Weber

Nebraska journalism professor investigates the lure of extremism

Apr 19 2021 - 2:15pm

About five years ago, Nebraska journalism professor Joseph Weber became intrigued by news accounts of young Somali Americans in Minnesota accused in a plot to join ISIS. In May 2016, he traveled to Minneapolis to attend the lengthy trial of three Somali-American men. That launched three years of research, including lengthy interviews with star witness Abdirahman Abdirashid Bashir, a 20-year-old diverted from the plot in the nick of time by his father and other relatives. Bashir became an FBI informant and avoided the harsh fates of some among a dozen who were once his friends: lengthy prison sentences or death in the Middle East.

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Karissa Schmidt

Alumni Spotlight: Karissa Schmidt '20

Apr 19 2021 - 7:45am

Grad Year: 2020
Program: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Sports Media and Communication
Current Position: Communication & Events Coordinator, Grand Island Chamber of Commerces
Current Location: Grand Island, Nebraska 

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Advising team receives Savage Visual Communications Fellowship

Apr 18 2021 - 11:00am

The CoJMC advising team will receive the 2021 John Savage Visual Communications Fellowship from the Omaha Press Club and Omaha Press Club Foundation. The advising team includes Assistant Director of Advising Andrea Gaghagen, Academic Adviser Anne McConkey, Academic Adviser Karez Hassan and Academic Adviser Bridgett Grant.

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Five CoJMC students selected for prestigious Omaha Press Club scholarships

Apr 18 2021 - 9:00am

Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will receive scholarships from the Omaha Press Club for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Students, faculty and alumni win at the Eric Sevareid awards

Apr 18 2021 - 7:15am

Six University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students, one alum and Associate Professor John Shrader, took home awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards Competition in April 2021.   

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Seline Lecture with Randy Essex

Apr 16 2021 - 4:30pm

This year’s Seline Lecture guest speaker was executive editor of The Omaha World-Herald Randy Essex. The virtual event had over 50 attendees. His talk "Journalism Love Stories" covered why a news career is both important and fun.

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Jacht hosts master class with Wendy Guillies

Apr 15 2021 - 12:45pm

Wendy Guillies is CEO of the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. Late last month she led a masters class for CoJMC students called "Leading from the middle: Career Lessons from a Communicator-Turned-CEO."

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Huskers win 11 Society of Professional Journalists' awards

Apr 12 2021 - 9:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications' Climate Change Nebraska project swept up 11 awards – five for first place and six for second – in a regional competition honoring the best in student journalism.

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The Expanding Reach of Sports Broadcasting

Apr 11 2021 - 8:00am

CoJMC students are calling the action of softball and soccer this spring for the Huskers Sports Network in an arrangement with Learfield/IMG and the Athletic Department. The games are aired on 90.3 FM KRNU, and on the KRNU webstream, available at krnu.unl.edu.

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Jacht Press Release

Jacht Agency announces new members for Fall 2021

Apr 6 2021 - 5:00pm

Jacht Agency is proud to announce its crew for fall 2021. The crew is composed of both new and returning student “Jachters” from diverse backgrounds and disciplines at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jacht provides students with real-world experience that extends beyond classroom instruction by giving students opportunities to work in a real advertising agency setting.

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Nebraska Governance and Technology Center

Nebraska Governance and Technology Center announces supplemental grant awards

Apr 6 2021 - 10:30am

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) is pleased to announce a $50,000 investment in existing projects across the University through Supplemental Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Research Awards. The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has two faculty leading projects who received funding: Law and Policy Analysis of AI-Driven Health Technologies is led by Ming (Bryan) Wang, and Public Insights Lab is led by Professor Valerie Jones.

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Tyler Loebig and Madeline Christensen

Two alumni named Ad Rookies of the Year

Apr 5 2021 - 9:45am

Alumni Tyler Loebig and Madeline Christensen, both from Kearney, NE, were honored by AAF Lincoln as the Ad Rookies of the Year. Christensen graduated from UNL in 2017 with a degree in Journalism and Graphic Design. Loebig graduated from UNL in 2020 with a degree in Advertising and Relations, as well as Graphic Design. 

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Emily Conard

Conard to receive Roy and Catherine Yaley Student Leadership Award

Mar 28 2021 - 7:45am

Junior advertising and public relations and communication studies double major, Emily Conard, will receive the Roy and Catherine Yaley Student Leadership Award from the Nebraska Alumni Association. 

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Herbie Husker

Five CoJMC majors named Chancellor’s Scholars

Mar 28 2021 - 7:15am

Five College of Journalism and Mass Communication majors were named Chancellor’s Scholars on March 26. To be named a Chancellor’s Scholar is the highest academic award the university offers to undergraduate students. These students have earned an A in every undergraduate class.  

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Recent faculty accomplishments: April 2021

Mar 28 2021 - 7:15am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments in April 2021. 

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UNL PRSSA Hosting IBM Chief Communications Officer at “Ask Me Anything” Event

Mar 23 2021 - 12:15pm

On April 8, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CST, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” event with IBM Chief Communications Officer (CCO) Jonathan H. Adashek. During the event, students will have the opportunity to hear directly from the CCO and ask him any questions.

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Dean's Update March 2021

Mar 22 2021 - 3:30pm

Spring has sprung, and we are busy preparing for in-person commencement ceremonies. Our graduate students will have their degrees conferred at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and our undergraduates will participate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Memorial Stadium. While interactions at both ceremonies will still be limited, I’m so happy our students will get to physically cross the stage this year.

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Recent faculty accomplishments: March

Mar 22 2021 - 3:00pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments including research interviews, book proposal submissions and guest panelists at the latest AEJMC convention.

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Jacht Agency becomes PRSSA nationally affiliated

Mar 17 2021 - 1:15pm

Jacht Agency received the prestigious recognition of becoming a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Nationally Affiliated firm. Although there are over 100 student-run firms operated by PRSSA Chapters worldwide, only a select few are PRSSA Nationally Affiliated. As part of the national affiliation process, Jacht Agency established  a new Public Relations department as part of the student-run agency. After a semester's worth of planning and collaborating with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) PRSSA Chapter, Jacht Agency successfully implemented two Public Relations positions within the agency.

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Luci Moran

Story about the challenges of motherhood wins Perry Photojournalism Challenge

Mar 16 2021 - 7:15am

Luci Moran, a senior ADPR and journalism major from Omaha, won the top prize in the Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge on March 14 for her essay titled, “The Nature of Motherhood. Moran will receive a $10,000 scholarship to complete her studies at Nebraska. 

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Trina Creighton

Creighton grows as diversity and inclusion leader

Mar 12 2021 - 3:00pm

Associate Professor Trina Creighton has always been passionate about diversity and inclusion. But in the past few years, she has emerged as a leader on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus and in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, pushing diversity and inclusion efforts forward and ensuring that everyone has a voice.

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Huskers on the Move: March 2021

Mar 12 2021 - 9:15am

Congratulations to these alumni and incoming students who are "on the move". Whether they've made big strides in their careers, earned a national award or made national news— they've made CoJMC proud.

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Randy Gordon Retirement

Mar 11 2021 - 8:00pm

Randy Gordon, president and CEO of the National Grain and Feed Association since 2012, will retire from the association on March 31 following a nearly 43-year career at NGFA. A Nebraska native, Gordon is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with undergraduate degrees in journalism, history, and political science. Prior to joining NGFA, he worked at the university’s Agricultural Communications Department for three years.

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Marron publishes second book "Misogyny across Global Media"

Mar 11 2021 - 2:45pm

"Misogyny across Global Media," Maria Marron’s second book in the Communicating Gender Series, has just been published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. Marron, a professor of journalism in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, edited chapters from scholars worldwide and co-wrote a chapter on representations of misogyny in the Irish and English press.

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Four Huskers receive top awards in Roper Sports Writing Competition

Mar 10 2021 - 1:00pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications proudly announces the top place finishers in the Lynn and Dana Roper Sports Writing Competition 

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Brenna Doherty

Brenna Doherty Student Profile

Mar 9 2021 - 4:30pm

Senior advertising and public relations and broadcasting student Brenna Doherty designed the 2021 Virtual Perry Photojournalism Challenge graphics, the theme this year is “Mother Earth”. Doherty originally designed the graphics when she was a junior interning at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s communications department as a digital content specialist.

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Brent Bartels

Bartels places third in the BEA Festival of Media Arts

Mar 7 2021 - 8:00am

Brent Bartels placed third in the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Student Sports Competition’s Radio Sports Story/Feature/News category on March 2, 2021, for his entry, “Jon Miller, Baseball Storyteller.” Bartels graduated with double majors in broadcasting and sports media and communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications in December 2020.

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Four students chosen to be 2021 NSE orientation leaders

Mar 6 2021 - 1:45pm

Four CoJMC majors—Victoria Baker, Jared DeHaan, Emma Krab and Alec Rome—were chosen to be 2021 New Student Enrollment (NSE) orientation leaders. The NSE team is responsible for providing incoming Huskers with programs, information and resources designed to acclimate students and parents to campus life. 

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2021-2022 Clifton strengths coaches announced

Two freshmen selected as new Clifton strengths coaches

Mar 6 2021 - 1:30pm

Freshmen Naren Narasimhan and Niheala Ponnatha were chosen as Clifton strengths coaches for the 2021-2022 academic year. Narasimhan's majors are marketing and sports media and communication, and Ponnatha's majors are finance and journalism.

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UNL students aim to teach people how to have productive, civil conversations

Mar 6 2021 - 1:15pm
This year the UNL Bateman Team created a campaign called The Civility Effect to teach others how to have productive conversations about important topics. The team has been planning since October and had their first event at the UNL city union. Read the Lincoln Journal Star article and learn more about their campaign.
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Luke Mullin

Mullin and Keeler earn Hearst Sports Writing awards

Mar 6 2021 - 7:45am

Two students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications placed in the Hearst Journalism Awards Sports Writing Competition on March 3, 2021.

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Six receive Family & Friends Recognition Awards

Mar 6 2021 - 7:00am

On Friday, March 5, 2021, six members of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications community received Family & Friends Recognition awards during a virtual ceremony. The awards, formerly known as the Parents’ Recognition Award, recognize faculty and staff who have made a significant difference in students’ lives.  

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Collin Fink

Fink to receive 2021 Student Luminary Award

Feb 28 2021 - 7:30am

Collin Fink, a senior advertising and public relations major, will receive the 2021 Student Luminary Award. He was selected for his commitment to scholarship and leadership and his role in fostering a positive campus environment that improves the quality of life for all students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   

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20 Huskers to compete in Virtual Perry Photojournalism Challenge

Feb 26 2021 - 12:15pm

With a $10,000 scholarship on the line, 20 students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will compete in the Virtual Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from March 12-14.

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Natalie Saenz

Natalie Saenz places third in the Hearst audio competition

Feb 23 2021 - 3:45pm

Natalie Saenz placed third in the Hearst Journalism Awards audio competition. Saenz is a senior journalism and broadcasting double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. A third-place finish qualifies her to participate in the championship finals in June.  

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update February 2021

Feb 23 2021 - 12:00pm

Valentine’s Day is over, but we are still feeling the love in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. We enjoyed hearing the love stories of our alumni who met in or through the college. Some of our love birds have been living together for five years. Others have now been married for over 50 years. Professor Rick Alloway showed up in a couple of the love stories. He even officiated one of the weddings! We always knew the CoJMC was a great place to fall in love with career. It was fun to learn about our alumni who fell in love with each other too! 

