Lunch n' Learn over Zoom
CoJMC student plans lunch n' learn for the graduate program
Apr 10 2020 - 10:45am
Even with a quarantine during a global pandemic, CoJMC graduate student Natalie Drozd found a way to host a webinar with Lincoln-based advertising company Kidglov. She's is confident that even though the event was virtual, it still had the same effect and maybe was even a little more impactful because people felt comfortable speaking up.

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Three CoJMC standouts cover COVID-19 for The New York Times
Apr 9 2020 - 1:45pm

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

Dean Amy Struthers
Happy Holidays from Dean Struthers
Dec 10 2019 - 5:00pm

Dear CoJMC Alums and Friends,

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

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

by Molly Roe

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

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

by Molly Roe

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

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

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

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

by Molly Roe

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

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

by Molly Roe

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

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

by Molly Roe

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

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