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Studying journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln means diving deep into the stories that surround us. From the historic win by the Huskers or issues affecting our communities to a multimedia project across the globe, the world is in your hands. Learn how to share stories through images and words, leverage social media in reporting and produce multimedia content for the web.

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Program Features

The Experience Lab

Work with faculty liaisons and professional mentors to build your academic skill set and explore your professional interests in one of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) media outlets. There are numerous opportunities to gain experience in your field, like reporting stories or helping produce for the student-run statewide newswires.  

Global Eyewitness

Through Global Eyewitness, you’ll have the opportunity to travel and develop compelling stories that connect problems with possibilities. Previous locations include the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Kenya, Mongolia and South Africa.   

Learning Communities

In CoJMC’s two learning communities, Media Smarts and Press Box, students live together and learn together as they prepare for the future through academic, social and professional activities, events and media field trips to learn from professionals in the industry.   

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Notable Courses

Communication Design Modules (JOMC 130-134)

A module-based series of classes centered around Adobe Creative Suite. These modules give students hands-on experience through audio, layout, mobile, photo, typography and video assignments.

Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting I & II (JOUR 200A & 200B)

Fundamentals of AP Style and reporting, writing and editing for news media in print, digital and broadcast. Focus on in-depth reporting, writing and editing.

Editing for Digital Media (JOUR 303)

Refining and editing of news and feature stories for print and online media. Issues of ethics and news-editing.

Solutions Journalism: Covering Responses to Social Problems (JOUR 305)

Study the origins, tenets and impact of solutions journalism and learn how to create news stories that are rigorously reported and compellingly written.

Data Journalism (JOUR 307)

News reporting using data and analysis. Techniques for analysis and skills for writing complex stories.

Nebraska Mosaic (JOUR 346)

Practice journalism skills by reporting on stories focused on diversity and inclusion.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Corp member, The New York Times
  • Rural fellow, Flatwater Free Press
  • Sports intern, The Denver Post
  • Features fellow, Omaha World-Herald


  • Deputy democracy editor, The Washington Post
  • Anchor/reporter, KETV NewsWatch 7
  • Reporter, Omaha World-Herald
  • Morning anchor, KLKN TV

Graduate Schools

  • M.A., Professional Journalism, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri
  • M.M.C, Master of Mass Communication, Arizona State University
  • M.S, Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University

Outside the Classroom


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • The checkout room in Andersen Hall has any type of equipment you need to create media for class or personal projects, from various types of cameras and lighting equipment to audio recorders and production mixers.

Career Preparedness

  • An in-house Career Development Specialist is available to help you with career preparedness. Discuss internships, careers, resumes, cover letters and even practice with mock interviews.
  • Most students end their collegiate careers with multiple jobs and internships under their belts.


  • Find your academic community as you connect with students, faculty and staff who will lead you to new opportunities in and out of the classroom.
  • Become a CoJMC Ambassador to share your story with prospective students and build leadership and communication skills. 

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Journalism major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Alex Fernando
Contact Title
Assistant Director of Recruitment