Meet the Fall 2016 Omaha World-Herald Fellows

Meet the Fall 2016 Omaha World-Herald Fellows

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:30pm
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The Omaha World-Herald chose four University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students to work as fellows at the newspaper this fall.

Chasity Blair, Cody Nagel, Tess Williams and Lynn Yen will work as reporting fellows.

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

During the class, fellows are chosen through an application and interview process. Students must be enrolled in or have completed the Real World I course to apply.

As fellows, the students work alongside journalists and photographers to contribute stories and photos to the newspaper. They will also continue to take classes at the university during the semester.

Blair is a senior journalism major from Columbus. She’s married with two children and will be writing blog posts for, the World-Herald’s parenting magazine, and Live Well Nebraska, the newspaper’s healthy living website. Additionally, she’ll be assisting with social media. She has previously worked at the Daily Nebraskan, the university’s student-run newspaper, and wrote a newsletter for Cabela’s World’s Foremost Bank.

Nagel is a junior journalism and advertising and public relations double major from Fairview, South Dakota. He’s been a writer for the Daily Nebraskan’s sports desk since January 2015, covering women’s bowling, women’s soccer, wrestling and spring football. He has won several University of Nebraska–Lincoln Publications Board awards for his writing.

Williams is a senior journalism and advertising and public relations double major with an art minor from Stillwater, Minnesota. For the past year, she has worked as a full-time reporter, designer and photographer for The Voice News, a weekly newspaper covering 25 communities in Southeast Nebraska. She has won several awards for her work at the newspaper from the Nebraska Press Association.

Yen is a senior journalism and economics major from Brookings, South Dakota. She has worked at the Daily Nebraskan as a photographer and held an internship at The Brookings Register.

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