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Huskers earn recognition at the American Advertising Federation’s 2024 Creative Nebraska Awards

Mar 1 2024 - 2:45pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students won 10 awards for outstanding creative work during the American Advertising Federation’s annual Creative Nebraska Awards on Feb. 23. The students earned seven silver awards, one gold and two special judge’s citations.

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Dean Shari Veil

Dean's Update: February 2024

Feb 29 2024 - 8:15am

We are excited to sponsor the upcoming E.N. Thompson Forum with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Celebrated for her humanitarian and human rights photography work, Addario's images in The New York Times, National Geographic and TIME magazine powerfully capture global conflicts and crises. Her talk, "Of Love & War: Stories of Tragedy & Resilience," will be at 7 p.m. on March 5 in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Order your free tickets here.

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Jessica Walsh, assistant professor of journalism

Walsh launches Nebraska News Map project

Feb 26 2024 - 11:45am

Jessica Walsh, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, received funding to support her research project, “Nebraska News Map: Understanding local news access and community news needs.”

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Dean Shari Veil (left) presents the December Professor of the Month Award to Assistant Professor Kelli Boling on Jan. 24.

Faculty, staff and students win December, January awards

Feb 26 2024 - 11:15am

Last December and this January, we celebrated numerous achievements of our students, faculty and staff at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Assistant professor Kelli Boling was named the December Professor of the Month; Lance Vie, a senior broadcasting major from Nickerson, was awarded December Student of the Month; Seamus Doyle, a junior broadcasting major from Spring, Texas, was awarded January Student of the Month and assistant professor of practice Kristian Anderson, as well as technical director Jamie Wenz, were selected as the January Not Too Shabby award-winners.

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Kristin Tobias

Tobias starts company to help businesses navigate social media

Feb 23 2024 - 3:00pm

After 12 years of successfully navigating the social media landscape in various roles, alumna Kristin Tobias ('13) founded "Scenda," a social media agency and consulting business, in July 2023.

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Drake Keeler

Keeler to establish multicultural media club through Roper Lectureship

Feb 23 2024 - 1:45pm

Drake Keeler will serve as the Lynn and Dana Roper Visiting Lecturer from January to May 2024. Keeler is a 2022 journalism graduate of the CoJMC and a content creator at Hurrdat Sports. As part of his lectureship, he will lead and advise the college's newest student involvement organization, the Multicultural Students in Media Club.

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Linda Shipley

Obituary: Linda Shipley

Feb 23 2024 - 1:15pm

Linda J. Shipley, of Lincoln, NE, passed away on January 23, 2024, at the age of 78. Linda was born to Robert and Kathryn Mahoney on July 8, 1945, in Lincoln, NE.

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Huskers earn recognition in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts

Feb 21 2024 - 3:45pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln proudly announces that journalism student Clare Arter and professor John Shrader earned awards in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts on Feb. 16.  

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20 Huskers compete in the 2024 Perry Photojournalism Challenge

Feb 21 2024 - 11:00am

With three scholarships on the line, 20 students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications competed in the Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from Feb. 23-24. 

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Ramon De Vere “Ray” Hansen

Obituary: Ramon De Vere “Ray” Hansen

Feb 21 2024 - 11:00am

Lifelong newspaper publisher and author, Ramon De Vere “Ray” Hansen, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe, KS. He was 97. He was surrounded by family, loved ones and compassionate caregivers during the time of his passing.

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Alana Ross

Ross grows, pays it forward through campus organizations

Feb 21 2024 - 10:00am

Alana Ross, a sports media communication and advertising/public relations double major from Houston, Texas, came to Nebraska nervous about what college would bring. However, those concerns faded after meeting with her OASIS peer mentor and diving head-first into opportunities like UCARE and RSOs head-first. Now she’s helping fellow Huskers find their home at Nebraska.

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George Edward Tuck

George Tuck Celebration of Life

Feb 21 2024 - 9:45am

Retired University of Nebraska professor George Tuck died December 14, 2023 as a result of Alzheimer’s at Country House Residence for memory care in Lincoln Nebraska. He was 81.

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Jemalyn Griffin, assistant professor of practice; Changmin Yan, associate professor

Griffin and Yan take on childhood adversity in Grand Challenges project

Feb 19 2024 - 4:15pm

Advertising and public relations faculty members at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Jemalyn Griffin, assistant professor of practice, and Changmin Yan, associate professor, are co-principal investigators on the Grand Challenges Catalyst Award project "Inspiring Outcomes for Children through Equitable Early Childhood Education Experiences."

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Lynsey Addario

Humanitarian photojournalist Lynsey Addario to present E.N. Thompson lecture

Feb 19 2024 - 2:30pm

The 35th season of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln presents “Of Love and War: Stories of Tragedy and Resilience” by award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center.

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By the Numbers: Academic Analytics

Feb 18 2024 - 7:45am

The college recently gained access to the Academic Analytics database, which provides insight into research productivity. Academic Analytics collects faculty-level information on grants, articles, citations, conference proceedings, books, book chapters, clinical trials, patents and awards from 500+ Ph.D. granting institutions in the U.S. 

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Students take photographs on the Mekong river in Vietnam during the 2023 Global Eyewitness trip.

Global Eyewitness Information Session Feb. 29

Feb 18 2024 - 6:30am

Join us for an enlightening information session about the Global Eyewitness program and the unique opportunities available during the 2024-2025 academic year. Discover how you can be part of a transformative journey that combines travel, storytelling, and ethical journalism.

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Jacht Agency announces new members for spring semester

Feb 17 2024 - 8:45pm

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its student crew for the spring 2024 semester. This semester, there are 48 Jachters,” who represent students from different backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). 

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Huskers travel to 2024 Iowa Caucuses

Feb 14 2024 - 9:00am

Twelve Huskers enrolled in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications pre-session pop-up course “Covering the Iowa Caucuses in 2024” traveled to the 2024 Iowa Caucuses on Jan. 15.

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Purdum and McCurry to deliver Seline Lecture April 25

Feb 13 2024 - 3:15pm

In a pivotal presidential election year, two distinguished veterans of politics who played at the highest levels will share their insights on campus in April.

Todd Purdum, who covered the Clinton White House for The New York Times, will face off with Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary for President Clinton. 

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Nominations open for faculty and staff awards

Feb 11 2024 - 6:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is accepting nominations for the annual faculty and staff awards. Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the college. Nominations for the awards are due by March 31. Please submit a nomination form and optional (1-page max) letters of support. 

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CoJMC Staff Council announces January Not Too Shabby awards

Feb 11 2024 - 6:00am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications Staff Council announced the January Not Too Shabby Award winners. Assistant Professor of Practice Kristian Anderson received the faculty award, and Technical Director Jamie Wenz received the staff award. 

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Alex Fernando leads a workshop for students from Lefler Middle School in Lincoln. Fernando and CoJMC ambassadors had the students taking photos, shooting video, social media posts and an advertising campaign.

Hands-on journalism lessons fuel Fernando’s recruitment work

Feb 9 2024 - 11:45am

Alex Fernando’s knowledge of Husker sports and his extensive collection of memorabilia, including items from belt buckles to posters to red suits, earned him a nickname among friends: Mr. Husker.

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Aaron Housenga

Housenga is Super Bowl ready as part of NFL Network

Feb 9 2024 - 11:15am

Aaron Housenga loaded up on hands-on experiences as a sports media and communication and broadcast double major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Today, he is an associate producer for the NFL Network and will work this Sunday as part of the Super Bowl team.

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Doyle named January Student of the Month

Feb 7 2024 - 10:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces Seamus Doyle as the January Student of the Month. Doyle, a junior broadcasting major from Spring, Texas, was recognized for his commitment to learning about research. 

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Professionals-in-residence join spring 2024 Experience Lab

Feb 5 2024 - 2:00pm

Twenty-two industry experts will join the Experience Lab as professionals-in-residence at UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications for the spring 2024 semester.

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Huskers on the Move: February 2024

Feb 1 2024 - 2:45pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured Huskers include alumni who have recently published books, national award-winners, recent graduates who've secured their first full-time jobs and more!

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Brian Beach

Beach places 18th in Hearst Explanatory Reporting Competition

Feb 1 2024 - 10:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln proudly announces that Brian Beach placed 18th in the Hearst Journalism Awards Explanatory Reporting Competition on Jan. 30. 

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Huskers take 3rd place in national Invent2Prevent Competition

Feb 1 2024 - 9:45am

A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students took third place in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Invent2Prevent Competition. 

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Dean Shari Veil (left) presents the December Professor of the Month Award to Assistant Professor Kelli Boling on Jan. 24.

Boling named December Professor of the Month

Jan 28 2024 - 10:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces Assistant Professor Kelli Boling as the December Professor of the Month.  

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By the Numbers: Recruitment Mid-year Check-in: The majors and projections

Jan 28 2024 - 8:00am

Our recruiting numbers for fall 2024 continue to change daily. Last week, we reported that for the college, we are up across the recruitment funnel for the fall 2024 incoming freshman class. That continues to be true this week. Our largest increase continues to be in enrollment deposits, where we saw a 22.7% increase over last year. 

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: January 2024

Jan 24 2024 - 4:30pm

This month’s newsletter includes the largely self-written obituary from the one and only George Tuck. He was a photographer, friend, colleague, student advocate, and above all, Texan. He spent 33 years educating photojournalism students at the University of Nebraska. He spent his years in retirement continuing to brag about his students (even those who didn’t pursue a career in photography). Alums have told me they can’t take a picture with their phone without hearing George’s voice in their head. 

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Waite, Wang panelists at Civic Nebraska's AI & Democracy Community Summit

Jan 23 2024 - 2:45pm

Advancements in artificial intelligence, or AI, raise the likely transformation of our democratic systems. AI-driven tools may potentially help in election administration, but AI’s vast power to rapidly synthesize, regenerate, and spread content in the form of disinformation risks new dangers to democracy, including election integrity.

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Lance Vie, senior, broadcasting major

Vie named December Student of the Month

Jan 23 2024 - 7:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces Lance Vie as the December Student of the Month. Vie, a senior broadcasting major from Nickerson, was recognized for commitment and skill in broadcasting. 

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By the Numbers: Recruitment Mid-year Check-in

Jan 21 2024 - 2:15pm


The College of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is demonstrating exceptional growth and appeal as it approaches the fall 2024 semester. Notably, the college has witnessed a significant 36.5% increase in net enrollment deposits from 2023, indicating a strong student interest and commitment to enroll. This growth surpasses the overall university trend, as JMC also experienced an 8.3% rise in applications, outperforming the university's average. Impressively, JMC leads among UNL colleges with the highest Enrollment Deposit (ED) Yield Rate at 22.7%, reflecting the highest proportion of committed students compared to other colleges, which underscores the college's exceptional attractiveness and the strong inclination of applicants to pursue their education at JMC.

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A College of Journalism and Mass Communications student graduates with their bachelors of journalism at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

68 degrees awarded at December commencement

Jan 19 2024 - 3:45pm

UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications celebrates the 63 students who graduated on Dec. 16, 2023, with a bachelor's degree in journalism, including Chancellor's Scholar Megan Buffington. Five master's degrees were also awarded at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Dec. 15, 2023. 

 

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Shari Veil (left), dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, presents the November Professor of the Month Award to Deepe Family Endowed Chair Linda White on Nov. 27.

Faculty, staff and students win November awards

Jan 19 2024 - 3:00pm

Last November, we celebrated numerous achievements within the CoJMC community. David Swotek, a junior broadcasting and sports media and communication double major from Lincoln, was awarded November Student of the Month; Linda White, Deepe Family Endowed Chair in Depth Reporting, was named the November Professor of the Month; and assistant professor Jason Stamm, as well as, staff members Karez Hassan, Natalie Becerra and Tiffany Groteluschen were selected as the November Not Too Shabby award-winners.

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Naomi Delkamiller, Anne Gallagher, Ellie Kuckelman, Rebecca (Heckel) McGann

Huskers place Top 20 in three Hearst Journalism Competitions

Jan 19 2024 - 12:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications celebrates the outstanding achievements of its students in the Hearst Journalism Awards across various categories.

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Samantha Grove, Jordan Moore, Shelby Rickert

Three Huskers selected for 2024 Carnegie-Knight News21 Program

Jan 18 2024 - 2:15pm

Three University of Nebraska-Lincoln students, Samantha Grove of Lincoln, Jordan Moore of Lincoln and Shelby Rickert of Beaver City were selected to participate in the 2024 Carnegie-Knight News21 Program hosted at Arizona State University.