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Photo taken in 1978 when CoJMC alumna Sara (Schweider) Kennedy hosted a party at her house in Tampa for fellow alumni working at Florida newspapers

Husker Love Story: Wes and Becky Albers

Feb 22 2021 - 3:15pm

Becky was a year ahead of Wes while attending UNL. The couple never had a class together, but Wes remembers a J School professor talking about a student named Rebecca Ross because she won a Hearst award for news writing. “I really don't think Becky had any idea I existed,” Wes said.

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Husker Love Story: Shelly and Wade Anderson

Feb 22 2021 - 3:00pm

Shelly and Wade Anderson met in 1985 during the second semester of their freshman year at the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Wade was enrolled in an introductory public speaking class where Shelly was the teaching assistant after taking the course the previous semester.

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Mark and Liz engagement photo in 1981

Husker Love Story: Mark Getzfred and Liz Austin

Feb 22 2021 - 3:00pm

Sitting in a Valentinos the summer before Liz’s second year of law school, they decided they wanted to get married. “Mark was always saying when we get married this and when we get married that, it was never well, do you want to get married?” Liz said. “But it was us, we set the date after that day in Valentino’s and were married the summer before my last semester in law school.”

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Harry and Linda married in First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, NE, November 7, 1970.

Husker Love Story: Harry and Linda Argue

Feb 22 2021 - 3:00pm

Harry and Linda (McClure) Argue started dating in 1967 when their roommates — who happened to be dating — suggested that Harry ask Linda out on a date. He looked Linda up in the “buzz book,” a directory where you could find all the sorority pledges information, and they went to a hangout at the Nebraska Union called “The Crib” for a coke.

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Colton and Sylvia engagement photo.

Husker Love Story: Colton and Sylvia Stone

Feb 22 2021 - 2:45pm

After graduating from CoJMC, the couple got married, and Alloway officiated the wedding. The day was extra special because it was Alloway’s 39th wedding anniversary. In 2019 the couple moved to Omaha to start their careers, but Sylvia was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 23.

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Husker Love Story: Mike and Karey Koehn

Feb 22 2021 - 2:45pm

At the start of the fall semester of her junior year, Karey (Shepard) Koehn was looking for a classmate who could take notes if she ever had to miss class. She searched in the hallway outside the classroom, spotted Mike and decided he would be her notes person and went to introduce herself.

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Jake Strange and Amanda Walla

Husker Love Story: Jake Strange and Amanda Walla

Feb 22 2021 - 2:30pm

Jake and Amanda first met in 2012 in Mass Media 101. Amanda remembers having assigned seats and that Jake’s seat was always in her line of vision. Eventually Jake asked Amanda on a coffee date which turned into more coffee dates where they would talk for hours.

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Husker Love Story: Jon and Taryn Vanderford

Feb 22 2021 - 2:30pm

When Jon and Taryn Vanderford first met at UNL, they had two things in common: they were both in the Cornhusker Marching Band, and they played the same instrument, the saxophone. During her sophomore year of college, Taryn decided to join the broadcasting program at UNL, and it was her first step in getting to know Jon.

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Husker Love Story: Erik and Elise Wieseman

Feb 22 2021 - 2:15pm

Elise Hernandez met Erik Wieseman when she was hired as an intern at Lincoln advertising agency Archrival in 2009. Erik had already graduated from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2008, he was working at the Lincoln Journal Star.

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Summer Financial Aid

Summer Financial Aid Information for students

Feb 22 2021 - 9:30am

Students must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application in MyRed (opening in Mid-March) in order to be awarded summer aid. The Summer Financial Aid Application can be completed on MyRed under the Financial Aid tab. Students must enroll in their summer courses first. Summer registration will open March 1st. Once students are enrolled in their summer courses, the Summer Aid Application will become available.  

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Husker Love Stories

Feb 21 2021 - 7:00pm

We interviewed nine couples who fell in love and met through their connection with CoJMC. Some couples met in an activity or a class, others were set up by a mutual friend at the college, and still others met post-graduation in a "right place, right time" circumstance. See how each of these couples use the communication skills they learned at the college in their work and personal lives.

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Recent faculty accomplishments

Feb 21 2021 - 1:30pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty have achieved several noteworthy accomplishments including earning grants to support curriculum development and scholarship and publishing a new book 

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Students and alumni win at 2021 Nebraska American Advertising Awards

Feb 21 2021 - 12:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications had a strong presence at the 2021 Nebraska American Advertising Awards on Feb. 18. CoJMC students brought home 12 awards (eight silver and four gold)CoJMC alums Tyler Loebig and Madeline Christensen of the Lincoln-based agency Pixel Bakery, were honored by AAF Lincoln as the Ad Rookies of the YearStudent winners watched the ceremony virtually at a watch party hosted by the college.

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Andy Jacobs

Andy Jacobs places ninth in the Hearst Explanatory Reporting category

Feb 18 2021 - 3:15pm

Journalism, broadcasting and psychology triple major, Andrianna “Andy” Jacobs earned ninth place in the Hearst Explanatory Writing Competition.

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Jacht Press Release

JACHT AGENCY WINS FLUX STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION AWARD

Feb 18 2021 - 1:15pm

LINCOLN, Neb. – Jacht Agency received a video/motion graphics honorable mention award from the 2020 Flux Student Design Competition for their video and production work for The Decent Co.

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Four CoJMC broadcasting and production students named NBS competition finalists

Feb 18 2021 - 1:00pm

Four broadcasting production students are finalists in the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, sponsored by National Broadcasting Society (NBS). The awards will be announced Saturday, Mar. 13th, 2021 at the 79th annual NBS/AERho convention at the hybrid event that will be streamed online while taking place in Indianapolis.

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356 students earn their spot on the Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Feb 14 2021 - 12:30pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications students faced many challenges last semester— from shifting their learning to a more online structure to learning communication during a time history when communication is almost completely virtual.

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Dean's Update January 2021

Jan 22 2021 - 12:45pm
Andersen Hall is once again buzzing with the excitement of a new semester! After an extended winter break, students will finally be returning to campus this week. During the break, we were busy teaching engaging pop-up classes, designing new special topic classes, wrapping up research and creative projects, and interviewing finalists for our six faculty positions.
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Jeremy Lohrman

Jeremy Lohrman announced as new director of development

Jan 21 2021 - 5:15pm

Jeremy Lohrman, from the University of Nebraska Foundation, has been appointed as the College of Journalism and Mass Communications new director of developmentLohrman is looking forward to working with each of CoJMC’s supporters and helping advance the mission of the college and the university.

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Rusty Cunningham

Alumni Spotlight: Rusty Cunningham '77

Jan 21 2021 - 5:00pm

Rusty Cunningham graduated from the college in 1977, and since then has jetsetted across the country for different jobs to further his career in journalism. He went to New York for a year, back to Nebraska for another and then joined Lee enterprises where he worked for several different newspapers from 1979 to 2020. Cunningham recently retired from his role as the executive editor of River Valley Media.

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Celebrating the grants, fellowships and professorships recently awarded to faculty

Jan 21 2021 - 4:45pm

Congratulations to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty members who have recently received a grant, fellowship or professorship to further their research. Faculty are tackling challenges in their prospective industries such as—computer mediated communication among female athletes and news coverage of water issues in Nebraska. Others have plans to study the effects of COVID-19 on the advertising industry or develop a Public Insight Lab.

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Karez Hassan

Welcome, Karez!

Jan 21 2021 - 3:15pm

Karez Hassan has joined the CoJMC advising team! Karez was previously an academic advisor in the College of Architecture. She has also worked as an intern for Career Services and as a GA in the College of Engineering's advising office. She earned an M.A. in Educational Administration and a B.A. in Psychology, both from UNL.

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Two Nebraska students chosen for Most Promising Multicultural Student program

Jan 21 2021 - 3:00pm

Two College of Journalism and Mass Communications seniors were chosen to partake in the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) Most Promising Multicultural Student program that takes place Jan. 26 - 29, 2021.

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Huskers on the Move January 2021

Huskers on the Move: January 2021

Jan 15 2021 - 4:15pm

Congratulations to two CoJMC alumni on making big strides in their careers. Ronald Ng joined MRM, a marketing agency and part of McCann Worldgroup, as their new global chief creative officer, and Jeff Zeleny has been named chief national affairs correspondent at CNN.

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Three students earn reporting positions with News21

Jan 15 2021 - 3:15pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students Kylie Graham of Olathe, Kansas, Brenda Maytorena of Puebla City, Mexico, and Natalie Saenz of Scottsbluff were chosen as student fellows for the Carnegie-Knight News21 Program at Arizona State University. During the spring semester of 2021, they’ll attend a weekly virtual seminar led by News21 Executive Editor Jacqueline Petchel, a former senior editor for investigations and enterprise at the Houston Chronicle.

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Gary Kebbel

Gary Kebbel announces retirement after 10 years at CoJMC

Jan 12 2021 - 4:15pm

Journalism Prof. Gary Kebbel has retired after 10 years in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, two as dean. As a faculty member, Kebbel was a grant partner with the Asian American Journalism Association and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association to embed a diversity reporter in the college for a year. He received grants from UNL and from the Stevens Initiative (run by the Aspen Institute) to create a global news class where his students talked weekly with students in Oman about world issues. He also created classes in mobile media and in social media event planning.

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Paper Anvil Awards

PRSSA, Bateman and Jacht win 11 Paper Anvil Awards

Jan 12 2021 - 4:15pm

“I’m very proud of these hardworking students,” Griffin said. “Many of these initiatives were completed at the peak of the pandemic, and these student leaders pushed forward and truly shined during a period of great adversity.”

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Lisa Crawford

Grad Profile: Lisa Crawford

Dec 19 2020 - 2:15pm
Lisa Crawford earned her masters of arts in professional journalism from University of Nebraska-Lincoln COJMC Graduate Programs this weekend.
 
She's the public affairs specialist for Nebraska National Guard and hopes to soon teach english, journalism or communications at a local college in Lincoln.
 
Post graduation Lisa is taking time to reflect on her accomplishments. This is the first time since she first began her education journey in 2005 that she hasn't been working towards a degree.
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Gabriel Vegas Valente

Grad Spotlight: Gabriel Vegas Valente

Dec 19 2020 - 1:45pm
When Gabriel Vegas Valente was 17 he moved to Nebraska from Santos, São Paulo, Brazil to begin his college career at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
While at UNL he majored in sports media communication and business administration, he earned two undergraduate degrees this weekend.
 
As the co-founder of the Brazilian Student Organization at Nebraska (BRASA), Gabriel is passionate about sharing Brazil's beauty with the world. Read more about Gabriel's involvements.
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Grace Trexel

Grad Spotlight: Grace Trexel

Dec 19 2020 - 1:15pm
Grace Trexel is a journalism graduate who's started her own photography business Grace Trexel Photography. She's the oldest of six children and is proud to be a first generation college graduate.
 
Grace is grateful to be part of a Husker community filled with people who strive to make the world a better place. Read more about Grace here.
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Husker student wears a face mask on campus in fall 2020.

Commitment to students carries college through pandemic

Dec 16 2020 - 8:15am

The global coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has presented unprecedented challenges for everyone, including colleges and universities.  During all the turmoil throughout the year, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications has remained committed to educating the next generation of journalists and communicators during every up and down throughout the year. 

