Everding awarded a Hitchcock Fellowship

Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 8:45am

Mia Everding, a master’s student specializing in professional journalism in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was awarded a Hitchcock Fellowship on Nov. 17.

Support for the Hitchcock Fellowship is provided by the Gilbert M. & Martha Hitchcock Foundation. The foundation is one of the oldest family foundations in Omaha, with more than 75 years serving Nebraska with philanthropic support. Martha Harris Hitchcock created the foundation in 1943 to honor her late husband, two-term U.S. Sen. Gilbert Monell Hitchcock. Sen. Hitchcock entered politics after creating the Omaha World-Herald when he brought together his Evening Herald with the Omaha World newspapers.

The Hitchcock Fellowship provides support for graduate students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications who are pursuing professional projects as part of their degree program.

Everding was awarded a fellowship to support a documentary project exploring the lives of Latino immigrants in the Fremont community. The work will examine how immigrants acclimate to a new home and culture in a predominantly white Nebraska town. It will also examine issues important to the Latino community including workplace conditions in meatpacking plants, the community’s housing policy, Latino business owners and the impact of the 2019 floods on residents of a mobile home park. The documentary is scheduled for completion in May 2022.

Mia Everding