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Experience Lab announces 2024 student leadership

Jan 18 2024 - 12:45pm

Fourteen Huskers have been selected as Matousek Scholars for UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications spring 2024 Experience Lab. The experiential learning program allows students to gain hands-on experience from day one of their college journey. Matousek Scholars serve as the student leaders of Experience Lab and coordinate day-to-day operations under faculty guidance.

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Margaret Holman

Holman launches Strategic Fund for Innovation

Jan 17 2024 - 9:00am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Margaret Holman ('73) recently established the CoJMC Strategic Innovation Fund. The fund will allow the college to quickly react to changes in the ever-evolving mass communications industry and adjust accordingly.

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Fall 2023 Dean's List announced: CoJMC honors 306 students for exceptional academic success

Jan 15 2024 - 6:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces that 306 distinguished students have earned a position on the Fall 2023 Dean’s List, a testament to their academic dedication and excellence.

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Park joins CoJMC as assistant professor of media law

Jan 12 2024 - 1:30pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications welcomes Michael K. Park as an assistant professor of media law beginning in January 2024. 

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By the Numbers: Research Productivity

Jan 12 2024 - 12:30pm

During calendar year 2023, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications employed 39 full-time faculty members. Of those individuals, one professor, Joe Weber, and one assistant professor of practice, Luis Peon-Casanova, left the college in May. Two assistant professors, Ryan Tan and Linda White, started in the fall and one associate professor of practice, Michelle Hassler, was on phased retirement (.5 FTE) in fall. With these adjustments, the college employed a total of 36.75 FTE of full-time faculty.  

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Checkout Room rules, hours and processes for Spring 2024

Jan 10 2024 - 3:15pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has made important updates to the Checkout Room rules, hours, and special request procedures for the upcoming Spring 2024 semester. 

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George Edward Tuck

Obituary: George Edward Tuck

Jan 8 2024 - 1:15pm

Retired University of Nebraska professor George Tuck died December 14, 2023 as a result of Alzheimer’s at Country House Residence for memory care in Lincoln Nebraska. He was 81.

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What is a CIP code?

Jan 8 2024 - 11:30am

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. CIP was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 1980, with revisions occurring in 1985, 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020.

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By the Numbers: Fall 2023 Senior Exit Survey

Jan 6 2024 - 8:30am

In fall 2023, graduating seniors completed the Senior Exit Survey. This survey is administered in the 098 class and completion is required for all students. The survey measures student learning and gauges their overall experience in the college. 

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Jones named Fred A. and Gladys Seaton Professor

Jan 4 2024 - 11:30am

Valerie Jones, an associate professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was named the Fred A. and Gladys Seaton Professor by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Jan. 2. 

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Nine students named to All-Academic Big Ten Team

Jan 2 2024 - 6:00pm

The Big Ten named nine University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students to the 2023 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Team on Dec. 11, 2023.  

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Anne Gallagher and Naomi Delkamiller

Two Huskers place in top 20 in Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition

Jan 2 2024 - 4:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln had two students earn recognition in the Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition on Dec. 20, 2023 

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Huskers on the Move: January 2024

Jan 2 2024 - 11:00am

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include recent graduates who've secured their first full-time jobs, national award-winners and more!

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Panel explores ethical dilemmas in media and communication

Dec 21 2023 - 3:00pm

Faculty and professionals in residence at Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications lead a discussion on real-world ethical dilemmas with students on Thursday, Nov. 9 in a Media, Ethics and Society class, taught by professor of broadcasting Laurie Lee.

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Rebecca (Heckel) McGann

McGann places 13th in TV features competition

Dec 19 2023 - 3:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln proudly announces that Rebecca (Heckel) McGann placed 13th in the Hearst TV features competition on Dec. 19.  

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Maggie Nielsen, Emma Dostal, Emily Scheidler, Jeannine Akamba, Emma Magnone, Ryann Zechmann

Six students selected for the 2024 UNL Bateman Team

Dec 18 2023 - 1:00pm

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications selected six students for the 2024 Bateman Case Study Competition team.

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By the Numbers: Fall 2023 Advising Survey

Dec 17 2023 - 10:30am

One of the concerns expressed by the ACEJMC site team in their report from fall 2023 was about the quality of academic advising services. They expressed concerns about the consistency of advising services and how college programs are framed.

The college is committed to supporting student success through academic advising. In response to the report, the college surveyed students to gauge their opinions about academic advising. 

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A College of Journalism and Mass Communications student graduates with their bachelors of journalism at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

CoJMC celebrates 63 graduates at December commencement

Dec 15 2023 - 4:30pm

UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications celebrates the 63 students who graduated on Dec. 16, 2023, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. CoJMC is the only program in Nebraska accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The degree provides students with the technical skills, broad liberal arts education, and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in the ever-changing journalism and mass communications industries. 

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College of Journalism and Mass Communications Master of Arts graduate at commencement ceremony in Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Graduate program awards 5 degrees at December commencement

Dec 15 2023 - 4:15pm

Five students earned master’s degrees from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications this week. The candidates were awarded their degrees on Friday, Dec. 15, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's graduate commencement ceremony at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Ellie Kuckelman and Naomi Delkamiller

Two Huskers place in top 20 in Hearst Feature Writing Competition

Dec 15 2023 - 2:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln proudly announces that two students have earned recognition in the Hearst Journalism Awards Feature Writing Competition.  

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Frauke Hachtmann, professor in advertising, has published her research on Complex Crisis Response Advertising using examples of COVID-19 advertising, as seen on the video screens in the CoJMC production studio

Hachtmann peeks behind the curtain at how COVID-era advertising evolved

Dec 13 2023 - 10:30am

Frauke Hachtmann’s deep dive into the advertising world’s response to COVID-19 is a guide for how advertising agencies and their clients can maneuver through a global crisis.

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Kelli Bohling, front, Kaitlin Van Loon and Haley Hamel

Boling studies true crime media

Dec 13 2023 - 10:30am

True crime podcasts can be either healing or retraumatizing for crime victims or their loved ones. Nebraska researcher and assistant professor of advertising and public relations, Kelli Boling is exploring the popular genre with an eye toward developing best practices for the industry, journalists and perhaps even the justice system.

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Krystin Collins and Lance Vie

Huskers receive Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation scholarships

Dec 13 2023 - 10:00am

Two students from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications received scholarships from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation for the 2023-2024 academic year. These prestigious awards recognize their dedication to the field of broadcasting.  

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Jen Urich, CEO and founder of Sparrow Strategy

Urich named Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research

Dec 12 2023 - 4:45pm

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces the appointment of Jen Urich, CEO and founder of Sparrow Strategy, as the Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research for the spring 2024 semester.

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Dillon Galloway

Galloway photographs Husker glory via internship

Dec 11 2023 - 10:45am

As a student photographer for Husker Athletics, Dillon Galloway, a senior from Omaha, has stretched his photographic strengths and capture emotion, tension and triumph across a variety of sports.

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2023 Message from the Dean

Dec 11 2023 - 10:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications has been accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications since 1954 and is the only accredited journalism and mass communications program in Nebraska.

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By the Numbers: Course Equity Gaps

Dec 10 2023 - 8:00am

Course Equity Gaps articulate the difference in Drop, Fail and Withdraw rates between represented and underrepresented students. The more significant the gap, the worse underrepresented students perform in a course compared to represented students. 

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Husker teams win Paper Anvil Awards

Dec 8 2023 - 12:00pm

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln teams won Paper Anvil Awards from the Nebraska chapter of the Public Relations Society of America Dec. 7. Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications was also named Nebraska Professional of the Year.  

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CoJMC Staff Council announces November Not Too Shabby awards

Dec 7 2023 - 2:15pm

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications Staff Council announced the November Not Too Shabby Award winners. Assistant Professor Jason Stamm received the faculty award, and Karez Hassan, Natalie Becerra and Tiffany Groteluschen received the staff award. 

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Jemalyn Griffin in the Agency

Griffin builds varied, impactful career across university

Dec 7 2023 - 1:45pm

Jemalyn Griffin’s contributions to the university span nearly a decade and extend to departments across campus, culminating in a leading role in the development of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Experience Lab.

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Megan Buffington

Buffington named Chancellor's Scholar

Nov 30 2023 - 7:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has named Megan Buffington as Chancellor's Scholar. Buffington is a journalism major from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. 

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Shari Veil

Veil receives 2023 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Relations Education

Nov 30 2023 - 7:45am

The National Communication Association Public Relations Division selected Shari Veil, dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, for the 2023 Outstanding Contribution to Public Relations Education Award. The Division recognizes achievements in public relations research. 

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Drew Baldridge

Baldridge strives to be a ‘champion of people’

Nov 29 2023 - 11:00am

For Drew Baldridge, a passion for giving back to communities around the world has been a constant since he was little. Now, the advertising and public relations major from York, Nebraska, is continuing to be a “champion of people” on campus and beyond.

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Shari Veil and Linda White

White named November Professor of the Month

Nov 29 2023 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces Deepe Family Endowed Chair in Depth Reporting Linda White as the November Professor of the Month. 

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David Swotek

Swotek named November Student of the Month

Nov 29 2023 - 7:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications proudly announces David Swotek as the November Student of the Month. Swotek, a junior broadcasting and sports media and communication double major from Lincoln, was recognized for commitment and skill in broadcasting. 

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: November 2023

Nov 28 2023 - 9:30am

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We are thankful so many of you were able to come back to campus for our Homecoming Party and Scholarship Brunch. Check out all the pictures and let me know if you want me to send you one of your glamour shots!

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Ranch hand Mike Goodman, left, and ranch manager Frank Thompson ride through the prairie grass on a ranch located north of Keystone, Nebraska. The ranch is owned by a Wyoming-based ranching operation run by Jeff Burnett, which recently paid $20 million for nearly 28,000 acres of ground on the Sandhills’ southern edge. A Flatwater Free Press analysis of five years of land sales shows that four of the top five buyers of land by acre are headquartered outside Nebraska. Photo by Ryan Soderlin for the Flatwater

Nebraska journalism course provides data for Flatwater Free Press’ latest story

Nov 27 2023 - 11:30am

The newest project from Nebraska’s independent and nonprofit newsroom The Flatwater Free Press features stories that spotlight seven out-of-state buyers who have spent nearly $250 million on Nebraska farmland.

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By the Numbers: Student Credit Hour Production

Nov 26 2023 - 8:45am

The college has significantly increased its student credit hour production over the past ten years. In 2013-2014, the college generated 16,767 student credit hours. While in 2022-2023, the college generated 21,235 credit hours, a 26.6% increase. The trend has been continuously upward, with notable exceptions in 2016-2017 and 2021-2022. 

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Note from the NU Foundation

Nov 20 2023 - 11:00am

As winter nears, so too, does end-of-the-year giving. Over time, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, like other colleges and departments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has seen a steady increase in the number of qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from an individual retirement account (IRA), especially in the month of December.

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Delkamiller wins first place in 2023 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival Awards

Nov 19 2023 - 6:45am

Naomi Delkamiller, a junior journalism and advertising and public relations double major from Omaha, Nebraska, won first place in the short documentary category of the 2023 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival Awards. 

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Huskers win American Association Social Media Team of the Year

Nov 19 2023 - 6:15am

Two current College of Journalism and Mass Communications Majors, Tyler Hurst and Broderick (Brody) Wilken, and one alum, Avery Jelinek, won the 2023 American Association of Professional Baseball Social Media Team of the Year for their work with the Lincoln Salt Dogs. 

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Neill named November Student of the Month

Nov 19 2023 - 5:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications proudly announces Alex Neill as the November Student of the Month. Neill, a senior broadcasting and sports media and communication double major from Lebanon, Tennessee, was recognized for his leadership and work with the campus radio station 90.3 KRNU. 

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Premiere of documentary unveils the untold journey of Santee Sioux Vietnam War Veteran

Nov 17 2023 - 9:45am

The premiere of a documentary featuring a Santee Sioux Vietnam War veteran’s story was on Nov. 15 in the Andersen Hall auditorium at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The screening was sponsored by the University Libraries and CoJMC alumna and Vietnam War correspondent Bev Keever attended the viewing.

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Jacht Agency collaborates with local advertising agencies for career development

Nov 16 2023 - 11:15am

Jacht Agency collaborated with local advertising agencies this semester to offer Jacht students opportunities for professional development, connect with advertising industry professionals and explore career opportunities in the Lincoln area.

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Kris Malkoski

Malkoski funds underpaid internships, experiential learning opportunities

Nov 15 2023 - 11:15am

Kris Malkoski is a University of Nebraska–Lincoln 1982 journalism graduate who has served in several roles at the University. She's a member of the CoJMC's Comprehensive Campaign Committee and the University of Nebraska Foundation Board of Trustees, and she has served as a mentor for the Nebraska Women's Leadership Network, formerly known as Cather Circle.