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Shari Veil

Message from the Dean

Dec 15 2020 - 3:15pm

What a year! 2020 was filled with challenges and incredible accomplishments.

Our students covered the Iowa Caucuses and tracked political news coverage. They covered Covid-19 for the New York Times and used traffic patterns to provide local insight on the pandemic. They covered Husker Sports, even when they couldn’t attend the games. They dove even deeper into understanding climate change and received national attention for their coverage of the climate crisis.

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Shari Veil in Andersen Hall

Dean's Update December

Dec 15 2020 - 10:30am

What a year! 2020 was filled with challenges and incredible accomplishments.

Our students covered the Iowa Caucuses and tracked political news coverage. They covered Covid-19 for the New York Times and used traffic patterns to provide local insight on the pandemic. They covered Husker Sports, even when they couldn’t attend the games. They dove even deeper into understanding climate change and received national attention for their coverage of the climate crisis. They worked on advertising and public relations campaigns for more than 50 university partners, community businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

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78 join strategic planning committee, including 21 alumni and industry partners

Dec 14 2020 - 3:15pm

In August 2020, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a year-long strategic planning process to lay the groundwork for the future.

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Guest speaker program brings alumni back to the classroom

Dec 14 2020 - 3:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communication launched a guest speaker program in July 2020 to bring alumni back to the classroom.

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Herbie Husker

Big Red reunions welcome alums from seven decades

Dec 14 2020 - 2:45pm

When Shari Veil assumed the role of dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications in July 2020, she was determined to continue hosting alumni events despite the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Climate change depth report gains national attention

Dec 14 2020 - 11:45am

Climate Change Nebraska, a yearlong student depth-reporting project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gained national attention when it was featured in Katie Couric’s newsletter “Wake-up Call” in October 2020. 

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Welcome to Andersen Hall

Dec 14 2020 - 11:30am

This spring, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will cut the ribbon on a  renovation of the lobby to Andersen Hall, the college's home. 

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Students report from the Iowa Caucuses

Election 2020: Student Coverage

Dec 14 2020 - 11:15am
Throughout 2020, College of Mass Communications and Journalism students had the opportunity to experience the process of American democracy in a few different ways.
The first opportunity was in the beginning of February when twelve students traveled to Iowa to report on the caucuses. They made connections with news organizations, photographers and multimedia journalists from all over the country and world. CoJMC faculty members Jill Martin, Olga Pierce and John Shrader accompanied the students.
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D.A. Graham speaks to Jacht students during Anchor Week

Jacht Agency celebrates diversity and inclusion through Anchor Week activities

Dec 14 2020 - 11:15am
In November 2020, the Jacht Agency launched Anchor Week, an annual week-long celebration of diversity and inclusion. 
“Diversity and inclusion have always been strong pillars of Jacht," said Jemalyn Griffin, Jacht director and assistant professor of practice. “This week gives students the opportunity to recognize and learn more about diversity and inclusion and recognize those values among their peers.”  
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Omaha World-Herald Fellows get a taste of the real world

Dec 14 2020 - 11:00am

Founded in the 2008, the Omaha World-Herald Fellows program provides emerging journalists with the chance to learn from working journalists and apply for a coveted fellowship with the organization.

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Former Interim Dean Amy Struthers and Dean Shari Veil outside Andersen Hall.

CoJMC has smooth transition during a rocky year

Dec 14 2020 - 10:30am

Shari Veil looked forward to moving to Lincoln and becoming the dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications after she was hired in December 2019. 

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Emergency support helps students in a pinch

Dec 14 2020 - 10:15am

For most working adults, a stolen bike is not a big deal. But if you are a college student, your bike might be the only way for you to get to class or the part-time job you need to pay the rent. 

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Bailey Lauerman establishes diversity and creativity scholarship

Dec 14 2020 - 10:15am

Bailey Lauerman, an integrated marketing, design, public relations, social, digital, and production agency in Nebraska, is funding a new scholarship for students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Bailey Lauerman Fund for Student Opportunity was created to support students who advance diversity and cultivate a rich campus environment at the University of Nebraska. 

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Shari Veil in Andersen Hall

Dean's Update November

Nov 23 2020 - 8:30pm
As of today, our condensed fall 2020 semester has officially come to a close. Our students, faculty and staff have put an incredible amount of time, effort and creativity into making this semester a success. I am proud of the interesting and thought-provoking work they have produced and the grit they have shown through adversity.
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NGTC

Nebraska Governance and Technology Center student fellows announced

Nov 23 2020 - 7:30pm

The inaugural class of Nebraska Governance and Technology student fellows includes four students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Alex Paun, Brandi Bue, Jasmine Alexander and Rafael Maschieri Bicudo will spend the 2020-2021 academic year researching the challenges of changing technology.

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Lyle Denniston

Reclaiming the prairie heritage

Nov 23 2020 - 7:15pm
Alumnus Lyle Denniston is serving on the research and creative activity task force of the CoJMC Strategic Planning Committee. He reflects on our strategic planning process and our attempt to solve the riddle of what makes CoJMC distinctive.
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Husker Love

Nov 23 2020 - 5:15pm

During the Virtual Big Red Reunion, we met six alumni from the '60s and '70s who are married to each other, so we decided to write a feature story on alumni who fell in love in CoJMC. If you met your significant other through activities, classes or classmates in the college, please email Dean Veil. We would love to tell your story in our February newsletter!

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The Social Dilemma

Joe Toscano featured in Netflix Documentary 'The Social Dilemma'

Nov 23 2020 - 12:00pm

Alum Joe Toscano left his job as a consultant for Google after grappling with the realities of how technology impacts society. In the documentary, Toscano helps make the dangers of data sharing more known to those who may not understand how their data is being used.

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Charting our Future

Vision, Mission, Values

Nov 23 2020 - 8:30am

The strategic planning vision, mission and values task force welcomes feedback on the current statement draft. Please email Dean Veil directly with comments and suggestions. All task forces will post their revised distinctive capabilities, measures and strategies to the strategic planning website on December 1. Alumni are encouraged to provide feedback on all areas of the plan.

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Firespring helps make student campaigns, senior capstones a success

Nov 20 2020 - 8:45pm

The advertising and public relations Fall 2020 campaigns courses collaborated with account strategists at Firespring to complete senior capstones. It was the first time faculty members Valerie Jones and Adam Wagler had their students work with Lincoln based creatives to help complete company projects.

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Two senior students earn their spot on Homecoming royalty

Nov 20 2020 - 8:30pm
Jared Long, a journalism and political science double major, and Mitch Fisher, an advertising and public relations major were named 2020 Homecoming candidates. Both seniors encompass CoJMC's "do from day one" mentality that has helped them stand out since their journey first began at Andersen Hall.
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UNL's Public Relations Student Society of America Club wins eight Paper Anvil Awards

Nov 20 2020 - 8:00pm
The chapter was genuinely honored to have received eight awards from Public Relations Society of America as a culmination of the hard work the membership accomplished in 2020. Faculty advisor Jemalyn Griffin reflected on their continued growth as a club that builds inclusive, determined leaders in the public relations field.
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Elizabeth Austin

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Austin '79

Nov 20 2020 - 4:45pm

Elizabeth Austin works as a commercial bankruptcy lawyer at Pullman & LLC. Her hometown is McCook, Nebraska, but she currently lives in New York, New York.

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student wearing a mask in Andersen Hall

Peer mentor program helps new students adjust and student mentors grow

Nov 20 2020 - 3:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications piloted the peer mentor program in Fall 2019, and fully implemented the program this Fall 2020 semester. Students are assigned a mentor in JOMC 100: The First Year Experience, a required course for all first semester students in the college. Assistant Director of Advising Andrea Gaghagen was excited to see such a positive response from participating students at the end of the Fall semester.

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Huskers on the Move

Huskers on the Move

Nov 20 2020 - 12:45pm

Congratulations to three CoJMC alumni on making big strides in their careers. Angel Jennings has been named assistant managing editor for culture and talent at The Los Angeles Times, Hub Brown has been named dean of the College of Journalism and Communication at the University of Florida, and Paige Dimakos has been named CEO of The Draft Network.

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Jacht Press Release

JACHT AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS FOR SPRING 2021

Nov 2 2020 - 11:00am

Members of the Jacht Agency are excited to announce its crew for spring 2021. Fifty-one new members represent both new and returning student “Jachters” from diverse backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Jacht is UNL’s full-service, student-run advertising agency located in the Haymarket District.

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Jacht Press Release

JACHT AGENCY CELEBRATES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION THROUGH ANCHOR WEEK ACTIVITIES

Nov 2 2020 - 8:45am

LINCOLN, Neb. – Jacht Agency is proud to announce Anchor Week, a week-long celebration of diversity and inclusion throughout the agency. Diversity and inclusion have always been strong pillars of Jacht, and this week gives students the opportunity to recognize that among their peers. Anchor Week will take place the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 6, 2020.

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Shari Veil in Andersen Hall

Dean's Update October

Oct 29 2020 - 8:15am
Thank you to everyone who has joined in the CoJMC Virtual Big Red Reunion! I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting alumni of the “J-school,” as CoMJC is known to most graduates. Getting to know alumni through the decades of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s so far has been as entertaining as it has been educational. Oh, how things have changed!
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Climate Change Nebraska

Climate Change Nebraska project catches more national attention from Katie Couric 

Oct 29 2020 - 7:00am

Aila Ganic is a sophomore political science major involved in the Climate Change Nebraska project. She wrote an article about being a young activist for Katie Couric's newsletter "Wake-Up Call".

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Dr. D. A. Graham

Join Jacht’s kick off to Anchor Week with a social justice seminar from Dr. D. A. Graham

Oct 28 2020 - 7:45am

How do you embrace people from all walks of life and facilitate groups so that people are heard deeply, valued for their contribution and acknowledged for their unique experience? In this social justice seminar you'll discuss how to address power differences, unearned advantages, racial oppression and more.

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Colby Dolan '12

Alumni Spotlight: Colby Dolan '12

Oct 27 2020 - 9:45am

The most important quality to have out in the real world...is to be flexible. Sometimes you're going to experience things you never thought you would, or you're going to be ask to do things you may not know how to do. It's uncomfortable. It's scary. But each experience will help you grow and your employers will see your ability to adapt and to learn and to be an asset.

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Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Holman '73

Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Holman '73

Oct 27 2020 - 9:30am

Going to the University for my last two years of college was life changing in many ways -- but the most impactful was meeting my husband, who was also a graduate of the College of Journalism in the news editorial sequence. We were married for 42 years before he died in 2016.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ericka (Hascall) Galbraith '00

Alumni Spotlight: Ericka (Hascall) Galbraith '00

Oct 27 2020 - 8:45am

I'm currently working through the transformation and evolution of traditional mobile unit broadcasts into remote integrations as well as guiding sponsorship integrations within College Football coverage on ABC and ESPN.

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Clarey Castner, Terry Fairfield and Greg Jensen in front of the newly dedicated Andersen Hall in October 2001. 

