College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

Naomi Delkamiller, Jenna Ebbers, Joseph Zakaria

3 Husker journalists part of RFK Award-winning team

May 23 2024 - 11:30am

Three Husker journalists were part of a Carnegie-Knight News21 project that recently won two Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards — including the grand prize, given for only the second time to college journalists.

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Luka Ivkovic, advertising and public relations major from Leawood, Kansas

Graduation Spotlight: Luka Ivkovic

May 19 2024 - 5:00pm

Working with different-minded people in CoJMC programs like Buoy, Jacht and the National Student Advertising Competition team motivated graduating senior Luka Ivkovic to heighten his self-awareness and listening skills. Luka credits his peers who challenged and grew with him for shaping who he is and inspiring his drive going forward.

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Bella Galindo, advertising/public relations and graphic design double major from Lincoln, Nebraska

Graduation Spotlight: Bella Galindo

May 19 2024 - 4:15pm

For recent graduate Bella Galindo, her time as a lead graphic designer at Jacht Agency was crucial to her professional growth and college experience. At Jacht, she worked with real-world clients, further developed her leadership and technical skills and even attended the Adobe Max Conference in Los Angeles.

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Naren Narasimhan, sports media and communication and marketing double major from Omaha, Nebraska

Graduation Spotlight: Naren Narasimhan

May 19 2024 - 3:45pm

At Nebraska, Naren Narasimhan double majored in CoJMC's sports media and communications and marketing at Nebraska Business. After graduation, he'll use the skills he's learned from both undergraduate degrees while pursuing a master's in sports management at Columbia University.

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LeAnne Bugay, advertising/public relations and journalism double major from Bellevue, Nebraska

Graduation Spotlight: LeAnne Bugay

May 19 2024 - 1:30pm

After graduating from the CoJMC, LeAnne Bugay is looking forward to learning about the rest of the world and sharing her Nebraskan identity with others. She'll move to New York City this summer to start her dream job as an assistant account executive at Resnicow and Associates, an arts and culture-focused public relations agency.

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Broadcasting major Kai Xing Toon from Sitiawan, Malaysia

Graduation Spotlight: Kai Xing Toon

May 18 2024 - 2:00pm

For broadcasting graduate Kai Xing Toon, graduating from Nebraska isn't just about getting a degree. As she celebrates this milestone, she reflects on the friendships, memories and growth she experienced through her college involvements in the Business International Student Organization and the Malaysia Student Association, as well as in the classroom, as a videographer at Jacht Agency and on the production crew for Nebraska Nightly.

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Advertising and public relations major Jeannine Akamba from Yaounde, Cameroon

Graduation Spotlight: Jeannine Akamba

May 18 2024 - 1:30pm

Advertising and public relations class of 2024 graduate Jeannine Akamba had a number of transformational experiences during her four years at the CoJMC. From attending a national conference to making professional connections and gaining an internship opportunity, Akamba was so impacted by her time at Nebraska that she's staying another couple of years to further her education in international relations.

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Journalism major Marissa Kraus from Columbia, Missouri

Graduation Spotlight: Marissa Kraus

May 16 2024 - 8:00am

After graduating from the CoJMC,  journalism major Marissa Kraus of Columbia, Missouri will move to Los Angeles, California to start her first post-grad role as a sports reporting intern with the LA Times. Read more about Marissa and her college experiences below!

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Connor Clark

Graduation Spotlight: Connor Clark

May 14 2024 - 12:45pm

While at Nebraska, Connor Clark of Lake Bluff, Illinois, immersed himself in various hands-on experiences to further his learning in broadcasting and sports media. This summer, he'll start his first post-grad role as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball team.

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Lockyear (left) and Leach (right) hail from Lenexa, Kansas, and Lake Oswego, Oregon, respectively. As out of state students, they each have a special appreciation for NU’s campus that ‘The Final Syllabus’ has helped reinforce.

With ‘Final Syllabus,’ Leach, Lockyear make the most of last semester

May 14 2024 - 12:15pm

Creating a new syllabus wouldn’t typically be everyone’s idea of a perfect sendoff for your final semester in college. What began as an offhanded collection of fun activities became a semester-long challenge for CoJMC senior Katie Lockyear, CBA senior Sarah Leach and friends to end their time at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with intention and appreciation.

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Jay Quemado, a junior, is co-lead of Nebraska Nightly, a broadcasted program from the Experience Lab in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Through Nebraska Nightly, Quemado feels rush of live TV

May 14 2024 - 11:15am

Part of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Experience Lab, Nebraska Nightly offers students the real-world experience of producing a live broadcast every week. For Jay Quemado, a junior from El Paso, Texas, the program solidified his calling in TV broadcasting.

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