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From a dream to a major: A decade of excellence in sports media and communication

Nov 15 2023 - 11:15am

Over the past decade, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications has achieved remarkable advancements in preparing students for careers in sports media and communication. This transformative journey commenced in 2013 when the college introduced a sports communication emphasis within its curriculum. This addition aimed to equip students for dynamic news reporting and promotional roles within the sports industry.

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Summer internship program to address local journalism in rural communities

Nov 15 2023 - 11:15am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces a new initiative aimed at addressing the decline of local journalism in rural Nebraska communities.

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Arnot establishes Look East Fund for Student Opportunity

Nov 15 2023 - 10:30am

College of Journalism and Mass Communications alum Charlie Arnot recently established the Look East Fund for Student Opportunity. Arnot is the founder and CEO of Look East PR and Communications Agency.

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By the Numbers: Spring 2024 Registration

Nov 12 2023 - 7:00am

The priority registration period for the Spring 2024 semester concluded last Tuesday, November 7. In the intervening period, our academic advising team has been diligently working with students to guide them through the registration process. This effort is pivotal in ensuring that students are enrolled in the appropriate courses, thereby maintaining their progress toward timely graduation.

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Alumni assist USS Nebraska with project to honor the Cornhusker State

Nov 11 2023 - 11:00am

BANGOR, Washington — On Veterans Day, the USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) began honoring the Cornhusker State by naming all work and living spaces after Nebraska communities. Vance Scott, commanding officer on the U.S. Navy’s nuclear powered, Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, came up with the idea while touring University of Nebraska Innovation Campus and the Scarlet Hotel during Lincoln Navy Week in August.

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Tan wins Faculty Slam; clinches CoJMC’s three-peat

Nov 10 2023 - 12:45pm

Tan, an assistant professor of sports media and communications, won the 2023 Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam Nov. 8, chosen by spectators among five presenters.

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Annual scholarship brunch brings donors and students together

Nov 6 2023 - 5:15pm

Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications scholarship donors and the students they support were recognized at a scholarship recognition brunch in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus Union on Nov. 4, 2023.

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Huskers on the Move: November 2023

Nov 6 2023 - 9:45am

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include recent graduates who've secured their first full-time jobs, national award-winners and more!

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Murray and Reeves win the 2023 Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity Challenge

Nov 4 2023 - 3:30pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Kale Murray of Elkhorn and junior advertising and public relations major Zoey Reeves of Battle Creek won the 2023 Bailey Lauerman Design Diversity in Nebraska Challenge on Thursday, Nov. 2.

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Homecoming 2023 highlights at Andersen Hall

Oct 30 2023 - 2:15pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications had much to celebrate during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 2023 Homecoming Week from Oct. 23-28.

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Three CoJMC alumni join the Young Alumni Academy

Oct 30 2023 - 9:15am

Three College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumni were selected to participate in the 2023-2024 Young Alumni Academy, hosted by the Nebraska Alumni Association.

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Kinney crowned homecoming royalty at Nebraska

Oct 29 2023 - 1:45pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications senior Hannah-Kate Kinney of Omaha was crowned homecoming royalty at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Renowned Supreme Court journalist Lyle Denniston ('55) honored with Distinguished Nebraskan Award

Oct 27 2023 - 12:00pm

Lyle Denniston (‘55) was awarded the Distinguished Nebraskan Award on Oct. 24, 2023 in Washington, D.C. The Distinguished Nebraskan Award recognizes exceptional Nebraskans who have made a significant impact in their respective fields.

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: October 2023

Oct 24 2023 - 9:30am

I am delighted to announce that I will be getting a new title. Jane Tenhulzen Olson (’64) and her husband, Ron, have made a $2 million gift commitment to establish the Jane T. Olson Endowed Deanship in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. I am honored to be the inaugural recipient of the deanship and carry on Jane’s legacy to the next generation. Read more about Jane’s incredible life journey and the impact this gift will have on the future of our college.

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Alumna creates endowed deanship for College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Oct 24 2023 - 7:00am

Jane Olson traveled the globe with human rights and humanitarian organizations, always carrying a pen, reporter’s notebook and camera, something she attributes to her days as a journalism student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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675 Nebraska high school journalists and teachers meet at UNL for annual convention

Oct 23 2023 - 9:15am

Some 675 students and teachers from 45 Nebraska high schools and a middle school attended the Nebraska High School Press Association fall convention Oct. 16 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to learn journalism and media skills from professionals, college educators and high school advisers.

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Hannah-Kate Kinney named 2023 homecoming royalty finalist

Oct 22 2023 - 10:00am

Hannah-Kate Kinney is one of twenty senior students that have been selected as University of Nebraska–Lincoln homecoming royalty finalists. Kinney is a journalism, advertising and public relations, and broadcasting triple major from Omaha.

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By the Numbers: Husker Power Survey

Oct 22 2023 - 7:15am

In week four of the semester, first-year students are asked to take the Husker Power Survey, which consists of 15 yes or no questions about academic, social, financial and emotional wellbeing. The university uses survey responses to provide students with resources and expertise.

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Class Intercom collaborates with CoJMC for interactive social media workshop

Oct 20 2023 - 11:00am

Class Intercom, the leading provider of school social media management software, worked with Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications for their fourth annual Content Generation Workshop. The student-focused event was held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT at a combination of in-person locations and was accessible to virtual attendees at schools nationwide.

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KRNU sports director broadcasts live from Lincoln, around the country

Oct 14 2023 - 9:15am

As a sports director for KRNU radio, Jacob Schrantz stays busy covering a wide swath of Husker sports while earning opportunities to broadcast for teams around the country.

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Nebraska Mosaic students explore Democracy Day in Lincoln

Oct 10 2023 - 10:45am

Students in associate professor of practice Michelle Hassler’s Nebraska Mosaic class— a course focused on reporting for and about diverse audiences—wrote stories about Democracy Day for their first class assignment.

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Students invited to meet with accrediting site team

Oct 8 2023 - 8:15am

Since 1954, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications has held the unique distinction of being Nebraska's only accredited journalism and mass communications program. Accreditation, a rigorous evaluation against established standards, underscores our commitment to quality and integrity. This process, undertaken every six years, assures students, parents and the broader community of our unwavering dedication to excellence.

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Halloween Costume Contest at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications!

Oct 8 2023 - 6:30am

Get ready for a spooktacular event that will leave you spellbound! The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is thrilled to announce our Halloween Costume Contest for all students, faculty, and staff.

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Study highlights use of TikTok to encourage cervical cancer screening

Oct 6 2023 - 3:15pm

TikTok and other short-form video platforms are booming in popularity — for entertainment and for sharing information, including health information. Researchers are currently examining the effects of social media videos, and among them is Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Kirkpatrick, who studies the intersection of communication and health, recently turned her scientific eye toward TikTok.

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Dominique Kelley

Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln hires former coach, teacher as new CEO

Oct 6 2023 - 3:00pm

CoJMC alumna Dominique Kelley (’12) was recently named CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth.

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LaSharah Bunting

LaSharah S. Bunting joins Lenfest Institute Board of Managers

Oct 6 2023 - 2:15pm

The Lenfest Institute for Journalism’s Board of Managers has voted unanimously to elect LaSharah S. Bunting to the Board. LaSharah is the CEO and Executive Director of the Online News Association, a global membership organization advancing digital journalism, technology, and innovation. She's also a CoJMC alumna ('00), a member of the CoJMC Dean's Advisory Board and a member of the University of Nebraska Foundation Campaign Committee.

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Jacht students strategizing in the AgencyJacht Agency is excited to announce its student crew for the fall 2023 semester. This semester, there are 56 “Jachters,” who represent returning and new students from different backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Jacht Agency announces new members for fall semester

Oct 3 2023 - 3:45pm

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its student crew for the fall 2023 semester. This semester, there are 56 “Jachters,” who represent returning and new students from different backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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CoJMC co-sponsors Mobile Me&You journalism and technology conference

Oct 3 2023 - 10:30am

The 2023 MobileMe&You Conference, a journalism and technology conference about mobile media and digital technology best practices, was at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on Friday, Oct. 13. The event is co-sponsored by Nebraska’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Houston Chronicle names Kelly Ann Scott new executive editor

Oct 3 2023 - 9:30am

Kelly Ann Scott, a 1998 graduate from the CoJMC, was recently named the Houston Chronicle's next executive editor. Previously Scott oversaw Alabama's largest digital news site, AL.com and served as editor-in-chief and vice president of content at Alabama Media Group (part of Advance Local). Under her leadership AL.com won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in local reporting and commentary, among other prestigious awards.

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Jessica Walsh

Grant helps students edit, write in more inclusive ways

Oct 2 2023 - 2:15pm

The demonstrated success from Center for Transformational Teaching grant winner Jessica Fargen Walsh shows that embedded videos in Canvas could be a helpful addition for instructors teaching Associated Press style or journalistic writing and editing to expand the perspectives of students. This could also help instructors keep up with the ever-changing nature of editing.

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Huskers on the Move: October 2023

Oct 2 2023 - 2:00pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include recent graduates who've secured their first full-time jobs, national award-winners and more!

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Checkout Room: Contact Info, Hours and Rules

Sep 29 2023 - 6:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has updated its operational hours for the fall 2023 semester. New contact information is as follows: you can reach the CoJMC checkout room via phone call at 402-472-3024 or through email at cojmc.checkout.room@unl.edu. Please note that text messaging communication with the checkout room is no longer available.

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Valeria Uribe

Experience Lab helps Uribe advance passion for giving back

Sep 27 2023 - 12:15pm

As a Husker, Valeria Uribe, an advertising and public relations and graphic design double major from Le Mars, Iowa, has been able to advance her passion for giving back through her work in the classroom and the community.

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Dr. Shari Veil Joins Bailey Lauerman’s Board Of Directors, Bringing An Innovative Perspective To A Unique Academic And Professional Partnership

Sep 27 2023 - 12:15pm

Bailey Lauerman, an industry-leading Nebraska-based advertising agency, has appointed Dr. Shari Veil to its Board of Directors. Shari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D., is a professor and dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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By the Numbers: 2023 Enrollment After Action Report

Sep 24 2023 - 12:45pm

In response to a request from Executive Vice Chancellor Ankerson, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications assessed recruitment and retention efforts impacting fall 2023 enrollment figures as reported in the University Census. 

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Cobler selected for New York Times talent-pipeline mentorship program

Sep 22 2023 - 10:45am

Ariana Joy Cobler, a CoJMC junior from Yokosuka, Japan, was recently named to the second New York Times Corps cohort. Cobler is one of 19 undergraduate students from across the country selected to participate in the talent-pipeline mentorship program.

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: September 2023

Sep 22 2023 - 10:00am

A star-studded panel of CoJMC alums shared the stage to celebrate Nebraska journalism and raise money for Flatwater Free Press earlier this month. The panel, moderated by Flatwater Free Press Editor Matthew Hansen (‘03), featured CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny (‘96), New York Times Reporter Dionne Searcey (‘93) and CEO of the Online News Association LaSharah Bunting (‘00) who talked about their Nebraska roots and the future of journalism. Current CoJMC student Evelyn Mejia also took the stage to share her experience as a Rural Journalism Fellow with Flatwater.

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John Bender

The Nail-Biter That Wasn’t: Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart

Sep 22 2023 - 9:45am

You may be tired of hearing about Donald Trump’s criminal indictments but imagine how angry people would be if they could know nothing of the prosecutions. That the public knows so much of the evidence is in no small part because of a 1976 Supreme Court decision called Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart. The decision arose from a 1975 murder case.

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By the Numbers: Fall 2023 Census Report

Sep 17 2023 - 7:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's official census date was Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. Data from the official census is now available and allows us to examine and gain insight into our enrollment trends.

Overall, college enrollment grew 3.3%, from 1010 in fall 2022 to 1043 in fall 2023. During the same period, overall university enrollment declined by .9%, from 24,301 in fall 2022 to 24,087 in fall 2023. 

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Big Ten journalism and mass communications deans and directors visit Andersen Hall

Sep 15 2023 - 12:15pm

Journalism and mass communications deans and directors from the Big 10 conference held their fall meeting at UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Andersen Hall.

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Lavigne awarded 2023 Dan Jenkins Medal for Best Sportswriting

Sep 15 2023 - 11:15am

CoJMC alumna Paula Lavigne was named one of three winners of the seventh annual Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting. Lavigne and Tom Junod won the 2023 Jenkins Medal for Best Sportswriting for their ESPN article "Untold." They'll be honored at the Jenkins Medal award ceremony in Austin on October 13.