Jensen to retire after 31 years

Oct 26 2020 - 12:15pm
Greg Jensen, senior director of development for the University of Nebraska Foundation, will retire on Oct. 31, 2020, after 31 years. 
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Briana Aldridge

Multicultural Homecoming event features recent Masters’ grad Briana Aldridge

Oct 26 2020 - 9:45am
The College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee invited Briana Aldridge, a recent grad of our Masters’ program, to headline our Multicultural Homecoming Event. Aldridge shared her thesis The challenges Black women face breaking into the sports broadcasting industry over Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
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Lauren Tritch

Student Lauren Tritch used unknowns of the pandemic as an opportunity to grow

Oct 26 2020 - 6:45am

“I wanted to continue building my network, but more than that I wanted to build relationships with people.” Tritch said. “The pandemic presented a really unique opportunity for me to connect with professionals because we all were going through a similar experience with Covid.”

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National Student Advertising Competition and Fox Deportes earn 2020 Prism Awards

Oct 23 2020 - 8:30am
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications won two PRISM awards and two Merit awards from Lincoln’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter. In addition to CoJMC’s winnings, The National Student Advertising Campaign (NSAC) Team brought home two PRISM awards and a merit award.
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Dean Shari Veil teaching

We're hiring five faculty in advertising and sports media

Oct 21 2020 - 10:30pm
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched searches in October for five new faculty to join our advertising and public relations (ADPR) and sports media and communication (SPMC) programs. 
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Brooke Lamkins

Student Spotlight: Brooke Lamkins

Oct 6 2020 - 10:15am

Grad Year: May 2021
Major: ADPR
Current Internship: Multimedia Strategist at Jacht
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

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Dean Shari Veil

Dean's Update September

Sep 22 2020 - 12:30pm
We’ve almost made it to the half-way point of the condensed fall semester, students are still on campus and football is back! While I can’t invite you all to a big Husker Homecoming just yet, we are making plans to bring you together virtually.
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Justin Peterson '07

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Peterson '07

Sep 21 2020 - 10:15am

I lead the internal digital production arm with the Boston Celtics. We handle internal content production needs from digital to social and commercial. Over the past couple years, I have developed my strengths in motion graphics. I spend most of my creative time in post-production and motion graphics. I work with IT managing our infrastructure and digital assets in addition to leading a talented team of versatile shooter/editors. We cover a wide range of events and document what we can to connect and grow the bond between our fans and our players, which includes traveling with the team for some behind-the-scenes access.

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Omaha-World Herald

Two journalism students named 2020 Omaha World-Herald Fellows

Sep 18 2020 - 2:45pm

The Omaha World-Herald chose two students from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications to work as reporting fellows at the newspaper for fall 2020. Will Bauer of Hawley, MN is this year’s Husker and Sports fellow, and Nick McConnell of Lincoln is the Breaking News fellow.

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Gene Budig: photo courtesy of The Lawrence World Journal

Obituary: Gene Budig

Sep 18 2020 - 2:45pm

"Gene Budig was a 1962 Journalism graduate. I met him when he was chancellor at the University of Kansas. He died at age 81. He was one of our most notable alumnus. Quiet, self-effacing. The educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska was head of three major universities and the last president of the American League."- Barney McCoy

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Paige Dimakos

Alumni Spotlight: Paige Dimakos '13

Sep 18 2020 - 12:00pm
I am the Chief Operating Officer of The Draft Network. I am in charge of designing and implementing business operations, establishing policies that promote company culture and vision and overseeing operations of the company and the work of executives.&nbsp;</span><span>I am also involved with a start-up called, DFND that is partnered with a NFL Superstar, but details to follow on that. 
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Lauren Geisert

Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Geisert '14

Sep 18 2020 - 11:30am

I work at Pizza Hut corporate managing all creative for social (paid and organic) and paid digital media (display, high impact, etc.). I also have a heavy hand in partnership and activation content creation. I have had the opportunity to travel to Sundance Film Festival, San Diego ComiCon and the Final Four, I led an NFL digital shoot that turned into a Super Bowl TV commercial, I attended some amazing conferences and am lucky enough to work with some of the BEST agency folks in the biz. 

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Photo by Karin Ellefson

20 students and alumni chosen as ambassadors for Lincoln Covid-19 community initiative

Sep 17 2020 - 11:15am

Keys? Check. Phone? Check. Mask? Check. 6 feet? Check. Hands? Check. That’s the motto for the new LNK is Greater Than campaign.

This six-week initiative, put on by Archrival and the Lincoln Community Foundation, is touching (socially distantly) students and young adults, alike.

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UNL Poker Club President Alec Rome develops plan to keep members safe during meetings

Sep 16 2020 - 11:00am
While the university has made changes to keep the campus community safe during classes this fall, clubs and other student organizations have created their own policies to allow safe socializing for students. One student club, the UNL Poker Club, has been developing and making plans in order to meet their club’s goals while also keeping its members safe.
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The Circle's first meeting outside Andersen Hall

UNL's newest club "The Circle" seeks to foster a sense of community on campus

Sep 15 2020 - 2:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s newest Recognized Student Organization (RSO) is called The Circle. A group of students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) founded the club because they saw the need for raw and real conversations across UNL’s campus.

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Valerie  Jones and Bryan Wang

Wang and Jones selected for NGTC Faculty Fellows Program

Sep 12 2020 - 6:45am

Associate Professors Valerie Jones and Bryan Wang were selected to join the inaugural class or the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Faculty Fellows Program.

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center studies the ever-changing relationship between law and technology, how the law can regulate technology and how new technologies affect what the law can do. 

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Dean Shari Veil

Dean's Update August

Aug 26 2020 - 12:15pm
Dear Alumni and Friends of CoJMC, Students are back on campus and the fall semester is officially underway! This semester is a little different with an array of class formats and everyone in masks, but you can still feel the energy and excitement of starting a new year throughout Andersen Hall. I am proud of our dedicated faculty and staff who have put in an incredible amount of time and effort planning and preparing for this fall.
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Eight Husker journalism students receive Pinnacle Awards

Eight Husker journalism students receive Pinnacle Awards

Aug 26 2020 - 11:45am

Eight College of Journalism and Mass Communications students recently received college division awards at the 2020 Virtual Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) Pinnacle Awards.

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William P.

Obituary: William P. "Bill" Eddy

Aug 25 2020 - 11:30am

June 10, 1946 - August 6, 2020

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Julie Schmit-Albin

Obituary: Julie Schmit-Albin

Aug 25 2020 - 8:45am

A force in Nebraska's anti-abortion movement, Nebraska Right to Life Executive Director Julie Schmit-Albin, died Saturday following a prolonged illness, one day short of her 64th birthday. She graduated from the college in 1979 with a journalism degree.

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Bud Pagel

CoJMC Professor Emeritus Bud Pagel receives the Nebraska Alumni Association's Doc Elliott Award

Aug 24 2020 - 5:45pm

This year’s recipient is Professor Emeritus Alfred “Bud” Pagel, whose career at the university has spanned 28 years in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. To congratulate Bud and celebrate this amazing accomplishment you can mail cards to this address:

1840 Twin Ridge Road

Lincoln NE 68506

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Trina Creighton

Trina Creighton facilitates conversation about race with CoJMC students, faculty and staff

Aug 24 2020 - 5:15pm

To Creighton, her social justice course is about helping her students see where they can fit in to make a better society and she feels so fulfilled in her teaching role when she hears them talking about being better citizens. Now Creighton is taking her tactics and applying them to the CoJMC faculty space. 

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Bev Keever

CoJMC Distinguished Alumni Series: Bev Keever

Aug 24 2020 - 2:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has started a new series to honor and celebrate some of our most distinguished alumni. The first video in the series recognizes the work Bev Keever did as a journalist during the Vietnam War.

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Elizabeth Rembert

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Rembert, '19

Aug 21 2020 - 11:30am

Name: Elizabeth Rembert
Grad Year: 2019
Major: Journalism
Current Position: Agriculture Reporter at Bloomberg News
Current Location: Lincoln, NE

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Christopher Galen

Alumni Spotlight: Christopher Galen, '85

Aug 19 2020 - 10:30am

Name: Christopher Galen
Grad Year: 1985
Major: Broadcasting
Current Position: Senior Vice President for Member Services & Strategic Initiatives, National Milk Producers Federation
Current Location: Arlington, VA

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CoJMC expands emergency support for students

Aug 16 2020 - 11:15am

Thanks to alumni and donors' generous contributions, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications expands emergency funding options for students.  

Beginning on Aug. 17, 2020, students can apply for emergency funding for "life interruptions." These interruptions might include a car breaking down, a laptop repair or replacement or an unexpected medical bill. 

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UNL’s Climate Change Nebraska Project Launches In-Depth Website

Aug 16 2020 - 8:30am

Climate Change Nebraska, a yearlong student depth-reporting project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, announced today the unveiling of a powerful, dynamic website on climate change in NebraskaClimate Change 2020 - What Could It Mean for Nebraska?

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Betsy Totten

CoJMC masters graduate spurs "Feed the E.R.” campaign in California

Aug 15 2020 - 9:45am

It all started with a Facebook post that mentioned someone bringing food from local restaurants to the E.R. workers at the local hospital. Totten immediately thought, why not do an entire campaign?

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Dean Shari Veil

Dean's Update July

Jul 29 2020 - 5:15pm
Dear Alumni and Friends of CoJMC, I am delighted to write to you for the first time as dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. I am grateful to Interim Dean Amy Struthers for her leadership the last two and a half years and am thankful for her partnership during the transition. Amy’s steady hand and dedication to all members of the CoJMC family guided the college through a time of great uncertainty.
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UNL PRSSA receives Star Chapter Award

Jul 27 2020 - 4:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter received the 2020 Star Chapter Award from PRSSA National. This award is distributed to Chapters who exhibit a commitment to leadership and growth.

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USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative

New partnership brings election cybersecurity initiative to Nebraska

Jul 24 2020 - 8:45am

In June 2020, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications joined the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC). The Center, housed in the College of Law, was established in partnership with the Colleges of Business and Engineering in February 2020. The Center was founded to examine the ever-changing relationship between law and technology. 

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UNL student wearing face mask

Preparing for the Fall 2020 Semester 

Jul 22 2020 - 3:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications will welcome students back to Andersen Hall for the fall 2020 semester. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will welcome students back to Andersen Hall for the fall 2020 semester. The college has been hard at work updating our facilities, policies and procedures to ensure a safe learning environment. 

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Jess Rustad

Alumni Spotlight: Jess Rustad, '05

Jul 22 2020 - 12:15pm

Name: Jess Rustad (Kinser)
Grad Year:
2005
Major:
Broadcasting
Current Position: Director of Communications and Marketing, Farmers Mutual of Nebraska
Current Location:
Lincoln, NE

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Alexandria Leavenworth

Alumni Spotlight: Alexandria Leavenworth '17

Jul 22 2020 - 11:15am

Name: Alexandria Leavenworth
Grad Year: 2017
Program: Master of Arts, Integrated Media and Communications
Current Position: Promotion Manager, KSBW 8 & Central Coast ABC at Hearst Television
Current Location: Monterey, CA

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Alex Wunrow

Alumni Spotlight: Alex Wunrow, '14

Jul 22 2020 - 10:00am

Name: Alex Wunrow
Grad Year: 2014
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Current Position: Digital Media Manager, New York City Comptroller
Current Location: Brooklyn, NY

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Channel 8 News Reporter Allie Snow

KLKN-TV Channel 8 hires CoJMC Class of 2020 Graduate

Jul 21 2020 - 4:15pm

Finding a job post graduation can be a difficult endeavor for any graduate, but the Class of 2020 faces more challenges because of the global pandemic. This obstacle didn’t discourage many of our CoJMC graduates.

