Five CoJMC students selected as Omaha World-Herald Fellows

Five CoJMC students selected as Omaha World-Herald Fellows

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:45am
Brittany Hamor
Brittany Hamor will be working as an online reporter for the Omaha World-Herald
Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson will be working as a data journalist for the Omaha World-Herald
Aaron Hegarty
Aaron Hegarty will be working as a news reporter for the Omaha World-Herald
Elizabeth Rembert
Elizabeth Rembert will be working as a news reporter for the Omaha World-Herald
Adam Warner
Adam Warner will be working as a photographer for the Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha World-Herald chose five students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications to work as reporting fellows at the newspaper for Fall 2017.

The fellows are Brittany Hamor, Matt Hanson, Aaron Hegarty, Elizabeth Rembert and Adam Warner.

The five students took the Real World I course, which is a collaboration between the CoJMC and the World-Herald. The 15-week class allows students to learn from a different World-Herald staff member each week about topics such as interviewing, editing and reporting.

Students are chosen as fellows through an application and interview process. Each student must be enrolled in or have completed the Real World I course to apply for the fellowship.

During their time with the World-Herald, students will work with journalists and photographers to contribute stories and photos to the newspaper.

Brittany Hamor is a junior journalism major with minors in English, psychology and sociology from Omaha, Nebraska. She is working with the World-Herald's online team reporting and posting to the Live Well Nebraska and Momaha social media accounts. She previously worked at the Daily Nebraskan as a news writer and the Nebraska State Historical Society as an editorial assistant. On campus, she’s the recruitment chair for Theta Phi Alpha and involved in intramural sports.

Matt Hanson is a data reporter, aspiring novelist and would-be entrepreneur from Leawood, Kansas. In two years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he’s written for the Daily Nebraskan and later served as web editor, did a summer research grant with Professor Matt Waite and built the Robert F. Kennedy Award-winning Wounds of Whiteclay website. Before coming to the CoJMC, he spent three semesters at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, then did a “Semester at Sea” in the spring of 2015, in which he traveled to 14 countries on four continents. After graduation, he’d like to start a small media company in Nebraska, or find a job in journalism near Kansas City or Omaha.

Aaron Hegarty is a senior journalism major. He grew up in Fremont, Nebraska, and graduated from Fremont Senior High School. Aaron has four minors: digital humanities, informatics, math and political science. He is interested in data journalism and previously majored in computer science. He will be working as a news reporter for the World-Herald.

Elizabeth Rembert, is from the tiny town of Bow Valley, in northeastern Nebraska. She is majoring in journalism and minoring in Arabic studies. She would like to become a foreign correspondent and cover Middle Eastern conflicts. In her fellowship at the World-Herald she covers metro-regional news.

Adam Warner is a senior Journalism major with concentrations in English, history and political science. He grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota, a suburb 30 minutes south of Minneapolis. While in college, he has interned at Sun Current Newspapers in the Twin Cities and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. He has traveled to Uganda and Nicaragua through the Global Eyewitness program. After college, he hopes to spend a year teaching English in South Korea.

The Real World program began in fall 2008 and is offered every semester.