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Alum Melanie Gentrup works behind the scenes for Volleyball Day

Sep 14 2023 - 4:30pm

Melanie Gentrup has been a Husker fan since birth. Now the Husker alum is an assistant live events producer with HuskerVision where she gets to showcase the teams she grew up loving. Her work was recently on display for a world-record-breaking 92,003 fans in Memorial Stadium (and hundreds of thousands watching from across the country and world) for Volleyball Day in Nebraska. She takes us behind the scenes.

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Cory Armstrong

Armstrong selected to participate in Big Ten leadership program, named Nebraska ALP-Mellon Fellow

Sep 11 2023 - 2:45pm

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor has announced its annual selection of faculty who will attend two Big Ten Academic Alliance leadership programs this year. Cory Armstrong, the Lawrence L. and Ruth E. Pike professor in journalism and associate dean for research and faculty affairs at the CoJMC, is one of the six faculty selected to participate in the Academic Leadership Program.

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Industry experts join the Experience Lab as fall 2023 professionals-in-residence

Sep 8 2023 - 12:30pm

Twenty-one industry professionals have joined the Experience Lab as professionals-in-residence at UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications for the fall 2023 semester.

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Adrian Whitsett chosen as a 2023 Multicultural Homecoming Distinguished Alum

Sep 7 2023 - 11:30am

The CoJMC will welcome Adrian Whitsett, a 2008 bachelor's of journalism and bachelor's of philosophy graduate, as one of UNL's Distinguished Alumni at the Multicultural Homecoming events Oct. 26 - Oct. 28. Multicultural Homecoming is hosted by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color, the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and the Nebraska Alumni Association.

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Huskers on the Move: September 2023

Sep 6 2023 - 3:30pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include recent graduates who've secured their first full-time jobs, national award-winners and more!

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Thompson Forum, with theme ‘Uprooted,’ opens Sept. 18

Sep 6 2023 - 3:30pm

The 35th season of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will feature three mainstage speakers, as well as a youth panel.

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Kirkpatrick welcomed as first guest on new Nebraska Extension podcast

Sep 6 2023 - 1:30pm

Dr. Ciera Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations in the CoJMC, was the first guest on Nebraska Extension's new podcast, "The Good Life in Early Life." The series will highlight Nebraska's research on early care and youth education.

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Obituary: Jessica Kennedy-Matthews

Aug 31 2023 - 3:30pm

Jessica passed away on August 28, 2023, in Dublin, Ireland, with her beloved husband, Scott, by her side. Jess and Scott were nearing the end of a wonderful road trip through Ireland when Jess suddenly fell ill and later died in a Dublin hospital.

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If you see it: Husker volleyball gave state new role models

Aug 31 2023 - 3:30pm

Sports media and communications alum Abby Barmore wrote an her last article for the Nebraska News Service about the Husker volleyball program and Husker volleyball player Lindsay Krause before graduating in December 2021. A version of the article was published in Nebraska Today to promote Nebraska Volleyball Day.

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Experience Lab launches Production House

Aug 31 2023 - 8:00am

In the fall of 2023, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Experience Lab proudly introduced Production House, a dynamic addition to its roster of student-led agencies. Production House offers videography, photography and live-streaming services to clients in the Lincoln community.

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By the Numbers: 2022-2023 Senior Exit Survey

Aug 29 2023 - 7:30am

The Senior Exit Survey is administered to all graduating students in the 098 Senior Assessment Course. Students are required to register for this course in their final semester before graduation.

The Senior Exit Survey seeks to measure students' beliefs about the quality of their education and provide actionable feedback for the faculty. The Senior Exit survey is also used to assess the ACEJMC student learning outcomes. It is an indirect measure as it asks students to self-report on their competency.

During 2022-2023, 237 students completed the survey – 51 in Fall 2022, 175 in Spring 2023 and 11 in Summer 2023. 

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By the Numbers: 2022-2023 Internship Survey Results

Aug 27 2023 - 6:45am

With the conclusion of the summer sessions, the annual internship survey for 2022-2023 is complete and the results are available. The Internship Survey is one of five assessment measures conducted by the college. The internship survey is an indirect measure of student learning as it asks students and supervisors to self-report their understanding. 

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Dean's Update: August 2023

Aug 24 2023 - 8:45am

I love the start of the fall semester. The energy and excitement even cuts through the steamy 100+ degree heat we’ve been experiencing in Nebraska! We are so excited for the start of a new semester and to introduce you to the five new faculty and new director of academic advising starting this academic year.

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Five faculty and one new staff member join Nebraska's College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Aug 23 2023 - 10:45am

Five faculty and one new staff member joined CoJMC, starting in the 2023-24 academic year: assistant professor of practice, Kristian Anderson; assistant professor of practice and Deepe Family Chair in Depth Reporting, Chris Graves;  assistant professor in media law, Dr. Michael K. Park; assistant professor in sports media and communication, Dr. Ryan Tan; assistant professor and Deepe Family Chair in Depth Reporting, Dr. Linda White; and director of advising, Alisa Smith.

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Broadcasting Huskers win four national best of show awards

Aug 22 2023 - 4:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications won 16 awards—including four Best of Show—at the 2023 Broadcast Education Association’s On-Location Creative Works Competition.

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Six Huskers win gold at Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Awards

Aug 22 2023 - 10:00am

Six Huskers won gold at the 2023 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Awards, along with several CoJMC alumni and incoming first-year students. The winners received their awards during the Nebraska Broadcasters Association annual convention on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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Veil honored with Nebraska Broadcasters Association Friend to Broadcasters Award

Aug 21 2023 - 4:15pm

Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was honored with the Friend to Broadcasters Award at the Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) Hall of Fame Banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 8. The banquet was the opening event at the NBA's 89th annual convention.

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Four Nebraska News Service alums win national Edward R. Murrow Award

Aug 21 2023 - 11:00am

The Nebraska News Service and four recent graduates from UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications won the 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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Huskers on the Move: August 2023

Aug 18 2023 - 1:00pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include recent graduates who've secured their first full-time jobs, Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle award-winners, various job promotions and more!

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Nebraska's College of Journalism and Mass Communications announces Dean's Advisory Board members

Aug 17 2023 - 2:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a dean’s advisory board that will help the college reach their strategic goals and stay informed on trends in the media and communications world. The 16 board members are experts in their industries and many are members of our alumni family.

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By the Numbers: 2023 Recruitment Report

Aug 13 2023 - 6:00am

As the summer ends and new student enrollment wraps up, we can see a clearer picture of our incoming first-year class for fall 2023. Official recruitment numbers won't be available until after the census date (the sixth day of classes), but current figures can give us a good idea of where we will land this year. 

The college experienced increases across all stages of the recruitment process, unlike the university, which saw declines in several stages. 

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Obituary: Raymond Anthony Metoyer

Aug 7 2023 - 3:45pm

Raymond Anthony Metoyer passed away on July 21 in Atlanta, Georgia after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 72. He was born on July 10, 1951 in Omaha to Raymond and Lois Metoyer. He graduated from Creighton Prep and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He spent his summers working at the family barbecue restaurant - Metoyer's Barbecue.

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By the Numbers: Aim 7: Establish a culture of life-long learning and professional development

Aug 6 2023 - 6:00am

During 2022-2023, the college expanded its efforts to build a culture of life-long learning. Efforts focused on programs that support the college’s culture and the professional development of our faculty and staff. 

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

Aug 6 2023 - 6:00am

In 2022-2023, the college expanded its engagement with alumni and donors nationwide. We continued to host regular Drinks with the Dean events, which provided the opportunity for alumni to engage with each other in their local community. In 2022-2023, the college hosted Drinks with the Dean events in Minneapolis, Omaha, Lincoln, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Denver, Nashville, New York, Dallas and Kansas City.

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Gividen leading Husker esports through new phase

Aug 3 2023 - 1:45pm

Z Gividen, president of Nebraska Esports, is helping make big things happen for the community that’s transformed her college experience.

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

Jul 30 2023 - 7:15am

During 2022-2023, the college faculty proposed a new graduate certificate in Sports Promotion. The certificate requires 12 credit hours, including one required course (ADPR 884: Brands and Branding) and an additional nine credit hours from a selection of five courses. The college faculty approved the program proposal on March 10, 2023. The proposal is awaiting university approval.  

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By the Numbers: Aim 6: Attract and retain diverse faculty, staff and students committed to our values of hard work and collaborative problem-solving

Jul 30 2023 - 7:00am

Attracting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body committed to our values of hard work and collaborative problem-solving is a top priority for our college. To achieve this goal, we have undertaken several initiatives and programs that promote diversity and inclusion.

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High school summer camp fosters students' passion for media and communication

Jul 27 2023 - 3:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications reaffirmed its dedication to nurturing young talent in journalism and media by hosting the annual Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA) Summer Camp from July 10 to 12, 2023.

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Uribe wins Public Relations Society of America multicultural leadership award

Jul 27 2023 - 10:45am

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation awarded the Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award to Valeria Uribe, a junior advertising and public relations and graphic design dual major. The $1,000 award recognizes Uribe’s outstanding leadership and commitment to service and social responsibility.

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Nebraska’s PRSSA chapter receives national Star Chapter Award

Jul 27 2023 - 10:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter received the 2023 Star Chapter Award from PRSSA National for its excellence in programming and service. The award is considered the gold standard for college-level chapters striving to achieve excellence.

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Dean's Update: July 2023

Jul 27 2023 - 10:00am

I am delighted to share the first few installments from our new Campus Voices Futures Series on 90.3 KRNU. This series profiles alumni who are building incredible careers in our fields and have their fingers on the pulse of where our professions are going next. This month, the legendary Rick Alloway interviewed Josh PlanosBrittany Jones-CooperTia NewcomerEmily DoskowJuan Perez, Jr. and Dionne Searcey. Check out their interviews to learn more about these superstar alums!

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Future huskers explore digital media and esports during Big Red Summer Camps

Jul 24 2023 - 10:45am

From June 11 to June 16, UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted the Big Red Summer Camps with the Nebraska 4-H program. High school students and recent graduates attended the camp to explore career paths in digital media and esports. Under the guidance of CoJMC faculty and staff members and student ambassadors, the campers practiced professional media creator skills.

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Cory Armstrong, associate dean for research and faculty affairs

Armstrong to receive Oustanding Woman in Journalism & Mass Communication Education Award

Jul 24 2023 - 10:30am

Cory Armstrong, associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, is set to be honored with the prestigious Outstanding Woman in Journalism & Mass Communication Education Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications' Commission on the Status of Women.

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Gutzwiller wins Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Award

Jul 24 2023 - 10:00am

Hallie Gutzwiller, a senior broadcasting major from Elm Creek, won a prestigious Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Award.

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Megan Buffington

Buffington selected for a Dow Jones News Fund internship

Jul 24 2023 - 9:45am

Senior journalism major Megan Buffington was selected for a prestigious Dow Jones News Fund Internship. This highly competitive program provides paid internships in 67 newsrooms across the United States, offering students like Buffington a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various fields.

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Huskers win National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition awards

Jul 24 2023 - 9:15am

Students at UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications won nine awards at the National Electronic Media Association’s National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, seven projects won their category and two were awarded honorable mentions.

 

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 Mia Azizah

Azizah selected to join NextGen Global Leaders Network

Jul 24 2023 - 9:00am

Mia Azizah, an alumna of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, has earned a prestigious spot in the 2023 NextGen Global Leaders Network. This one-year program, sponsored by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), provides a unique platform for 70 talented young professionals from 25 states to explore innovative ways of promoting global development and diplomacy within their communities.

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By the Numbers: Aim 4: Embrace and protect the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy

Jul 23 2023 - 7:30am

Summary of Activities 

On April 7, 2023, the college faculty approved a permanent number and ACE 6 certification for JOMC 322: Democracy and the Media: Trusting the News in a Hyper-polarized Era. This course has been previously offered as a special topics course. The new permanent ACE status will allow the college to attract students from across the campus to enroll in future semesters.  

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Huskers on the Move: July 2023

Jul 19 2023 - 2:45pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include May 2023 graduates with their first full-time jobs, national award nominees, job promotions and more!

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Faculty members to attend 2023 AEJMC Conference

Jul 19 2023 - 12:15pm

Faculty members from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will attend the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference from Aug. 7-10, in Washington, D.C. Many will serve as panelists, moderators or discussants and others will present their research at various sessions during the four-day conference.

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By the Numbers: Aim 3: Emphasize and prioritize research and creative activity across the college

Jul 11 2023 - 2:45pm

In the summer of 2022, the faculty at our college joined forces to identify areas of excellence within our academic community. As a result, we established a dedicated section on the college's website, specifically designed to showcase and promote our research and creative activities. This section serves as a valuable resource, providing information on our research centers and highlighting the notable achievements of our faculty in their respective fields.