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Jacht Ad Agency’s First Summer Internship

Jul 17 2020 - 4:15pm

Jacht Ad Agency’s crew members are working over the summer for the first Jacht Summer Internship in the agency’s 10 years of existence. In the midst of Covid-19, working remotely is just one adjustment that has been made to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for both students and clients. While procedures look different this summer, projects are swiftly moving forward.

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Nathan Bacon

Senior broadcasting student creates Alexa flash briefing for Nebraska News Service

Jul 11 2020 - 5:45pm

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student has created a new communication tool for the college’s statewide wire service.

Nathan Bacon is a part of the Nebraska News Service internship program this summer through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

 

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Andy Fairbairn

Obituary: Andy Fairbairn

Jul 11 2020 - 3:15pm

March 19, 1973 - July 4, 2020

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Nebraska Governance and Technology Center receives $250,000 from Knight Foundation

Jul 2 2020 - 9:45am

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The grant, made to the University of Nebraska Foundation, will support research and programming at the interdisciplinary center based in the College of Law.

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Summer internship program helps college’s students and industry partners

Jun 30 2020 - 4:45pm

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Nebraska in the Spring of 2020, many College of Journalism and Mass Communications students lost their summer jobs and internships. Simultaneously many news outlets and businesses were struggling to keep up with the rapidly unfolding situation.

Jill Martin, assistant professor of practice in journalism, saw an opportunity to help students and improve coverage and communications about the Pandemic in Nebraska

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Cheryl Butler

Obituary: Cheryl Butler

Jun 29 2020 - 3:45pm

Cheryl Butler, who retired in 2004 from The Washington Post as director of recruiting and hiring for the newsroom, died May 21 at a hospital in Lewes, Del. She was 75.

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Verle D. Finke

Obituary: Verle D. Finke

Jun 29 2020 - 2:30pm

Verle D. Finke

November 1, 1954 - June 19, 2020

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Obituary: Walter “Walt” William Switzer

Jun 29 2020 - 12:15pm

Walter “Walt” William Switzer

May 12, 1937 - June 19, 2020

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Patti Harney

Harney to retire on Aug. 15, 2020

Jun 21 2020 - 11:00am

Patti Harney will retire from the college on August 15. Patti joined the college five years ago as a lecturer in advertising and public relations. Last year, she was hired as an assistant professor of practice and the college's first Honors Faculty Fellow in partnership with the University Honors Program.

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Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism

Carnegie-Knight Initiative Deans Statement on Recent Events

Jun 19 2020 - 3:45pm

As deans of journalism and communication schools at some of the country’s leading research universities, we stand together to reaffirm our belief that journalism is critical for a functional democracy. This principle is especially true now, at a time of national reckoning.

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Data journalism students use traffic patterns to provide local insight on COVID-19

Data journalism students use traffic patterns to provide local insight on COVID-19

Jun 8 2020 - 8:30am

Data journalism students at the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) completed an analysis of individual traffic station data to provide local insight about the impact COVID-19 is having on Nebraska’s roadways.

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Photo by Craig Chandler of University Communications

CoJMC celebrates 5-year partnership with FOX Sports U

Jun 4 2020 - 3:45pm

Over the past five years of CoJMC’s partnership with FOX Sports U, students have had the opportunity to work on major FOX Sports brands.

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Hannah Stodolka

Hannah Stodolka: Graduation Spotlight

May 10 2020 - 12:30pm

To Class of 2020 graduate Hannah Stodolka, yesterday meant achieving a goal connected to some of her most precious childhood memories.

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Global News in the Age of Social Media

'Global News' course brings Nebraska, Omani students together

May 7 2020 - 11:15am

Eight in the morning is not a favorite start time for most college students. However, the chance to video chat with peers halfway across the world has spurred Huskers enrolled in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s “Global News in the Age of Social Media” class.

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Jemalyn Griffin

PRSSA’s Jemalyn Griffin wins Student Impact Award for Outstanding New Advisor

Apr 23 2020 - 2:30pm

 CoJMC's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) advisor, Jemalyn Griffin, has worked with the chapter for less than three years and has accomplished major strides for the group. It's no suprise that she earned the title of Outstanding New Advisor from UNL Student Involvement's annual Student Impact Awards. Look here to read the PRSSA Exec team's personal thank you notes to Jemalyn.

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CoJMC student creates campaign for Lincoln Food Bank

Apr 12 2020 - 3:45pm
Senior advertising and public relations student Jesse Esquivel had the opportunity to create a campaign for the Lincoln Food Bank catered towards students during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lunch n' Learn over Zoom

CoJMC student plans lunch n' learn for the graduate program

Apr 10 2020 - 10:45am
Even with a quarantine during a global pandemic, CoJMC graduate student Natalie Drozd found a way to host a webinar with Lincoln-based advertising company Kidglov. She's is confident that even though the event was virtual, it still had the same effect and maybe was even a little more impactful because people felt comfortable speaking up.
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Spread Hope Not Fear

PRSSA launches #SpreadHopeNotFear campaign

Apr 9 2020 - 4:15pm

UNL’S Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Club kicked off its new campaign #SpreadHopeNotFear with the hope of helping people get through this time of such extreme change. Their goal is to offer others something to look forward to each day and give them a sense of normalcy.

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Three CoJMC standouts cover COVID-19 for The New York Times

Apr 9 2020 - 1:45pm

A student, faculty member and alum from CoJMC are working together on a project covering the COVID-19 crisis for The New York Times. These data journalists are gathering deaths related to the coronavirus from every county in the U.S. The hope for this data is that it becomes a public good to inform policy makers and researchers to help them understand what happened, what is happening and what they can do to help make sure this doesn't happen again.

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KRNU

Four broadcasting production students win grand prize in national competition

Mar 24 2020 - 3:45pm

The National Broadcasting Society (NBS) held its 78th annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition on Saturday, March 14th in Burbank, California, and four College of Journalism and Mass Communications students won grand prize trophies.

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Destiney Chitrodom: Student Spotlight

Destiney Chitrodom: Student Spotlight

Mar 10 2020 - 11:45am

Junior Advertising and Public Relations and Graphic Design double major, Destiney Chitrodom decided to add ADPR onto her studies at the beginning of her sophomore year. 

“I always knew I wanted to incorporate my design knowledge into something even bigger, and I heard so many great things about CoJMC from my peers and professors.”

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Allie Snow

Allie Snow places fifth in the Hearst Media Competition

Feb 24 2020 - 1:45pm

Senior broadcasting and sports media and communications double major Allie Snow entered two radio projects from a course taught by Professor Barney McCoy into the Hearst Media Competition on a whim.

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CoJMC brings home five ADDY awards

Feb 24 2020 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications was well represented at the 2020 ADDY Awards, sponsored by AAF Omaha. 

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MPMS awards

Two students win AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Student (MPMS) Awards

Feb 14 2020 - 3:15pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Kimberly Chungong and senior broadcasting and advertising and public relations major Celine Hayes have received AAF’s Most Promising Multicultural Student awards. They attended the MPMS conference from Feb. 10-13, along with Interim Dean Amy Struthers, in New York City.

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Twelve students travel to cover the Iowa caucuses

Feb 10 2020 - 1:30pm

Twelve students had the opportunity to report on the Iowa caucuses Feb. 1-3. They made connections with news organizations, photographers and multimedia journalists from all over the country and world. CoJMC faculty members Jill Martin, Olga Pierce and John Shrader accompanied the students.

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NBS

Six CoJMC broadcasting and production students named finalists

Feb 10 2020 - 12:45pm

Six broadcasting production students are finalists in the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, sponsored by National Broadcasting Society (NBS). The grand prize trophies will be awarded Saturday, March 14th, at the 78th annual NBS/AERho convention in Burbank, California.

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Super Smash Bros

Hands-on opportunities at CoJMC supplement new media production option

Feb 4 2020 - 12:45pm

by Molly Roe

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications has two upcoming events that will offer hands-on learning opportunities for students and complement the media production option for broadcasting majors. 

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Sue Roush

A Note from Dean Struthers

Jan 28 2020 - 3:30pm

Good afternoon,
 
As you may have heard, Professor Sue Roush died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon.  
 
Many of you knew Sue as a passionate teacher who was committed to her craft and dedicated to her students. Sue has served the college in many ways over the years, as a student, a staff member, a teacher, a mentor and friend. Her death is a tremendous loss to the CoJMC Family.

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Two CoJMC students place top 20 in Hearst multimedia competition

Jan 27 2020 - 5:30pm

by Molly Roe

Winners have been announced in the Multimedia I/Narrative Video Storytelling Competition of the 2019-2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Kenneth Ferriera, a senior journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, received eighth place. 

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Rhiannon Bennett

Rhiannon Bennett: Student Spotlight

Jan 15 2020 - 3:00pm

Rhiannon "Rhi" Bennett is the definition of a go-getter. She runs her own photography business Rhiannon B Photography and her sorority's social media channels, Delta Gamma-Kappa Chapter. Fun fact about Rhi— she grew up thrifting and still loves to create outfits for herself and others. Rhi fuels her love for fashion by working part-time at The Buckle

This junior advertising and public relations major is grateful for CoJMC because here she's encouraged by professors to exercise creativity and let her personality shine through in classwork. Her advice for current students? Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

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Dawes and Richter

CoJMC students narrate audiobooks in pop-up class

Jan 13 2020 - 7:15pm

by Molly Roe

Nine students at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications recently took part in an immersive new pop-up course that allowed them to learn about audiobook narration. The Audiobook Narration class, led by Assistant Professor of Practice Kaci Richter, met from August through October. 

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Sports media club introduced at CoJMC

Jan 9 2020 - 11:30am

by Molly Roe

Students and faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications recently launched a new Sports Media Club. The club’s goals are to connect students with professionals in the industry, gain networking skills, make friends and learn more about current events and issues in sports. 

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Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump

Marron’s book on misogyny and the media published

Dec 29 2019 - 10:00am

"Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump," edited by Maria B. Marron, Ph.D., explores conservative populism ushered in by President Donald Trump that has given rise to the #MeToo Movement and Fourth Wave Feminism.

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Grad Spotlight: Gabby Giesler

Grad Spotlight: Gabby Giesler

Dec 22 2019 - 3:15pm
Congratulations to all of our CoJMC graduates, we're excited to welcome you to our alumni family! Gabby Giesler earned her degree in advertising and public relations yesterday, see what she has to say about her time at UNL
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Haley Wineman: Student Spotlight

Haley Wineman: Student Spotlight

Dec 17 2019 - 1:45pm

For our last Student Spotlight of the semester we’re featuring ADPR major, Haley Wineman who is graduating this Saturday! During Haley’s sophomore year of college she transferred to CoJMC. After studying business and marketing at UNO, she realized her love for creative problem-solving which led her to the J school.

Haley’s capstone project is Jacht Ad Lab that she describes as “unlike any other class in CoJMC because you get to work with real clients and experience agency life before graduating.” As the Director of Account Service, she’s learning more about managing clients and teams, and working with professors who have made a big impact on her life, like Jemalyn Griffin.

Haley’s advice for current students is to not be afraid to fail because that’s when you learn life’s most important lessons.

