Learning Community

Learning Community

Learning Communities allow students to engage in exploration of different majors while building a tight-knit and supportive network to assist in the transition into college. CoJMC is happy to offer two learning communities for all students to have an opportunity to get involved!

Media Smarts (BRDC, ADPR, JOUR)

Join the Media Smarts Learning Community to gain experience and network with some of the industry’s leaders in advertising & public relations, journalism, and broadcasting. To make the transition to college a little bit easier, members of the Media Smarts Learning Community will live in Sandoz Hall and take courses with other members! You will also have the opportunity to connect with professors, upperclassmen students and alumni working in both the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and in the media.

There will also be outings to visit and tour local media outlets and ad agencies. Possible tours include the Lincoln Journal Star and the Channel 8 KLKN-TV station, Archrival and Swanson Russell. Along with visiting local companies, there will be a trip to Chicago with the chance to tour agencies and media outlets in the Windy City.

The Media Smarts Learning Community gave me the confidence and resources to get involved in the College of Journalism. I loved spending time with people who have similar interests because it helped me focus my career goals.” Elizabeth BoeschenJunior ADPR & Comm Studies Major

Press Box (SPMC)

Do you see yourself as an investigative journalist, a TV reporter who asks the hard-hitting questions in interviews? Or maybe a marketing and events specialist that has a passion for sports? If so, UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s newest major, Sports Media & Communication might just be for you! As a freshman, you can have the chance to join the Press Box Learning Community for the Sports Media & Communication major to gain insight into the industry. With being a part of a learning community, you will live in the same dorm and take courses with other members to help make the transition into college life a little easier!


In the learning community, you will have the opportunity to meet other students interested in sports media while getting hands on experience. The learning community will also allow you to network with local sports news outlets and meeting media relations personnel, as well as touring HuskerVision, NET's remote sports broadcasting truck, and UNL's Sports Information office. You’ll be a part of the action from day one

The people I met in the Learning Community have really impacted my college career so far. In sports specifically, myself and 4 friends of mine created a sports radio show called Four the Win, within the first week of classes. I’ve broadcasted games with the people I’ve met in the Learning Community and am currently working in Husker Athletics due to my connections from the Learning Community. All in all, it’s a great networking opportunity for students!”Caelan DebbanJunior BRDC & SPMC Major

If you have questions our colleges learning communities, contact Alex Fernando at afernando2@unl.edu.
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