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By the Numbers: Aim 2: Advance the field by bridging research and practice in our graduate programs

Jul 9 2023 - 8:45am

In 2022-2023, the college made progress on building a curriculum that will support our aim of bridging research and practice in our graduate program. Our Ph.D. proposal, first drafted in 2021-2022, received feedback from an external market research firm that indicates that our proposal is sound and will provide a needed service in the marketplace. The Office of Graduate Studies also provided feedback that the associate dean for academic programs incorporated into the proposal. 

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By the Numbers: Aim 1: Launch a college-wide experiential learning lab

Jul 2 2023 - 7:30am

In 2022-2023, the college continued to expand the Experience Lab, originally launched in the fall of 2021. Student enrollment in the experience lab grew from 136 in 2021-2022 to 233 in 2022-2023, with 96 students enrolling in fall 2022 and 137 in spring 2023. The college expanded the number of professionals in residence providing mentorship to Experience Lab Students from 13 in fall 2021 and 17 in spring 2022 to 21 in fall 2022 and 21 in spring 2023.   

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Nathan Hé

Hé building out welcoming community for alumni

Jun 29 2023 - 11:00am

Meet Nathan Hé. As an undergrad from Chongqing, China, Hé got involved across campus — from joining RSOs to finding opportunities for hands-on learning. Now as the assistant director of alumni engagement for the Nebraska Alumni Association, he’s creating more opportunities for alumni and students to engage with each other and find communities that are important for them.

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340 Huskers named to spring Dean's List

Jun 28 2023 - 11:30am

Three hundred and forty University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been named to the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2022-23 academic year.

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Fall 2023 peer mentor cohort announced

Jun 21 2023 - 11:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has recently selected its new cohort of peer mentors for the 2023-2024 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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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: June 2023

Jun 14 2023 - 9:15am

Happy birthday to The Daily Nebraskan! Whether you called it the DN or the Rag, our student newspaper launched the careers of some incredibly successful alums. Share your memories, read the first issue, give to the Editorial Support Fund or pick up some swag to celebrate The Daily Nebraskan’s 122 birthday.

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Dean Shari Veil and Hallie Gutzwiller

Gutzwiller named runner-up at Hearst National Championships

Jun 14 2023 - 8:45am

Winning college journalists in the 63rd National Writing, Photojournalism, Audio, Television and Multimedia Championships were announced on June 7, 2023 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.

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Drew Baldridge

Baldridge awarded the third annual Bailey Lauerman Fund for Student Opportunity Scholarship

Jun 13 2023 - 11:00am

BL’s annual scholarship is one of the ways we uphold our commitment to growing DEI in our agency, in our community, and in the industry. Each year, we award a scholarship to one student who exemplifies a diverse perspective and a commitment to supporting marginalized groups.

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Bobby Coleman, Marissa Lindemann

Two CoJMC students participate in Rural Fellows internship program

Jun 5 2023 - 4:00pm

Rural Prosperity Nebraska kicked off the 10th season of its Rural Fellows internship program on June 5. Twenty one students will live in 10 rural communities across the state, working on community development projects that range from public health to downtown creative arts districts.

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Huskers on the Move: June 2023

Jun 5 2023 - 12:30pm

Congratulations to the CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers. This month's featured alumni include May 2023 graduates with their first full-time jobs, Heartland Emmy nominees, job promotions and more!

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Jacht students at AMA Prism Awards

Huskers win 12 awards at 2023 AMA Prism Awards

May 30 2023 - 5:15pm

The Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association held its annual Prism Awards on May 4, 2023. The Prism Awards were created to celebrate the strength and innovation of Lincoln’s marketers. Student groups within the College of Journalism and Mass Communications won nine Prism Awards and three Sterling Awards.

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Chris DeRuyscher

Chris DeRuyscher elected into IDEA Hall of Fame

May 30 2023 - 2:00pm
The Information Display & Entertainment Association (IDEA) is proud to announce the election of Chris DeRuyscher into the IDEA Hall of Fame. A formal induction ceremony will take place July 12th at the 2023 IDEA Conference to be held in Austin, TX.
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Hannah-Kate Kinney and Kylee Sodomka

Two Huskers awarded Nebraska Broadcasters Association scholarships

May 25 2023 - 2:45pm

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation awarded scholarships to two UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications students with aspirations to work in broadcasting upon their graduation. The following students are recipients of the $2,000 NBA EEO Scholarships for 2023:

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College names Experience Lab leads for upcoming semester

May 25 2023 - 9:15am

UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications recently announced the thirteen Matousek Scholars who will serve as student leads in the college's Experience Lab for the fall 2023 semester. The experiential learning program allows students to gain hands-on experience from the first day they begin college. More than 200 students will participate in the Experience Lab this fall.

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: May 2023

May 23 2023 - 1:30pm

Over the weekend, we added 210 CoJMC graduates to the alumni family! On Friday, 27 graduate students received their master of arts degrees or a graduate certificate at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. On Saturday, 183 undergraduate students crossed the stage at Memorial Stadium. We had beautiful weather throughout the weekend as Chancellor Ronnie Green presided over his final commencement at Nebraska. On Monday, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter named Rodney D. Bennett as the priority candidate for our next chancellor.

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Dulce Garcia

Dulce Garcia named Outstanding Honors Graduate

May 21 2023 - 12:15pm

Sixteen graduating seniors earned awards from the University Honors Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The students were selected from among 300-plus Honors graduates during the 2022-23 academic year.

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By the Numbers: 2023 Enrollment Deposit Report

May 21 2023 - 6:15am

Now that the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline has passed, we can begin to see the shape of our incoming freshman class for fall 2023. All data contained in this report was pulled on May 16, 2023, and included comparisons are from one year prior to the day. 

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Mai Vu

Experiential learning propels Vu to award-winning work

May 18 2023 - 1:45pm

Meet Mai Vu, an advertising and public relations major from Hai Phong, Vietnam. Through internships and hands-on experiences on campus, Vu has explored the power of writing.

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CoJMC announces faculty and staff award winners

May 18 2023 - 11:15am

UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce its faculty and staff award winners for the year 2023. These outstanding individuals have been recognized for their exceptional achievements in teaching, research, industry or community engagement, student support or advocacy, staff excellence, inclusive excellence and going above and beyond expectations.

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CoJMC graduates 183 students at May commencement

May 17 2023 - 1:30pm

UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications celebrates the 183 students who graduated on May 20, 2023, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. CoJMC is the only program in Nebraska accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The degree provides students with the technical skills, broad liberal arts education, and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in the ever-changing journalism and mass communications industries.

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Kloee Sander

Graduation Spotlight: Kloee Sander

May 17 2023 - 9:30am

After building a solid support system of professional connections and cherished friendships at UNL, Kloee Sander is looking forward to expanding her community on the east coast. The May 2023 broadcasting graduate has lived in Lincoln her entire life, but starting this fall, she'll trade in her Husker red for Tarheel blue when she begins law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Gail Lim, professional journalism

Twenty seven receive graduate degrees, certificates

May 16 2023 - 2:45pm

Twenty seven College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduate students received their master of arts degrees and/or were honored with a graduate certificate on May 19 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s graduate commencement in the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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Victoria Baker

Graduation Spotlight: Victoria Baker

May 16 2023 - 1:00pm
Victoria Baker's path to discovering her passion for advertising is unique, not to mention inspiring. The May 2023 broadcasting graduate took her first advertising course this fall 2022. Now she's moving to Los Angeles to start her copywriting internship at one of the largest advertising agencies in the world.
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Ana Chincoa

Graduation Spotlight: Ana Chincoa

May 15 2023 - 4:00pm

Ana Chincoa graduates from the CoJMC knowing she's already fulfilled her biggest dream— graduating from a four-year university like Nebraska. As an international student from São Paulo, Brazil, college wasn't easy for Chincoa. She's faced numerous challenges in the last few years, like navigating cultural differences, her mental health and financial stability.

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McCoy and KRNU receive Edward R. Murrow Awards

May 15 2023 - 3:45pm

UNL’s student-led radio station in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, 90.3 KRNU was awarded two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Barney McCoy, professor of broadcasting, produced the story.

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McCoy features alumna, war correspondent in ‘Nebraska Stories’

May 15 2023 - 10:15am

Hebron native and University of Nebraska alumna Beverly Deepe Keever and her career as a Vietnam War correspondent is featured in the May 18 episode of “Nebraska Stories."

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Husker students and staff pick up six Omaha Press Club awards

May 15 2023 - 9:15am

Five UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and one staff member received awards from the Omaha Press Club (OPC) for the 2023-2024 academic year at the OPC Foundation brunch on April 22 in Omaha.

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Students, faculty and organizations honored at the Student Impact Awards

May 12 2023 - 3:15pm

UNL's Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement hosted an evening reception in the Nebraska Union on May 4 to announce and celebrate the 2022-23 academic year Student Impact Awards.

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Five Huskers win awards to support summer internships

May 12 2023 - 11:30am

Five UNL 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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Clockwise from top left: Lauryn Higgins, stringer, New York Times; Kelly Ann Scott, editor-in-chief and vice president of content, AL.com and Angel Jennings, assistant managing editor for culture and talent, Los Angeles Times

Husker alumni win three Pulitzer Prizes for journalism excellence

May 11 2023 - 4:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce that three alumni have won Pulitzer Prizes. Angel Jennings, Lauryn Higgins and Kelly Ann Scott have each been recognized for their outstanding work in journalism.

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Clockwise from top letf: Jordan Snader, writer and producer, Swanson Russell; Jackie Ostrowicki, assistant vice president and director of marketing, branding and digital media, University of Nebraska; Katie Ripa, vice president and account director, KidGlov and Christine Weeks, founder and CEO, Eleonor Creative

Four alumni recognized at 2023 PRISM Awards

May 11 2023 - 2:30pm

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni have received recognition at the 2023 PRISM Awards, organized by the American Marketing Association Lincoln Chapter. The awards ceremony took place on May 9, 2023, at The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in Lincoln.

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Jacob Vanderford, junior, advertising and public relations and sports media and communication major, receives the Student Leadership Award at the UNL Student Impact Awards on May 4.

Vanderford receives student leadership award

May 11 2023 - 2:30pm

Jacob Vanderford, a junior studying advertising and public relations and sports media and communication from Lincoln, was recently honored with the Student Leadership Award at the 2022-2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Impact Awards. This prestigious award recognizes Vanderford's exceptional leadership skills and his significant contributions to the university community.

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Nathan Hé is presented the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community by Chancellor Ronnie Green on May 4, 2023.

Students, alum honored at Nebraska Lavender Graduation

May 8 2023 - 3:00pm

On May 4, the University of Nebraska held its annual Lavender Graduation ceremony to celebrate the achievements of graduating LGBTQA+ students on campus. Among the honorees were two students and one alum from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Sports media elevates Gross’ passion to next level

May 8 2023 - 11:00am

Typically, doing class assignments on a Saturday isn’t every student’s vision of an ideal weekend. For Meg Gross, who recently photographed the Husker football spring game for her sports media and communication major in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, there’s no better way to spend a Saturday.

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By the Numbers: Diversity of Students and Faculty

May 7 2023 - 7:00pm

The college’s recently proposed Diversity and Inclusion plan includes goals to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff and student populations. To position ourselves for success in these initiatives, it is important to understand where we stand today and what our recent trends have been, including individuals from underrepresented groups in our faculty, staff and student population. 

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Jacht Agency wins three National Student Production Awards

May 3 2023 - 2:30pm

Student creators from Jacht Agency won three first-place awards at the National Student Production Awards, an extensive educational program created by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) that recognizes achievement in video production.

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Jacht Agency to Host Inaugural Award Presentation, The Jachtys, Celebrating Spring 2023 Semester’s Work

May 3 2023 - 9:45am

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its Spring 2023 Final Presentation. This year’s presentation theme is, The Jachtys, taking place on Tuesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. via YouTube live stream.

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Huskers on the Move: May 2023

May 1 2023 - 4:45pm

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's features highlight several alumni who've started new jobs or received a promotion!

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Marissa Kraus and Naomi Delkamiller

Huskers receive awards at the Nebraska Medallion Banquet

May 1 2023 - 3:45pm

Three College of Journalism and Mass Communications students were honored with scholarship awards at the Nebraska Medallion Dinner on March 24 hosted at the Wick Alumni Center. Each year, the Nebraska Alumni Association recognizes accomplished alumni, promising students and a retired faculty member at a variety of awards programs and events such as the Nebraska Medallion Dinner. The award winners are chosen by a selection committee of alumni from across the country.