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Two CoJMC students place in Hearst photo competition

Dec 17 2019 - 1:45pm

by Molly Roe

Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students placed in the top 20 in the Hearst Photojournalism I– News and Features Competition.

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Jacht's 10 Year Anniversary

Jacht’s 10-Year Celebration

Dec 16 2019 - 2:15pm

Jacht's Fall 2019 crew has big plans to celebrate the agency’s 10-year anniversary.

On Wednesday, Dec.18th, Jacht Agency will host its 10-Year Celebration to commemorate a #DecadeOnDeck. The event is at the Jacht space in the Lincoln Haymarket, 151 N. 8th St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students, educators, professionals and all members of the public are invited to attend this free event.

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Dean Amy Struthers

Happy Holidays from Dean Struthers

Dec 10 2019 - 5:00pm

Dear CoJMC Alums and Friends,

Andersen Hall is decked out with colorful nods to the season as we wrap up Dead Week, a busy time of project completion and presentations for our students in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, public relations and sports media & communication. We are racing toward undergraduate commencement the morning of Saturday December 21; our graduate students will cross the stage the day before, during the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 20. 

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Faculty at honors gala

Honors Gala recognizes CoJMC students and faculty

Dec 4 2019 - 4:45pm

by Molly Roe

The first ever “Power of Words” gala was held for University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications honors students on Nov. 6. The event took place at the Willa Cather Dining Complex on campus and featured a talk by CoJMC and Honors program alumnus and noted author Carson Vaughan.

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CoJMC students find success at local design exhibition

Dec 4 2019 - 4:45pm

by Molly Roe

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications was well represented at the 2019 SHOW Exhibition, sponsored by AIGA Nebraska.

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Jacht Ad Lab announces new members for spring 2020

Dec 3 2019 - 9:00pm

Members of the Jacht Ad Lab are excited to announce its crew for spring 2020. Forty-nine new members represent both new and returning student “Jachters” from diverse backgrounds and disciplines at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Five CoJMC students selected for Bateman Competition

Dec 3 2019 - 9:00pm

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications has selected five students for the 2020 Bateman Case Study Competition.

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CoJMC professor receives Friend of Journalism Award

Nov 18 2019 - 2:45pm

by Molly Roe

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications Professor Michelle Hassler recently received the R. Neal Copple Friend of Journalism Award from the Nebraska High School Press Association.

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Climate Change Nebraska

Depth Reporting program selects students from across campus to examine climate change

Nov 15 2019 - 2:45pm

Twenty students from across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been selected to participate in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Depth Reporting program in spring 2020.

The Depth Reporting Program will launch a year-long project in January, Climate Change: What Could It Mean for Nebraska, in partnership with Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Community Foundation.

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MobileMe&You conference celebrates fifth year

Nov 13 2019 - 9:00am

by Molly Roe

The fifth annual MobileMe&You conference was held Oct. 25-26 at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. The conference, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) and the University of Illinois College of Media, offers an opportunity to explore mobile media best practices with talks from top digital media experts. 

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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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Justice and team with Emmy award

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.”

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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 professor inducted into Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame

Nov 4 2019 - 1:30pm

University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) Professor Joe Starita was inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame on Oct. 25 at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln.

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NODAC team photo

CoJMC student campaign earns first place in PRSSA National Organ Donor Awareness Competition

Nov 1 2019 - 2:15pm

A social cause campaign created by nine College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) advertising and public relations students won first place in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC). The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) announced competition results last month at the PRSSA International Conference held in San Diego. 

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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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Students and Dean at Blue Orchid

Global Engagement Learning Community allows students to explore global issues and cultures

Oct 22 2019 - 1:30pm

by Molly Roe

College of Journalism and Mass Communications Professor Sriyani Tidball leads the Global Engagement Learning Community at Nebraska. The community is made up of 10 freshmen, eight of which take part in the global engagement special topics course led by Tidball.

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Fifth MobileMe&You Conference to be Oct. 25 and 26

Oct 20 2019 - 5:30am

The fifth MobileMe&You Conference, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the University of Illinois College of Media, is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Preconference Google tools training will be Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Starita and gaiashkibos with sculpture

Book by CoJMC professor to be adapted into film

Oct 15 2019 - 2:00pm

by Molly Roe

 A film about Chief Standing Bear, based on a book written by College of Journalism and Mass Communications Professor Joe Starita, is set to be filmed in Nebraska soon.

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Lauren Tritch: Student Spotlight

Lauren Tritch: Student Spotlight

Oct 9 2019 - 2:00pm

Over the summer, junior advertising and public relations major, Lauren Tritch, worked in Minneapolis, MN as an account services intern at The Lacek Group. She had the opportunity to work with three high-profile clients while managing projects and working closely with her team members— she even had a visit from one of her favorite professors at the J school, Jemalyn Griffin!

Lauren is thankful to have a supportive mentor like Jemalyn in her corner, “She’s empowered me to be confident in a field that can be competitive and incites burnout easily. She’s also helped me discover my passion for strategic management roles.” Now, Lauren works for UNL’s University Communications as a project management intern where she’s an integral connector between clients and the internal team.

Lauren’s advice for CoJMC students is to never stop trying new things because you learn more about yourself. Join a club that you don’t know anyone in or go to a meeting for something you’re not even sure you’ll like!

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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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Professor Joe Starita attends the installation of a statue of Chief Standing Bear at the United States Capitol

Professor Joe Starita attends the installation of a statue of Chief Standing Bear at the United States Capitol

Oct 1 2019 - 10:45am
A few weeks ago, CoJMC Professor Joe Starita attended the installation of a statue of Chief Standing Bear at the United States Capitol. It was an emotional ceremony and tears were shed by most everyone who attended. In this photo, Starita is standing in front of the statue with Judi gaiaskibos, executive director of Nebraska Commission on Indian Affiars. Starita is the author of one of the preeminent biographies of Standing Bear, “I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice.
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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.

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Grace Gorenflo: Student Spotlight

Grace Gorenflo: Student Spotlight

Sep 24 2019 - 7:00pm

Junior Journalism student, Grace Gorenflo, loves editing so much that she edits her friends papers for fun! She’s also traveling to Luxembourg this winter to receive dual citizenship and her pipe dream is to own a small publication in Colorado where a large part of her family lives.

When we asked Grace if she had any plans for the future her immediate reply was “moving to Seattle”. It’s a lifelong dream that she plans to fulfill, and even if she can’t find work at her dream jobs—The Seattle Times or KUOW—she’ll freelance. Another fun fact about Grace is that although she’s a writer at heart (she’s the news editor at The Daily Nebraskan) she also LOVES graphic design.

Grace’s favorite thing about being a Husker is that she’s part of a caring community and that’s something she won’t forget when she leaves Nebraska. “I feel like everyone from our professors to our administration really does fight for us to succeed.”

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CoJMC faculty and staff selected for sustainability commission

Sep 19 2019 - 6:00pm

by Molly Roe

 Two members of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty and staff were recently selected to serve on the newly formed Chancellor’s Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission.

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Four CoJMC students receive Nebraska Broadcasters Association awards

Sep 11 2019 - 2:30pm

by Molly Roe

Four College of Journalism and Mass Communications students recently received college division awards at the 2019 Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) Pinnacle Awards.

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Fall 2019 Semester Jachters!

Jacht Applications Due September 20th!

Sep 9 2019 - 1:15pm

This afternoon Jacht will be taking over our Instagram stories, be sure to check it out on unlcojmc! And don't forget applications are due before September 20—here's a message from our current Jachters✨

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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.”
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Irwin Qi: Student Spotlight

Irwin Qi: Student Spotlight

Sep 3 2019 - 5:00pm
When we ask our student spotlight’s if they’ve ever studied abroad, a lot of them will say they’ve been to places like London, Barcelona or Dublin. But Irwin Qi (second from left) gets to say that he’s currently on his study abroad trip while at UNL because he’s from Xi’an China.
 
Back home, Irwin’s major was New Media Studies and our Advertising and Public Relations major is very similar. Irwin also added on a Digital Humanities minor to really set himself apart from others in his major.
 
Irwin previously took an Interactive Design class with professor Adam Wagler and from that, he gets to work with Adam on a UCARE project focusing on UX Design in VR/AR. Sounds like a fun and busy semester, Irwin!
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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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Molly Meysenburg: Student Spotlight

Molly Meysenburg: Student Spotlight

Aug 27 2019 - 2:15pm
Almost four years ago when senior Advertising and Public Relations student Molly Meysenburg attended Red Letter Day, she was an undecided major. She ultimately decided to join the CoJMC Family because every person she met at the J school was so eager to tell her about the cutting edge work they were doing. She loved the enthusiasm and excitement CoJMC students showed for their courses and she wanted that feeling too!
 
This Fall, Molly is a social media strategist at Jacht, our student run ad agency. She's excited to work with real clients on some new projects. She's even more thrilled to be able to get know more of her classmates and make connections with people who love #ADPR as much as she does.
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Jake Barecki: Student Spotlight

Jake Barecki: Student Spotlight

Aug 20 2019 - 12:15pm

Jake Bartecki is a Chicago native whose decision to come to Nebraska for college was a no brainer. He wanted to be at a Big Ten school and already knew of CoJMC’s awesome reputation for his major. He also wanted to be part of the UNL Club Golf team who are pretty well known for doing well. Now a junior, his love for sports broadcasting has only grown, and he’s an Exec member for the UNL Club Golf team.

Jake's first job was with the KRNU Sports Staff, Professor Rick Alloway offered him the job and he’s thankful to have met both Rick, as well as, Professor John Shrader who leads the KRNU Sports channel. “They’ve critiqued me in a way that I understand and have pushed me to become a better broadcaster. They deserve SO much credit for what I’ve learned at CoJMC.” And this summer Jake got to be an intern for radio station 93.7 The Ticket.

Jake’s advice for J school students is to always be open to every opportunity in whatever you want to do. He also has a great attitude when it comes to coursework. He says it’s hard for him to even think of BRDC 375 (Sports Broadcasting) as class or an assignment because he gets to do what he loves and call the Husker football games.

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CoJMC launches emergency scholarship program

Aug 18 2019 - 5:45am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces a new emergency scholarship available for undergraduate students.

“Life can throw our students a curveball and we want to be there to help,” said Amy Struthers, interim
dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “Through the generous support of our
alumni and donors, we will now have one more tool to help students facing tragic situations.”
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Elizabeth Rembert: Alumni Spotlight

Elizabeth Rembert-- The Beatrice 6

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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Joe Starita

CoJMC professor to receive 2019 Sower Award in the Humanities

Aug 13 2019 - 3:45pm

CoJMC journalism professor Joe Starita will receive the 2019 Sower Award in the Humanities. Starita will be honored on Oct. 24 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center, immediately preceding the 24th Annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities featuring historian Dwight David Eisenhower II. 

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ADPR Major, Hannah Alohaid

Hannah Alohaid: Student Spotlight

Aug 13 2019 - 11:15am

CoJMC senior, Hannah Alohaid was a biology major for three years before realizing her passion for advertising and public relations. She remembers her first day of class with Professor Kelli Britten—she had never participated in a class discussion or sat towards the front of the class before. Hannah knows going to the J school was one of the best decisions she’s made because she has grown into the person she always knew she could be.

