College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

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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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