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UNL’s 2023 National Student Advertising Competition team

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

May 1 2023 - 10:00am

UNL’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team placed second at the American Advertising Federation’s District 9 competition, held in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 22. This year’s eight competing teams came from colleges and universities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

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Faith Worden

New ambassador class announced for the 2023-2024 school year

May 1 2023 - 9:00am

UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications announced the newest class of student ambassadors. The team, led by Alex Fernando, CoJMC’s assistant director of recruitment, welcomed three students to the team in January and four students in April.

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By the Numbers: Fall 2023 Registration

Apr 30 2023 - 9:00am

Priority registration for the fall 2023 semester ended on April 11. It is important that eligible students register for the upcoming semester to ensure they are retained in the college and get into the classes they need to graduate. 

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Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird (left) and former State Sen. Suzanne Geist during the Lincoln Mayoral Debate on April 23.

UNL CoJMC and KLKN-TV co-host Lincoln Mayoral Debate with student assistants

Apr 26 2023 - 2:00pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications partnered with KLKN-TV to host the Lincoln Mayoral Debate on April 23, 2023, between current Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and former Nebraska State Sen. Suzanne Geist.

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: April 2023

Apr 26 2023 - 10:00am

Tomorrow evening we will celebrate the incomparable Marylou Luther Imparato (’51) at her book signing event at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City. Marylou's incredible career as a revered fashion journalist has spanned the last seven decades. Her new book, Be-Spoke, includes quotes from Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and so many more. If you're in New York this week, please join us!

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Senior students produce special edition of Nebraska Nightly to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr 26 2023 - 8:30am

Students from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications produced a special edition of Nebraska Nightly on April 20 to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Huskers earn honorable mention in Bateman Competition

Apr 26 2023 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications Bateman Case Study team has earned an honorable mention and a top-16 finish in the 2023 national competition. The Public Relations Student Society of America hosts the Bateman competition annually for public relations students, allowing them to implement a full public relations campaign using their classroom education and internship experiences.

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Barney McCoy, Gilbert and Martha Hitchcock Professor

McCoy wins best of competition in BEA Festival of Media Arts

Apr 25 2023 - 3:30pm

Barney McCoy, Gilbert and Martha Hitchcock Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was awarded the Best of Competition award by the Broadcast Education Association in the 2023 BEA Festival of Media Arts Faculty News Competition.

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Jacob Vanderford (left) with Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, is pictured at the NPA convention on April 15.

Vanderford receives inaugural Beermann Scholarship at NPA Convention

Apr 25 2023 - 3:00pm

Jacob Vanderford has been awarded the first Linda Beermann Scholarship by the Nebraska Press Association. The scholarship was awarded at the NPA's annual convention on April 15, 2023. Vanderford, who is from Lincoln, Nebraska, is a junior sports media and communication and advertising and public relations double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Huskers win regional advertising awards, advance to nationals

Apr 25 2023 - 2:45pm

Two entries from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications have won American Advertising Awards in the Region 9 competition.

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McCoy receives grant from Humanities Nebraska

Apr 23 2023 - 2:45pm

In partnership with Nebraska Public Media, Barney McCoy, the Gilbert and Martha Hitchcock Professor of Broadcasting in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, received a grant from Humanities Nebraska. The grant will support the production of “Running Towards the Fire,” a WWII documentary about University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Barney Oldfield and Reuters News correspondent Robert Reuben.

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By the Numbers: Donor Support

Apr 23 2023 - 9:30am

As state-aided budgets shrink, the University and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications become increasingly reliant on philanthropy to support essential operations. Last November, the University of Nebraska Foundation launched a five-year comprehensive campaign to raise funds for faculty support, student support and strategic initiatives. 

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Ron Hull

Broadcasting legend Ron Hull passes away

Apr 21 2023 - 10:00am

Ron Hull, a leader of Nebraska Public Media and a public television trailblazer, has passed away. He was 92-years-old. For nearly 70 years, Hull made Nebraska Public Media his life’s work – beginning his career in 1955 just a year after Nebraska’s public television station was founded. In fact, at that time it was only the ninth station to sign on to the PBS system. From the beginning, Hull was a jack-of-all-trades, producing and directing an array of television programs with his sights set on creating programs that both informed and entertained.

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Jill Lamkins, senior, broadcasting and sports media and communication and Hannah-Kate Kinney, senior, broadcasting, journalism and advertising and public relations

Kinney, Lamkins serve as emcees of New Venture Competition

Apr 16 2023 - 2:45pm

Two students from the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications served as emcees for an event at the Sheldon Museum of Art.

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By the Numbers: Employee Climate Survey

Apr 16 2023 - 2:15pm

Thank you to everyone who completed the 2023 Climate Survey. Out of 199 active employees, 80 completed the survey, for a response rate of 40%. The survey was shared with all full and part-time employees including faculty, staff, student workers and graduate assistants. 

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Paige Brophy (left), junior advertising and public relations major, and Emily Bray, senior advertising and public relations and graphic design double major

Huskers receive AAF Nebraska scholarships

Apr 16 2023 - 8:15am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce that two of its students have been selected as scholarship winners by the American Advertising Federation  Nebraska.

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Five students named May 2023 Chancellor's Scholars

Apr 16 2023 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to announce that five exceptional students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications have been named as Chancellor’s Scholars. The prestigious award is the highest academic recognition the University offers and is given to those who have achieved an A in every undergraduate class.

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Nebraska Chapter of PRSSA Announces 2023-2024 Officer Team

Apr 16 2023 - 8:00am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to announce that the Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America has selected its new officer team for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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With Buoy, Brophy helps impact nonprofits across the state

Apr 12 2023 - 10:45am

Advertising and public relations student Paige Brophy wears a lot of different hats for Buoy. In addition to working with the team of 30+ students that make up Buoy, Brophy organizes, communicates and collaborates with a roster of nonprofit clients that utilize Buoy’s marketing services.

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Urich visits campus as the Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research

Apr 12 2023 - 10:45am

Jennifer Urich, CEO and co-founder of Sparrow Strategy, was this year’s Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Urich was on campus from Feb. 27 to March 11 and visited numerous classes, sharing her strategic expertise.

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Jacht Agency collaborates with student ad agencies across country to deliver annual workshop Jachtventure

Apr 12 2023 - 10:15am

Jacht Agency announces its first annual outreach event, Jachtventure. What started as a discussion about student agencies in Nebraska blossomed into a bigger conversation about all student advertising firms across the country. From this, the idea of Jachtventure was born.

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Four student winners selected for Roper Sports Writing Competition

Apr 12 2023 - 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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Apply for the Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship

Apr 7 2023 - 4:00pm

The Sharon Begley Science Reporting Fellowship was launched in 2021 with the goal of diversifying the ranks of science and health journalists and fostering better coverage of science that is relevant to all people. It is a year-long $75k (with health benefits) reporting fellowship for early-career journalists. 

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Arts for All at the Lied Center

Apr 7 2023 - 3:45pm

Did you know that UNL students can get free and half-price tickets at the Lied Center for Performing Arts? Our Arts for All program makes unique, award-winning shows accessible to you for a great value right on campus! All you need is your NUID, and you can get 2 free or half-price tickets to most of the shows at the Lied.

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Alumni Spotlight: Holly Hanau

Apr 7 2023 - 12:30pm

Holly Hanau graduated from CoJMC in May 2019. A few months later, she moved to Madrid, Spain and taught English in a primary school as a North American Language and Culture Assistant. In February 2020, Holly launched her freelance copywriting career while working as an au pair and traveling around Europe. In May 2021, she joined the Berlin Boss Babes team (a female empowerment group) as their community and events manager. Today Holly's an account manager for an affiliate marketing agency and works remotely in France. She just launched a travel blog called Alta Adventures to share her experiences living abroad so that others can do the same. Follow Holly's adventures on her blog or her Instagram.

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From left: Jill Martin, assistant professor of practice, Ken Fischer, assistant professor of practice, Avery Lewis,  junior broadcasting major, Hallie Gutzweiller, senior broadcasting major, Barney McCoy, professor, Kaci Richter, assistant professor of practice, Alaina Tomesh, junior broadcasting major and Shari Veil, dean and professor.

Huskers shine at 2023 Eric Sevareid Awards

Apr 7 2023 - 9:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce its students won several prestigious 2023 Eric Sevareid Awards for their exceptional work in broadcast journalism.

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Tenhulzen Olson engages with students throughout Alumni Masters week

Apr 6 2023 - 1:45pm

Jane Tenhulzen Olson, international human rights activist, was honored as the 2023 CoJMC Alumni Master, during Masters Week from March 22-24. Alumni Masters Week is a program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association (NAA), the Student Alumni Association Board of Directors and the UNL Chancellor's Office. During Masters Week, outstanding alumni return to campus to share their experiences and knowledge with students.

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From Left: Assistant Professor of Practice Ken Fischer, Assistant Professor of Practice Kaci Richter, junior broadcasting major Alaina Tomesh, junior broadcasting major Avery Lewis and Assistant Professor of Practice Jill Martin accept the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Mark of Excellence Awards at the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Conference on March 31, 2023, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Huskers win big in SPJ Mark of Excellence competition

Apr 3 2023 - 3:15pm

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications is thrilled to announce that current and former students recently won numerous awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Region 7 Awards competition.

 

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Four CoJMC students inducted into the 2023-24 Mortar Board class

Apr 3 2023 - 2:45pm

Four College of Journalism and Mass Communications students were inducted into the 2023-24 Mortar Board class on April 1 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s annual Ivy Day ceremonies.

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Seline Lecture features Jenna Johnson, Washington Post deputy democracy editor

Apr 3 2023 - 11:00am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications featured Jenna Johnson, deputy democracy editor for the Washington Post, at the 2023 Seline Lecture. The talk, “Deepening polarization, rampant misinformation and the erosion of democracy in the United States,” took place on Tuesday, April 11 on UNL’s City Campus.

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Lecturer and UNL esports coach Ahman Green inducted into Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Apr 2 2023 - 7:45am

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications lecturer and esports coach Ahman Green was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame on April 1, 2023.

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Diane Brayton, EVP and General Counsel for the New York Times, to speak at UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Mar 30 2023 - 4:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications welcomed Diane Brayton as the Hearst Visiting Professional on April 4, 2023. Brayton, the executive vice president and general counsel for the New York Times, spoke to four different journalism and mass communications classes during her visit.

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Capstone class receives honorable mention for advertising campaign

Mar 28 2023 - 12:15pm

During the fall 2022 semester, students in advertising and public relations professor Bryan Wang’s capstone course planned and executed a campaign to reduce targeted violence toward refugees for Invent2Prevent, a program that empowers university and high school students to develop innovative projects that help prevent targeted violence and terrorism in their local communities.

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Huskers on the Move: April 2023

Mar 28 2023 - 10:45am

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include many recent grads who've started new jobs or received a promotion!

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Abigail Reed

Reed named March Student of the Month

Mar 28 2023 - 7:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce Abigail Reed as the March Student of the Month. Reed, a senior broadcasting major from O’Fallon, Missouri, was recognized for her dedication to going above and beyond in her pursuit of excellence in broadcasting.

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A member of Bellevue University's esports team plays League of Legends. (Photo by William Padmore, Nebraska Public Media News)

Nebraska students capitalizing on esports boom

Mar 27 2023 - 3:45pm

By William Padmore, Host/Reporter Nebraska Public Media

Kimball High School senior Keegan Eertmotd has been playing video games ever since he could hold a controller. His passion runs so deep, that he played a leading role in the creation of Kimball Public Schools’ esports team, which officially debuted in Nov. 2022.

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Caitlyn Thomas, senior journalism major

Thomas named February Student of the Month

Mar 27 2023 - 2:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce Caitlyn Thomas as the February Student of the Month. Thomas, a senior journalism major from Papillion, Nebraska, was recognized for her outstanding support of fellow students.

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Richter honored with College Distinguished Teaching Award

Mar 27 2023 - 1:45pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor announced that Kaci Richter will receive a 2023 College Distinguished Teach Award on March 27.

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Griffin named Professor of the Month

Mar 27 2023 - 1:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce Jemalyn Griffin as the March Professor of the Month.

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Four advertising and public relations students pose alongside the dogs at a Domesti-PUPS Saturday play group.

Advertising, PR students ‘pawfect’ match for service dog org

Mar 27 2023 - 9:15am

Dozens of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students used their talents to promote the I Love My Dog Expo for Domesti-PUPS, the nonprofit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.

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By the Numbers: UNL’s Largest and Smallest Academic Programs

Mar 26 2023 - 8:00am

As a land-grant university, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a wide range of academic programs for students ranging from first-time freshmen to those pursuing a Ph.D. Some programs are immensely popular. For example, the largest undergraduate major, Psychology, had 961 students enrolled in the fall of 2022. Other programs are very small, with only one current student enrolled. 