Now, Hannah is working as an inbound specialist at Simple Strat, a marketing startup in the Haymarket. She does SEO and web optimization for clients, as well as creative brainstorming for different marketing strategies. The biggest thing she’s brought to her job from CoJMC is that you can’t expect big results from doing the bare minimum. Growth happens outside your comfort zone, and that means you have to get used to being uncomfortable.

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alums Mark Getzfred and Liz Austin reconnected with emeritus professor Mike Stricklan and his wife Cheri in Portland

Lifelong CoJMC Friendships

Aug 12 2019 - 10:00am

We could arguably say the best part about CoJMC is the friendships that last a lifetime. This summer, alums Mark Getzfred and Liz Austin reconnected with emeritus professor Mike Stricklan and his wife Cheri in Portland. Talk about a trip to remember!

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Todd Ogden

Todd Ogden: Alumni Spotlight

Aug 8 2019 - 10:00am

What is CoJMC Alum Todd Ogden's special talent? He “knows a lot about nothing and a little bit about everything” which earned him his high school nickname ~Stat Boy~. And when Todd's not putting his trivia winning skills to the test, he keeps plenty busy as President and CEO of Downtown Lincoln.

He credits the J school for getting him where he is now because his very first job was from a class partnership with CoJMC and the Downtown Lincoln Association. Todd was hired to implement his class project and that was 12 years ago. Throughout his time at the Downtown Lincoln Association, Todd’s implemented several more exciting projects— the most recent being a new Master Plan that includes amazing plans, like a downtown Music District.

Todd’s advice to CoJMC students is to quickly learn three very important things:

1. Be kind
2. Be real
3. Say yes to opportunity

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Student Spotlight, Holly Rooney

Holly Rooney: Student Spotlight

Aug 6 2019 - 12:00pm

Fun fact about sophomore ADPR major Holly Rooney: she was the third baby in Omaha, Nebraska born on January 1st, 2000–yes, you read that right, Holly was born on the turn of the millennium. Flash forward 19 years later and you’ll likely find Holly compiling videos that capture her favorite memories or daydreaming about her last trip to NYC.

This summer, Holly has her first internship at the Nebraska Golf Association. She gets to do a little bit of everything—write stories for their magazine, write press release and previews, create graphics and even curate social media posts. But the best part of her summer is that she gets to travel around Nebraska and help out on the courses.

Holly’s advice for CoJMC students is to find your niche. Take a variety of classes, find out what most excites you in the field, go after that dream and work to become the best at it.

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CoJMC Alumni, Madison Riedmiller

Madison Riedmiller: Alumni Spotlight

Aug 1 2019 - 10:30am

Recent alum Madison Riedmiller is passionate about a lot of things. She’s close with her family, she loves her friends and in her free time, you can probably find her traveling or at a yoga studio. But the one goal she’s had her eye on for as long as she can remember is that post graduation she wanted to live in New York City.

Her hard earned goal was met when she accepted a job at Intouch Group as a marketing coordinator in the greater NYC area. She started working there in June and is loving it! Madison has taken a lot of what she's learned at CoJMC to everyday work with her clients. Her capstone campaigns class and the constant support from professors and advisors in the J School are who she can't thank enough for helping make this big city dream a reality.

Madison's advice for UNL students is to accept everyone for who they are and not judge people. She's learned that wherever you go you'll meet people of different cultures and from different backgrounds, and that you can always find a way to relate to anyone and build some common ground.

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Alumni Spotlight, Amanda Graves

Amanda Graves: Alumni Spotlight

Jul 25 2019 - 12:15pm

Amanda Graves is an old soul. In fact, she’s convinced she should have been born in the 70’s. Janis Joplin has influenced her Bohemian style and she’s memorized all there is to know about bands like The Beatles, Queen and Led Zeppelin. Amanda is also passionate about skincare. Upon graduating this May she landed her first full-time job at LovelySkin in Omaha and is able to combine her skills in graphic design and her love for skincare as a marketing specialist there. Amanda is thankful CoJMC gave her an opportunity to be versatile. Along with graphic design, it was her experience in social media, writing and campaigning that ultimately lead to her earning the job at LovelySkin.

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Sophomore Journalism and Broadcasting major, Natalie Saenz

Natalie Saenz: Student Spotlight

Jul 23 2019 - 12:00pm

Our Student Spotlight, Natalie Saenz, is a CoJMC first-year senior who majors in Journalism and Broadcasting. This summer she’s a reporting intern at the Grand Island Independent newspaper. After graduating in May 2021 she knows she’ll be prepared for whatever comes next because her professors and the J school curriculum have given her countless opportunities to challenge herself. Although she’s at a small town paper now, her big time dream is to work for a Telemundo news network as a reporter. For Saenz, bilingual news is a big part of why she loves what she’s learning, she’d be happy working in either print or television.

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CoJMC Student Awarded Hitchcock Fellowship

Jul 19 2019 - 2:30pm

Chelsea Hampton was awarded the Hitchcock Fellowship to aid in her IMC master’s professional project. Hampton used the funds to attend TravelCon in late June. The experience will assist her in building her professional project involving a blog and podcast focused on travel. 

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CoJMC alum receives national recognition

Jul 18 2019 - 4:15pm

by Molly Roe

Eileen Wirth, a 1968 journalism graduate of the CoJMC, recently received the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women. 

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CoJMC Students Attend National Sports Media Conference with Fox Sports U

Jul 9 2019 - 8:00am

Fox Sports University invited three UNL CoJMC students to attend the National Sports Media Conference in North Carolina. Amanda Acevedo, Tommy Dalton and Ryland Pappas were part of the Spring Fox Sports U class taught by professor Frauke Hachtmann. The students’ work promoting Fox Deportes was chosen by the organization and garnered an invitation to the conference.

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CoJMC ADPR student campaign earns top-four ranking in PRSSA National Organ Donor Awareness Competition

Jun 20 2019 - 4:00pm

The CoJMC Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) team was announced this week as a top-four finalist in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC) sponsored by the Anthony J. Fulginiti (AJF) PRSSA Chapter at Rowan University.

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CoJMC wins third place in Hearst Intercollegiate Multimedia competition

Jun 12 2019 - 2:30pm

Eight universities shared prizes totaling $89,000 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate Writing, Photojournalism, Broadcast and Multimedia Competitions of the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

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Brown inducted into Nebraska Women Journalists' Hall of Fame

May 22 2019 - 8:00am

Ruth Brown, emerita professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists’ Hall of Fame on April 27 at the Nebraska Press Women spring conference in Broken Bow. 

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CoJMC students win third place in Hearst Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition

May 21 2019 - 2:30pm

by Molly Roe

The top 10 winners in the 2018-2019 college multimedia team reporting/news were recently announced in the 59th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program. There were 80 team entries from 49 schools received in this last multimedia competition of the year.

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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. 

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CoJMC student makes top 10 in Hearst Personality/Profile Writing Competition

May 9 2019 - 4:00pm

by Molly Roe

Alli Davis, a junior journalism and ADPR major at the CoJMC, won eighth place and a certificate of merit in the Personality/Profile Writing Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 118 entries from 68 schools submitted nationwide.

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Five Eric Sevareid Awards Finalists from the CoJMC

May 6 2019 - 3:00pm

The Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association featured five College of Journalism and Mass Communication groups or individuals as finalists for the Eric Sevareid Awards. The awards announced in April saw the CoJMC receive three First Place and two Award of Merit honors. 

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UNL CoJMC students earn honorable mention for inclusion campaign

Apr 29 2019 - 6:00pm

by Molly Roe

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) recently announced that five University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) students received an honorable mention for their “IGNITE THE i IN IMC” public interest campaign.

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CoJMC student makes top 10 in Hearst Multimedia III/Enterprise Reporting Competition

Apr 23 2019 - 4:45pm

by Molly Roe

Nicole Harvey, a senior ADPR major at the CoJMC, won tenth place in the Multimedia III/Enterprise Reporting Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 72 entries from 41 schools submitted nationwide.

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UNL students, faculty and staff to collect awards at Omaha Press Club

Apr 18 2019 - 2:45pm

Six students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln received scholarships and awards worth $14,000 from the Omaha Press Club Foundation last Friday, April 26. The organization also honored longtime UNL professor John R. Bender with its Journalism Educator Award.

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CoJMC students win Society for Professional Journalists awards

Apr 10 2019 - 3:30pm

by Molly Roe

The CoJMC recently was honored for four Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards in Region 7. Winners were announced at the spring 2019 regional conference, which was held April 5-6, in Warrensburg, Missouri.

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CoJMC brings home two wins at National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition

Apr 1 2019 - 4:00pm

by Molly Roe

 The CoJMC recently won two awards in the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. The competition was sponsored by the Nebraska Broadcasting Society (NBS) and Alpha Epsilon Rho (AERho).

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CoJMC alum brings home college’s first Hearst sports writing first-place win

Mar 27 2019 - 2:00pm

by Molly Roe

Cody Nagel, a 2018 journalism graduate at the CoJMC, won first place in the sports writing competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. This marks the first time a CoJMC student has won first place in this category.

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Full-time position on-campus interviews – ASEM Marketing Copywriter

Mar 26 2019 - 4:15pm

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a copywriter position opening in the ASEM (Academic Services and Enrollment Management) Marketing office. Randon Coffey and Andrew Swenson, will be at Andersen Hall (room 138) on Thursday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to interview students graduating this May who are interested in applying for the full-time copywriter position.

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CoJMC student makes top five in Hearst Photojournalism II– Picture Story/Series Competition

Mar 25 2019 - 4:30pm

by Molly Roe

James Wooldridge, a senior journalism major at the CoJMC, won fifth place in the Photojournalism II- Picture Story/Series of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 86 entries from 51 schools submitted nationwide.

 

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Two CoJMC students win Hearst Multimedia II-News competition awards

Mar 13 2019 - 1:15pm

by Molly Roe

Two CoJMC students have been named winners of the Hearst Multimedia II - News Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 52 entries from 31 schools submitted in the second multimedia competition of the year.

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CoJMC senior accepts multicultural internship opportunity

Mar 5 2019 - 12:15pm

by Molly Roe

 Suong Nguyen, senior advertising and public relations major at the CoJMC, was recently accepted to the 2019 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). The program is sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and provides students with a full-time, paid internship.

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CoJMC has five finalists in National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition

Feb 26 2019 - 5:15pm

 Broadcasting students Jeremy Davis, David Cluchey, and Zach Penrice, along with the spring semester broadcasting advanced reporting and advanced production classes are finalists in the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition. 

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Professor Mary Kay Quinlan’s advanced reporting class recently spent two weeks reporting in Seward County. The internship program has existed for more than 30 years. Pictured, Seward County Independent sports editor Stephanie Croston (right) discusses Fourth of July assignments with the students and Quinlan. Pictured are, clockwise from left: students Meghan Straub and Denise Muñoz, Quinlan, Megan Crain and Trev McDiffett.

Community journalism at the heart of CoJMC experiences

Feb 22 2019 - 7:45pm

by Molly Chapple Roe

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is dedicated to providing students with real-world experience that allows them to hit the ground running after graduation with all the tools they need to succeed. Part of this hands-on experience involves the college’s commitment to getting students involved in community journalism.

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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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Two CoJMC students make top five in Hearst Multimedia competition

Feb 6 2019 - 3:15pm

by Molly Roe

Two CoJMC students have been named top five finalists in the Hearst Multimedia I/Narrative Storytelling – Features Competition of the 2018-2019 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 74 entries from 46 schools submitted in the first multimedia competition of the year.

