CoJMC in the National News

CoJMC in the National News

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Media outlets across the nation featured and cited the CoJMC on a number of occasions in July. University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, administration, student and staff appearances in the national media are logged at


National Public Radio published a July 22 report by Faiz Siddiqui and Andrew Dickinson, journalism students, about a 7-year-old Ethiopian boy with scoliosis.

Barney McCoy, journalism, and colleagues Trina Creighton, Bobby Calvan, and Michelle Hassler appeared in a July 22 NetNewsCheck story about University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s digital journalism programs. Editor & carried the story.

Matt Waite, journalism, was quoted in a July 3 Denver Post opinion piece calling for the Federal Aviation Administration regulations for commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. Waite, founder of University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Drone Journalism Lab, says regulations are needed to make drone usage safer. He was quoted July 6 in a widely carried Reuters article on why journalism outlets are interested in drones. He also discussed the regulatory issues raised by commercial drones in July 7 and 9 articles in the Seattle Times, the Huffington Post, McClatchy DC and others about a woman who reported a “peeping drone” in Portland, Ore. quoted Waite in a July 16 piece on drones and journalism.

National media often work with University Communications to identify and connect with University of Nebraska–Lincoln sources for the purpose of including the university's research, expertise and programming in published or broadcasted work. 

If you have additions to this list or suggestions for national news stories, contact Leslie Reed at or 402-472-2059.