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By the Numbers: UNL’s Largest and Smallest Academic Programs

Mar 26 2023 - 8:00am

As a land-grant university, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers a wide range of academic programs for students ranging from first-time freshmen to those pursuing a Ph.D. Some programs are immensely popular. For example, the largest undergraduate major, Psychology, had 961 students enrolled in the fall of 2022. Other programs are very small, with only one current student enrolled. 

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Sylvia Stone

Alumni Spotlight: Sylvia Stone

Mar 23 2023 - 4:15pm

Sylvia graduated in 2019 and shortly after graduation she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. She used the skills she developed while in college at the CoJMC to connect with her followers online, share her story and educate the public on the importance of breast cancer early detection.

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Sports media capstone team and UNL Sports Media Club to host FIFA tournament

Mar 23 2023 - 3:15pm

Supporting KC, a team of sports media communication and advertising and public relations capstone students, is hosting a FIFA video game tournament on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. The team collaborated with UNL's Sports Media Club to help raise brand awareness for their client Sporting KC and for their league, Major League Soccer (MLS). Sporting KC is a men's professional soccer club based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Dean's Update: March 2023

Mar 23 2023 - 2:30pm

We’ve had a great first week back from spring break celebrating our Alumni Master Jane Tenhulzen Olson. Jane (’64) has had an incredible and impactful career promoting international peace and justice while working with humanitarian organizations in areas of international conflict, including Central America, South America, eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Throughout the week, Jane has been visiting classes and community organizations and sharing stories from her recent book, “World Citizen: Journeys of a Humanitarian.” We are proud to call this inspiring world leader a CoJMC alum!

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A member of Bellevue University's esports team plays League of Legends. (Photo by William Padmore, Nebraska Public Media News)

Growth in esports paves new career paths beyond the screen

Mar 23 2023 - 12:30pm

By William Padmore, Host/Reporter Nebraska Public Media
Growing up, Ahman Green recalls he always had access to video games. It started when he was about 5 or 6. His dad worked on aviation computers and would sometimes bring home PCs to work on. On one occasion, Green’s dad told him to play on one of the computers to make sure it was in working order.

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UNL Esports Coach, Ahman Green and CoJMC Dean, Shari Veil

CoJMC investing in esports arena to be built in Nebraska Union

Mar 23 2023 - 12:15pm

by Alexandra Carollo at The Daily Nebraskan
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, announced their plans to invest in an official esports team on Feb. 21. Not only will there be a full-fledged team by the beginning of the fall 2023 semester, there will also be an esports arena going in the Nebraska Union.

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Alumni Spotlight: Lindsey Wilkinson

Mar 22 2023 - 3:30pm

When Lindsey Hahn Wilkinson graduated from CoJMC with a broadcasting degree in 2004 she commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a second lieutenant and public affairs officer. In her 18 years in the military she’s served on active duty, in the reserve, as a supervisory government civilian and for the last 3 years (and counting) she’s worked for the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command, first as deputy director and now as the director of public affairs.

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CoJMC students in Nashville for the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) conference.

Journalism students reflect on experiences at NICAR conference

Mar 20 2023 - 12:30pm

Thanks to a generous donation from the Deepe family, professors Jill Martin, Matt Waite and Chris Graves were able to take thirty-three CoJMC students to the annual NICAR convention.

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Experience Lab announces spring 2023 student leaders

Mar 20 2023 - 11:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications has announced student leaders for the spring 2023 semester Experience Lab program. More than 120 students are participating in CoJMC’s Experience Lab, an experiential learning program that gives students the chance to gain hands-on experiences from day one.

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From left: Chris Graves, Shoun Hill, Jason Stamm, Matt Waite, Shari Veil

Faculty to speak on panel at 150th Nebraska Press Association annual convention

Mar 19 2023 - 8:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce that five faculty members will speak on a panel at the 150th Nebraska Press Association Annual Convention on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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By The Numbers: DFW Rates

Mar 19 2023 - 8:45am

One way to measure the success of our students in courses offered by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is to examine the rate at which students drop, fail or withdraw from courses. The rates in isolation don’t tell us much, but examining our rates compared to other colleges and the rates of courses across our college can provide us insight into how well we are providing students with a rigorous curriculum in which they can be successful.  

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By The Numbers: DFW Rates

Mar 19 2023 - 8:45am

One way to measure the success of our students in courses offered by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications is to examine the rate at which students drop, fail or withdraw from courses. The rates in isolation don’t tell us much, but examining our rates compared to other colleges and the rates of courses across our college can provide us insight into how well we are providing students with a rigorous curriculum in which they can be successful.  

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Tenhulzen Olson announced as 2023 Alumni Master

Mar 16 2023 - 4:45pm

The Nebraska Alumni Association has announced its 2023 class of Alumni Masters and alumni award winners. The Alumni Masters and award winners will be recognized on campus March 22-24, ending with the Nebraska Medallion Dinner on March 24.

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Thirty-three students attend national data journalism conference

Mar 15 2023 - 4:00pm

Thirty-three students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications recently attended NICAR, an annual data journalism conference hosted by the Investigative Reporters and Editors. This year’s conference was in Nashville from March 1-5. 

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Professionals in residence and faculty discuss ethical dilemmas with media ethics students

Mar 15 2023 - 2:00pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications professionals in residence and faculty lead a discussion of real-world ethical dilemmas with students on Thursday, March 9 in a Media, Ethics and Society class, taught by associate professor Rick Alloway.

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Three incoming freshmen awarded Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarships

Mar 15 2023 - 12:45pm

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation (NBAF) is awarding $1,000 scholarships to four Nebraska high school seniors with plans to earn a broadcasting-related degree and aspirations to work in broadcasting.

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In The Studio event attracts out-of-state students

Mar 15 2023 - 11:45am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications newest recruiting event, “In The Studio with CoJMC,” gives prospective students an opportunity to practice the college’s “Do From Day One" motto before they even get to campus as first-year students.

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High school mentorship program engages, prepares prospective students

Mar 14 2023 - 3:00pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications High School Mentorship Program is an opportunity for high school students to build an early connection with the CoJMC while they’re in the process of making their college decision.

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By the Numbers: Enrollment Check-in

Mar 12 2023 - 9:00am

As the chancellor noted in his announcement of the budget reduction process, the university's budget shortfall is largely the result of revenue declines from decreased enrollment. Enrollment is determined by the recruitment of new students, retention of current students and the size of graduating classes.

As previously noted, the college leads the university in the recruitment of incoming freshmen, first to second-year retention and graduation rates. Future budgets will be impacted by how well, not only the college, but the campus succeeds on these metrics. 

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Three advertising students selected as Clifton Strengths Institute student coaches

Mar 10 2023 - 3:00pm

Three students in the CoJMC were chosen as Clifton Strengths Institute coaches for the 2023-2024 academic year. They will join 35 undergraduate students from 14 different majors across campus, along with the returning coaches, to mentor about 1,000 students enrolled in a College of Business class, Professional Enhancement I: Investing in Strengths.

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Rachel Dempsey, 2022 graduate, poses with her former graphic design professor Jen Landis. Dempsey won Best in Show.

Creative Huskers bring home 13 ADDYS

Mar 10 2023 - 2:30pm

University of Nebraska–Lincoln students won 13 awards for outstanding creative work at the 2023 Creative Nebraska Awards Show.

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McMiller leads Bathub Dogs back into spotlight

Mar 10 2023 - 9:45am

As president of the men’s a cappella group, Bathtub Dogs, Brandon McMiller has played a pivotal role in getting the group of talented Huskers back performing in the community and in competition.

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Meredith Gamet

Gamet wins 2023 Perry Photojournalism Challenge with ‘An Evening Out With The Loneliest Generation’

Mar 5 2023 - 8:15am

Meredith Gamet, a junior journalism and French double major from Omaha, won the top prize in the 2023 Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge for her essay “An Evening Out With The Loneliest Generation.” Gamet will receive a $7,000 scholarship to complete her studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Husker grad named CEO, executive director of Online News Association

Mar 3 2023 - 8:45am

LaSharah Bunting was named CEO and executive director of the Online News Association on Feb. 6. Bunting is a 2000 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications with a major in journalism.

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Baker named January Student of the Month

Mar 2 2023 - 3:30pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce Victoria Baker as the January Student of the Month. Baker, a senior broadcasting major from Papillion, Nebraska, was recognized for her outstanding support of fellow students.

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Dave Remund and Shari Veil

Dave Remund named February Professor of the Month

Mar 2 2023 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce Dave Remund as the February Professor of the Month.

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Evan Bland and Stu Pospisil

Journalism alumni named Nebraska’s sportswriters of the year

Mar 1 2023 - 3:00pm

Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications graduates, Evan Bland and Stu Pospisil, were named Nebraska’s 2022 Sportswriters of the year, respectively, by the National Sports Media Association.

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Huskers on the Move: March 2023

Mar 1 2023 - 11:30am

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's features highlight several alumni who've started new jobs or received a promotion!

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By the Numbers: State-aided Budget

Feb 26 2023 - 7:45am

As we’ve previously examined, the college’s funding comes from a variety of sources including the state-aided budget, revolving/auxiliary funds, grants and contracts and foundation funds. The largest component of our resources and the one that supports the vast majority of our faculty and staff is the state-aided budget. Today, we will review in more detail our state-aided budget and how the college uses this important resource.  

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Shari Veil

Dean's Update: February 2023

Feb 23 2023 - 9:00am

As promised, this month’s newsletter includes an update on our developing esports program. Headed up by UNL alum, Husker football great and seasoned esports coach Ahman Green, the proposed program offers an opportunity for students to engage in a shared passion for gaming in a centralized location on campus.

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UNL Levels Up in Esports

Feb 21 2023 - 2:15pm

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is launching an interdisciplinary esports program that will offer scholarships, an esports arena and an undergraduate certificate program to enable students to learn and compete in a rapidly growing field. The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is spearheading the efforts.

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Journalism class examined past coverage by the World-Herald on race

Feb 20 2023 - 9:45am

During the spring 2022 semester, a class of College of Journalism and Mass Communications students examined past coverage by the Omaha World-Herald to determine if the coverage was true, fair and accurate.

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CoJMC students and alumni at the 2023 Nebraska Advertising Awards

Huskers win five Nebraska advertising awards

Feb 17 2023 - 4:30pm

Students in UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications brought home four silver awards and one gold award at the 2023 Nebraska Advertising Awards on Friday, Feb. 10.

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20 Huskers to compete in the 2023 Perry Photojournalism Challenge

Feb 17 2023 - 3:15pm

With three monetary awards on the line, 20 students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will compete in the Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from Feb. 25-26 and on March 4.

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Hallie Gutzwiller, Emma Krab and Barney McCoy

Journalism students and faculty place at the BEA Festival of Media Arts Competition

Feb 17 2023 - 3:00pm

Two College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and one faculty member took away prizes at the Broadcasting Education Association's Festival of Media Arts Competition. More than 80 colleges and universities from all over the U.S. and abroad entered the competition.

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Hallie Gutzwiller and Holly Fischer

Huskers place first and eighth in Hearst audio competition

Feb 16 2023 - 6:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to announce that two of its students have earned recognition in the annual Hearst Journalism Awards Audio Competition. Hallie Gutzwiller, a senior broadcasting major from Elm Creek, Nebraska, won first place and a $3,000 prize. Holly Fischer, a senior triple majoring in broadcasting, political science and advertising and public relations from Beatrice, Nebraska, received a certificate of merit for placing eighth in the competition.

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Obituary: Brett Dettmer

Feb 14 2023 - 11:15am

Brett W. Dettmer, 27 of Syracuse, passed away at the Memorial Hospital in Guymon, OK on December 5, 2022. He was born on July 24, 1995, at the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital to Bill & Dawn (Clark) Dettmer.

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By the Numbers: CoJMC Outperforms Despite Small Budget and Staff: Leads Campus in Recruitment, Retention and Graduation

Feb 12 2023 - 3:30pm

Despite being one of the smaller colleges on campus, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications has demonstrated remarkable operational efficiency, outpacing UNL colleges in several key areas of success. With a 16.3% growth in first-time freshmen and a retention rate of 87.7%, the CoJMC is setting the bar for student success. The college also boasts a four-year graduation rate of 61.6%, enrolled 4.8% of the student body, and produced 3.7% of student credit hours last year. Despite having the second smallest state-aided budget, second-fewest faculty and fewest staff per student credit hour produced, the CoJMC is making the most of its resources, delivering strong results while maintaining a lean operational structure. 

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Huskers on the Move: February 2023

Feb 10 2023 - 12:00pm

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include many recent grads who've started new jobs or received a promotion!

