College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

Trina Creighton

Trina Creighton retires after 20 years

Jun 21 2021 - 11:30am

Associate professor of broadcasting Trina Creighton will retire from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on August 20, 2021. Her commitment to her students and her passion and devotion to diversity, equity and inclusion are values that Trina Creighton brought to the classroom during her time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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2021 Prism Awards

Students, alumni and faculty earn recognition at AMA Lincoln’s Prism Awards

Jun 20 2021 - 7:45am

The Lincoln chapter of the American Marketing Association held their annual Prism awards to celebrate the strength and innovation of Lincoln’s marketers on Thursday, June 17. Each year, an AMA chapter from another city judges award entries from local agencies and corporate marketing teams, identifying winners for the merit and Prism awards.

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Two Huskers place as runners-up in the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships

Jun 20 2021 - 7:30am

May 2021 graduates Luke Mullin and Natalie Saenz both placed as runners-up in their respective categories of the Hearst Journalism Awards National Championships. Mullin was a runner-up in the Hearst National Writing Competition and Saenz was a runner-up in the National Audio Championship. Saenz also received the Best Use of Audio for News Coverage Award during the competition.  

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Alumna Morgan Holen earns Miss Nebraska title

Jun 14 2021 - 12:30pm

Congratulations to Morgan Holen who was crowned Miss Nebraska Sunday, June 13 in North Platte, NE. Her platform “Lead With Your Strengths: The Power of Strengths-Based Mentoring” is something she’d been refining since she was crowned Miss Omaha in October 2019.

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Spring 2021 Dean's List

362 Students make the Spring 2021 Dean's List

Jun 14 2021 - 11:45am

362 students earned a place on the spring 2021 semester Dean’s List. Students from all over the country and the world, within each of our four majors, were awarded the honor. For undergraduates to be included on the Dean’s List, they must have earned at least a 3.7 semester GPA and have completed 12 or more credit hours that semester.

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Three join the Experience Lab as Professionals in Residence

Jun 13 2021 - 9:15am

Keri Mesropov, Kelley Peterson and Andrew Ward have joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as professionals in residence (PIRs) as part of a new college-wide experiential program in fall 2021. Professionals will work one-on-one with program participants to provide mentorship and feedback.

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Richter places 2nd in National Communications Contest

Jun 13 2021 - 8:45am

Assistant Professor of Practice Kaci Richter took second place in the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) Communications Contest Talk Show: Radio category on June 11, 2021.  

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Five faculty earn grants from the Center for Transformative Teaching

Jun 13 2021 - 7:00am

Five faculty from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications earned grants from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Transformative Teaching on May 27, 2021.

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RFK Award

Three Huskers contribute to Carnegie-Knight News21 RFK Journalism Award

Jun 11 2021 - 1:00pm

Three CoJMC students (now alumni) participated in the 2020 News 21 program investigative report, Kids Imprisoned, an in-depth report on juvenile justice in America. Ike Somanas, Morgan Wallace and James Wooldridge were part of the team that won the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award that recognizes the best collegiate reporting in the country on social justice issues.

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CoJMC ambassadors

New class of ambassadors announced for the 2021-2022 year

Jun 11 2021 - 11:00am

“I’m very excited about our new crew of CoJMC Ambassadors,” said Alex Fernando, the CoJMC’s recruiting coordinator. “It’s going to be very fun working with them in the future and I hope to assist in their development to be powerful and impactful leaders, not only on this campus, but throughout the world.”

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Christian Horn

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Horn '21

Jun 11 2021 - 9:00am

Christian Horn, a May 2021 Nebraska graduate, has been able to utilize the skills he developed while at the CoJMC in his new job as the sports reporter for the York News-Times. In this position he covers sports for 10 area high schools and takes his own photos for publication. While studying both journalism and sports media & communication at the CoJMC he says that the best part of being a Husker was the relationships he was able to form with the staff and students.

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