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Krcmarik and Wagler named Adobe Education Leaders

Jan 31 2019 - 2:45pm

Katie Krcmarik, assistant professor of practice and visual communications coordinator, and Adam Wagler, assistant professor, in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications were named Adobe Education Leaders for 2019.

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PRSSA earns top honors at Paper Anvil Awards

Jan 28 2019 - 3:30pm

by Lindsey Amen, senior ADPR major

 The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter took home top honors at the Paper Anvil Awards Jan. 23, earning Best of Show and nine other recognitions for the chapter’s public relations work in 2018.

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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.

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Michael Dixon overlooks The Depot, home of the Cleburne Railroaders. (Photo courtesy of Michael Dixon)

Broadcasting alumnus becomes the voice of Texas baseball team

Nov 28 2018 - 11:00am

by Matt Balascak, senior ADPR major from Eagan, MN

“Right-hander Adkins ready again, the kick and the 0-1... a swing and a sharp line drive into left field for a base hit, first base runner of the night on either side.”

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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.

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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.

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Senior ADPR and broadcasting major studies abroad in South Korea

Nov 19 2018 - 10:45am

by Molly Chapple Roe

Jordan Young, a senior ADPR and broadcasting major, recently received a scholarship to study abroad in South Korea.

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  Ryan Schreurs (left) interviews Randolph Oduber, a Salt Dogs baseball player, during Schreurs’ internship in summer 2018.

Schreurs serves Lincoln Salt Dogs

Nov 14 2018 - 2:00pm

by Rylie Kalb, senior agricultural and environmental sciences communication major from Wataga, Illinois

           Ryan Schreurs always knew he loved sports, but he never expected to attend 50 home baseball games in Lincoln. This summer, Schreurs had the opportunity to intern with a local sports team—the Lincoln Saltdogs.

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Olivia Wilson is an advertising and public relations major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is excited to use her skills from her major to better her business practices. Photo credit: Abby Skye Photography

Olivia Wilson, a go-getter CoJMC student, with sweet dreams

Nov 14 2018 - 1:45pm

by Abaigeal Nicholas, a junior advertising and public relations major from Omaha

 With high entrepreneurial aspirations, University of Nebraska-Lincoln student Olivia Wilson decided transferring into the College of Journalism and Mass Communications was the perfect recipe for success.

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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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Logan John takes a break from working at the Pinnacle Bank Championship Golf Tournament, one of Hurrdat’s clients, to pose with a statue of one of the sponsors, web.com. (Photo by Reilly Nelson)

Advertising and Public Relations alumna does something new with social media

Nov 12 2018 - 10:15am

by Lydia Dexter, ADPR student from Davey, Nebraska

Logan John knew next to nothing about her major before choosing it. The 2018 alumna chose advertising and public relations because it sounded cool. She knew she was good at writing, but was unsure how to make a career out of it. But when she was pushed to the limit in her creative concept class, she knew she had chosen the right major.

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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.

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CoJMC student starts organization to raise awareness for sex trafficking in Nebraska

Nov 7 2018 - 12:45pm

by Maddie Keast, senior advertising and public relations major from Harlan, Iowa

 You never know what is going to affect you as a young adult. For a local Nebraska woman it was a march that sparked her passion.

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ADPR 489 campaigns capstone course has seniors impacting Lincoln

Nov 7 2018 - 12:30pm

by Brook Weber (Weber is a senior advertising & public relations major and the Nebraska men’s golf sports information director. He is a student in the campaigns capstone course and works part-time in the Nebraska Athletic Comms office. He is set to graduate in May 2019.)

 Convincing real-world organizations to partner with a bunch of young, inexperienced college students for business is no easy task. Associate Professor Michelle Hassler realized this in 2017 when trying to develop ideas for courses that could give UNL students hands-on experience with nonprofit groups. But one local nonprofit association was receptive of the idea and saw potential in teaming with the university to gain credibility.

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Lauryn Higgins, Holly Barr, Elizabeth Rembert and Phillip Carter, left to right, heard top journalism organization leaders share their thoughts on the field at the Fall 2018 meeting in New York City of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing.

Four CoJMC students attend business writing conference in NYC

Nov 5 2018 - 2:15pm

by Professor Joseph Weber

Jonah Hill, Bruce Springsteen and Shepard Smith now have something in common. They all were among the luminaries CoJMC students came across on their recent trip to New York to explore business journalism.

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PRSSA, Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ partner to “Scare Off Hunger”

Nov 5 2018 - 12:15pm

by Lindsey Amen, junior ADPR major        

 PRSSA members tapped into the giving spirit of the Lincoln community in October by hosting "Scare Off Hunger," a donation campaign that raised nearly 600 food and hygiene items for Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+.

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CoJMC multicultural alumna credits in-school experience to success after graduation

Nov 3 2018 - 11:30am

by Bill Riccetti

Karla Martinez, a 2018 Advertising and Public Relations graduate, certainly had her fair share of experience. She interned at Partners + Napier in Rochester, New York the summer before she graduated. Upon returning to Nebraska for her senior year, she was a part of Jacht, Ad Club, Creative Commons and interned at the Asian Community Culture Center. 

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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.

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CoJMC professor set to research diversity on campus with assist from the UCARE program

Oct 30 2018 - 1:30pm

By Bill Riccetti, CoJMC graduate assisstant

College of Journalism and Mass Communications professor Trina Creighton is preparing to conduct research on diversity and how her students’ thoughts may have changed after a semester of studying it, but before she gets started she needs something very important -- time.

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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.

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CoJMC brings home three grand prize trophies from broadcasting competition

Oct 25 2018 - 10:15am

CoJMC broadcasting students brought home three grand prize trophies and 12 honorable mentions from the 2018 South Central Broadcasting Society annual awards competition in Houston Oct. 18-20.

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CoJMC alumna makes impact in the Native American community

Oct 24 2018 - 1:30pm

by Molly Chapple

Rebekka Schlichting, a 2016 master’s grad from the CoJMC professional journalism track, is using her journalism skills to tell stories of Native American people.

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Multicultural alumna credits the CoJMC for giving her the ability to wear different hats in her professional life

Oct 21 2018 - 9:30am

When NaTasha Rollerson-Gordon was an advertising and public relations major in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, she embraced her African-American heritage while preparing for her professional future.

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CoJMC professor’s documentary to be screened across the U.S.

Oct 12 2018 - 10:15am

by Molly Chapple

 “Black Jack Pershing: Love and War” will be screened at various locations across the country in the next several months, including Texas, California, Missouri, Idaho, Kansas and Nebraska.

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CoJMC alumna encourages students to pursue opportunities outside of major

Oct 12 2018 - 10:00am

by Molly Chapple

 The CoJMC hosted a multicultural homecoming celebration the week of Sept. 23-29. Six women visited the CoJMC to speak to classes and answer students’ questions about life after graduation. Juanita Page, a 2004 broadcasting major, was one of the women celebrated.

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Multicultural alumna embraces her heritage and succeeds after graduating from the CoJMC

Oct 7 2018 - 10:15am

The CoJMC recently celebrated homecoming by showcasing multicultural alumnae in many classes and celebrating their accomplishments. Molly Chapple, an alumna and enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, is one of the women the college was celebrating. 

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CoJMC classes team up with community building efforts

Oct 5 2018 - 12:45pm

by Molly Chapple

When Collective Impact Lincoln launched a canvassing and community building effort in the city’s six most economically challenged neighborhoods, College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty saw an opportunity to immerse students from all of its majors in a hands-on civic engagement project.

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Upcoming on-campus internship interviews for CoJMC students

Oct 2 2018 - 2:00pm

The CoJMC has three upcoming opportunities for students to interview for internships at Lincoln Journal-Star, Dallas Morning News and Norfolk Daily News.

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CoJMC equipment checkout room extended hours

Oct 2 2018 - 2:00pm

The checkout room will have extended hours starting Monday, Oct. 1.

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CoJMC launches media analytics lab

Oct 2 2018 - 1:15pm

by Molly Chapple

CoJMC professor Valerie Jones is launching the CoJMC’s first-ever Media Analytics Lab. The goal of the lab is to allow students to apply classroom knowledge and provide insights to clients based on the data they find. The lab is an extension of her online Digital Insight and Analytics class, which she developed in 2011 and has been teaching ever since.

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A message from Dean Struthers

Sep 27 2018 - 1:15pm

Dear Friends of CoJMC,

We have been celebrating Homecoming this week, our time to welcome alums back into our classes and our building. I am constantly impressed with the graduates of our programs, who are incredibly loyal and ready to give back. This is a moment when we can visibly acknowledge YOUR role in our family of stakeholders, as supporters of our college, disciplines and industries. 

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UNL PRSSA continues to be a Star Chapter

Sep 26 2018 - 11:30am

by Brianna Frisbie, sophomore ADPR major and PRSSA vice president of Chapter Advancement

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter reached its professional development goals and was named a Star Chapter. UNL PRSSA members have been recognized as a Star Chapter in 2014, 2016 and now once again for projects and programming completed in 2017.

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CoJMC professor serves as election reporting trainer for Fiji journalists

Sep 11 2018 - 12:45pm

by Molly Chapple

CoJMC Professor Gary Kebbel will serve as a virtual trainer and moderator for journalists in Fiji who are reporting on an upcoming general election in October.

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Amy Struthers excited to learn about leadership development in the Big Ten

Sep 5 2018 - 3:00pm

by Bill Riccetti

Interim Dean Dr. Amy Struthers was selected as one of five faculty members who will represent the University of Nebraska at the Big Ten Academic Leadership Program this year.

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CoJMC students’ PR campaign named a top-four finalist in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition

Sep 4 2018 - 1:45pm

by Molly Chapple

A team of eight CoJMC students recently made the final four in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC), sponsored by the Anthony J. Fulginiti (AJF) Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter at Rowan University. Last spring was the first time a CoJMC team participated in the competition.

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Five CoJMC students bring home gold at Nebraska Broadcaster’s Assocation convention

Aug 29 2018 - 12:00pm

by Molly Chapple

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications brought home five of 12 student gold awards during the Pinnacle Awards Banquet at the conclusion of the annual Nebraska Broadcasters Association convention. The event, sponsored by Pinnacle Banks of Nebraska and Nebraska Public Power District, took place on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Embassy Suites in Lincoln.

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A message from Dean Struthers

Aug 23 2018 - 7:30am

Dear Alums and Friends of CoJMC,

Happy New Year!

Yes, it’s our New Year and, for me, the bright fresh back-to-school days of August and September seem much more like a time for resolutions than the deep dark nights of January.

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CoJMC professors speak at Mandela Washington Fellowship program

Aug 20 2018 - 12:30pm

by Molly Chapple

Three CoJMC professors recently spoke at the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the U.S. State Department Young African Leaders Initiative. The fellowship program brings 700 community leaders from 20 African countries to take part in programs at 27 elite academic institutions, chosen as host sites.

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CoJMC alum wins national television award

Aug 6 2018 - 11:15am

by  Molly Chapple

CoJMC graduate Bree Samani was recently honored with the Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter on July 14, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

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CoJMC has a new Career Development Specialist, and she would love to connect with alumni!

Jul 25 2018 - 11:45am

In this role, Scanlon will increase students' understanding of and preparation for quality internships and post-graduation opportunities. She will build and maintain relationships wit