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Odelia Amenyah

Amenyah gains industry experience, tells stories through Heartland Pulse

Feb 8 2023 - 10:15am

This week, meet Odelia Amenyah, an advertising and public relations and journalism double major from Omaha. Through Heartland Pulse, she’s getting hands-on experience in the industry while telling stories of people in the state.

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Nominations open for UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty and staff awards

Feb 8 2023 - 8:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce its annual faculty and staff awards which recognize exceptional achievements.

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Ciera Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick named AEJMC Emerging Scholar

Feb 7 2023 - 11:15am

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has named a College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty member as one of its 2023 Emerging Scholars. Ciera Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations, was awarded a $3,500 grant as part of an AEJMC program to recognize promising young scholars and encourage their professional growth.

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Sara Troupe

Troupe, fellow Academic Navigators, offer resources to students

Feb 6 2023 - 11:00am

New to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln this year, Academic Navigators are available in each college to help students stay on track and find the resources they need to be successful at NU. They help students feel successful, safe and healthy on campus, aid in school struggles, set career goals and get involved.

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By the Numbers: Temporary Instruction

Feb 6 2023 - 7:30am

We recently examined our faculty-to-student ratios across our four academic programs – advertising and public relations, broadcasting, journalism and sports media and communication. Faculty-to-student ratios only account for permanent faculty in the college and does not give us insight into our utilization of temporary instructors. Examining the courses we hire temporary instructors to teach can give us further information about our faculty hiring needs.  

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Jen Urich, Jane Olson and Diane Brayton

Announcing spring 2023 speakers

Feb 5 2023 - 6:15am

We are excited to announce that three distinguished speakers will be visiting UNL in the coming months! From Feb. 27 to March 10, Jennifer Urich join CoJMC as the Worick Visiting Professor in Market Research and will be available to be a guest speaker in your classes. Jane Olson will be at UNL from March 21 to 24 as the 2023 CoJMC Alumni Master, Diane Brayton will be available on April 4 as the Hearst Visiting Professional in Journalism and Jenna Johnson will visit as the Seline Lecturer. Dates for her visit will be announced soon. This is a unique opportunity for faculty to enhance their classes with expert insights and perspectives from these thought leaders. Don't miss the chance to bring a new level of engagement and inspiration to your students by having one of these experts share their expertise in your classroom. 

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Spring 2023 Communication Design Workshop Schedule

Feb 4 2023 - 9:45am

Communication Design workshops are happening now through April 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 the basement of Andersen Hall.

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Jacht Agency announces new members for spring semester

Feb 2 2023 - 9:30am

Jacht Agency is excited to announce its student crew for spring. This semester, there are 52 “Jachters,” who represent returning and new students from different backgrounds and majors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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326 students named to the Fall 2022 Dean's List

Jan 31 2023 - 3:00pm

326 College of Journalism and Mass Communications undergraduate students earned a place on the fall 2022 semester Dean’s List. For students to make the Dean’s List, they must have completed 12 or more credit hours (pass/no pass courses do not qualify) with at least a 3.7 semester GPA.

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By the Numbers: Faculty-to-Student Ratios

Jan 29 2023 - 9:00am

Understanding our current faculty-to-student ratios is important to ensure that we effectively utilize our resources and deliver upon our academic programs. There are a number of ways that faculty-to-student ratios can be calculated. We will examine two, headcount ratio and teaching FTE ratio. The headcount ratio is the number of full-time faculty we have employed in a program area compared to the number of students enrolled in that area. 

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Jessica Black

Black named Student of the Month

Jan 29 2023 - 7:30am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications Student Advisory Board voted to select Jessica Black as the December 2022 Student of the Month. Black is a junior advertising and public relations major from Lincoln, Nebraska. 

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Jill Martin

Martin named Professor of the Month

Jan 29 2023 - 7:15am

Jill Martin was named the January professor of the month by the CoJMC Student Advisory Board. Martin is an assistant professor of practice in journalism. She teaches courses in journalism, community reporting, leads the Nebraska News Service and serves as co-director of the Experience Lab. 

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Spring 2023 Checkout Room Hours

Jan 29 2023 - 6:30am

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications Checkout Room provides access to media production equipment to all students enrolled in CoJMC courses. Use of the checkout room is free of charge for students. However, fines and fees will apply for overdue, lost or stolen equipment. 

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Maddie Ames and Maddie Hansen

Huskers selected as summer orientation leaders

Jan 29 2023 - 6:15am

Two College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will serve as orientation leaders for summer 2023. In these roles, which are among the most competitive and prestigious student leadership positions at the university, the students will help welcome more than 4,500 students and their family members.

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Dean Shari Veil

Dean's Update: January 2023

Jan 27 2023 - 9:30am

Campus is once again buzzing with the excitement of a new semester. While much of the fall semester is focused on fundamentals, in the spring we really get to push our more seasoned students in courses like Data Journalism, Advanced Videography, Advanced Audio Content Creation, Advanced Sports Data Analytics, Politics and the Media, Interactive Media Design, Digital Motion Graphics, Social Media Data Mining and Crisis Management.

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David Lee Fitzgibbon,

Obituary: David Lee Fitzgibbon, "Fitz"

Jan 26 2023 - 2:45pm

David Lee Fitzgibbon, “Fitz”, 57, brought the best of himself to every situation. He made everyone who knew him feel like a close friend. It was hard not to smile when he was around. There was just something about his nature that made people happy and at ease. He really listened to what you had to say and was genuinely interested and present. David left this world on Friday afternoon, January 20, 2023.

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Apply Now for Study Abroad London 2023

Jan 25 2023 - 1:15pm

Register today for a short-term abroad experience to London in summer 2023. The Monarchy and the Media will be led by professors Kelli Boling and Kelli Britten.

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Dave Fitzgibbon

Fitzgibbon leaves lasting impact on campus, community

Jan 23 2023 - 10:00am

Nebraska’s David “Fitz” Fitzgibbon, an iconic creative who joyfully recorded the vibrancy of campus life through a video camera, died Jan. 20 following injuries from a fall.

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By the Numbers: Recruiting our fall 2023 class

Jan 22 2023 - 7:45am

The focus on student recruitment shifts during the spring semester from generating applications and admitted students to obtaining enrollment deposits and engaging prospective students in the campus community to increase the likelihood they will attend the university in the fall semester. 

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News 21 Fellows

Three Nebraska journalism students named News21 reporting fellows

Jan 20 2023 - 11:15am

Three University of Nebraska-Lincoln students were chosen to be student fellows for the Carnegie-Knight News21 Program at Arizona State University; Naomi Delkamiller, Jenna Ebbers and Joseph Zakaria.

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Huskers on the Move: January 2023

Jan 19 2023 - 5:45pm

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

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Lev Hunter

Obituary: Lew Hunter

Jan 13 2023 - 11:45am

A legend in the film and television industry, Lew Hunter never forgot his Nebraska roots. Hunter, who was born in 1935 in Guide Rock and lived for years in Superior, died Jan. 6 in Arizona. He was 87. The Broadcast Pioneer Award was presented to him during the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Salute to Excellence Event in 2017.

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By the Numbers: Employment Outlook

Jan 8 2023 - 7:45am

Understanding the evolving job market in the industries is essential to decision-making that will prepare students for their future careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes employment projections that provide insight into the careers our students may pursue. BLS projects future employment statistics for 832 jobs in 281 job categories. 

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Obituary: Rebecca Jo Albers

Jan 6 2023 - 3:00pm

Surrounded by family members, Rebecca Jo “Becky” (Ross) Albers, 70, died Dec. 20, 2022, at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Va., after a sudden illness.

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Richard Chapin

Obituary: Richard Chapin

Jan 6 2023 - 2:30pm

A radio legend who spent more than 30 years at the helm of Stuart Broadcasting (based in Lincoln, NE) has died.

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By the Numbers: Strategic Plan Mid-Year Check In

Jan 1 2023 - 8:15am

The Strategic Planning Committee spent the fall semester reviewing progress on our strategic plan and developing plans to address shortfalls in activities and measures. At this point in the annual cycle, we can include measures on some of our targets for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please view this summary of the Strategic Planning Committee's plans to address our shortfalls and those targets we can already measure for this year. 

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Jane Olson signs copies of her book at the International Quilt Museum on Nov. 29

Alumna Jane Olson shares stories of human Rights Activism

Dec 19 2022 - 10:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs co-sponsored a visit and book talk with international human rights activist Jane Olson on Nov. 28 and 29. 

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By the Numbers: Semester Recap

Dec 18 2022 - 8:30am

During fall 2022, the college offered 103 different courses across our seven programs – advertising and public relations, broadcasting, journalism general, journalism graduate, journalism and mass communications core, journalism, sports media and communication. 

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Skylee Nelson and Kylee Sodomka

Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation awards scholarships to two College of Journalism and Mass Communications students

Dec 18 2022 - 6:45am

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation (NBAF) has awarded scholarships to two students who are currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications with aspirations to work in broadcasting upon their graduation. 

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Dominic Xavier Bhola and Avery Nicole Bamesberger

Two students named Chancellor’s Scholars

Dec 18 2022 - 6:30am

Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will be recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the undergraduate commencement ceremony Dec. 17 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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Bob Moyer

Obituary: Bob Moyer

Dec 18 2022 - 6:15am

Bob Moyer, born 12/31/1948. He died on 12/6/2022 after a brief battle with cancer. Bob was a lifelong resident of Lincoln. He loved this community and dedicated his life in service to it.

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Ryan Yettts

Graduation Spotlight: Ryan Yetts

Dec 16 2022 - 5:00pm

The best thing about being a Husker is the pride that we have for our sports. We show up and show out for every sports team on campus no matter how good or bad the team may be. We truly do have the best fans in the country.

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Dominic Bhola

Graduation Spotlight: Dominic Bhola

Dec 16 2022 - 11:30am

Graduating from UNL means all the hard work and the support of my friends, family, and instructors was worth it! Completing my undergraduate degree at UNL was a wonderful and evocative experience. So many wonderful people have supported and helped me, and I've enjoyed a lot of excellent experiences and moments throughout my college journey.

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Rachel Dempsey

Graduation Spotlight: Rachel Dempsey

Dec 15 2022 - 4:00pm

I absolutely love the people I work with, the city I live and the career that I am in! After graduation, I am most looking forward to diving right in. Having the ability to be part time at a place I love also allows me to work on things that I’ve been pushing off. I want to create! I want to sell things! I want to own a business! 

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Dean Shari Veil

2022 Message from the Dean

Dec 14 2022 - 2:30pm

In the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, we nurture curious and creative minds to thrive in the ever-changing media and communication professions. Our vision is to be a national leader in experiential journalism and mass communication education. To realize that vision, we are investing in our future and our “Do from Day One” approach, grounded in hard work, collaborative problem-solving and the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy.

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Major Trends

Dec 11 2022 - 8:00am

The enrollment across the college’s four undergraduate majors has fluctuated over time. Understanding how enrollment in our majors is increasing or decreasing is important to making a variety of decisions in the college, from how we structure our curriculum to what faculty we need to hire.   

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Graduate program to award 6 degrees, 5 certificates

Dec 8 2022 - 5:45pm

Master’s candidates will be awarded their degrees on Friday, Dec. 16 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate commencement. See CoJMC’s December 2022 master of arts graduates and certificate recipients.

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2023 Bateman team and advisors

Six students will lead UNL’s 2023 Bateman Competition Team

Dec 7 2022 - 3:45pm

Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications will take part in the 2023 Bateman Case Study Competition. The 2023 challenge is in support of News Literacy Project. Teams across the U.S. will develop and execute integrated communications campaigns to raise awareness around the importance of knowing how to separate fact from fiction and become more informed, engaged and empowered citizens.

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Jacht Agency to Showcase Client Work in Nebraska

Dec 7 2022 - 11:45am

Jacht Agency will be hosting its biannual virtual final presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 5p.m. via YouTube live stream.

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UNL wins Student Best in Show at 2022 Paper Anvil Awards

Dec 6 2022 - 12:45pm

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students won six Paper Anvil Awards from the Nebraska chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The 2022 Bateman team won best of show in the student category, along with an award of excellence and the award for special achievement in public relations. Jacht, a full-service, student-led advertising agency won three awards of merit.

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UNL SPJ to host destress event on Tuesday, Dec. 6

Dec 5 2022 - 8:00am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s founding chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a destress event in Andersen Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 p.m.

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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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Meier Studio

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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Swanson Russell and Jacht interacting

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

Sep 9 2022 - 6:00pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communication welcomed 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Judy 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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Guillies honored as CoJMC’s Alumni Master

Mar 27 2022 - 8:15am

Wendy Guillies, 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 finalists in NBS National Student Electronic Media Competition

Feb 13 2022 - 7:15am

Huskers were named 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 10 degrees, 4 certificates

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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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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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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