Meet the spring 2014 Omaha World-Herald fellows

Meet the spring 2014 Omaha World-Herald fellows

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Omaha World-Herald chose four undergraduates from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications to work as fellows at the newspaper this spring.

The students took part in Real World I course (a collaboration between UNL and the World-Herald) in the fall semester, and will contribute stories and/or photos to the paper, working alongside its journalists and photographers. They will also continue their studies at the college during the semester.

The students are:

Tammy Bain is a reporter for the Daily Nebraskan. She has held internships with Hometown Family Radio in North Platte and Broadcast House in Lincoln. In 2013, Bain won a best news feature award from the Daily Nebraskan Publications Board. The North Platte native received an associate of arts degree from Mid Plains Community College. She plans to graduate from UNL in 2014.

Shelby Fleig is a junior studying journalism, political science and history. She has worked as a reporter for Nebraska Watchdog; served as a Daily Nebraskan arts and life co-editor; held an Experian marketing internship; and workded as a Vibes Media editorial intern. The Lincoln native is a member of Delta Gamma sorority.

Emily Nichter of Papillion is a junior studying journalism. She worked as an intern at the Lincoln Journal Star covering cops and general assignments for a year. Prior to her internship at the Journal Star Nitcher was a member of the Daily Nebraskan news staff.

Faiz Siddiqui is a junior journalism student from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a recipient of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Harold and Marian Andersen Honors Scholarship. Siddiqui occasionally writes pointed social commentary for the Huffington Post or compiles top 10 lists about rap music for Complex Magazine. He has had internships at the Lincoln Journal Star and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In June 2013, he competed alongside seven other student journalists from across the country at the Hearst National Writing Championships in San Francisco, Calif. This summer Siddiqui will intern at the Boston Globe.

The Omaha World-Herald fellows are chosen through an application and interview process. Students must be enrolled in or have completed the Omaha World-Herald "Real World" class. The class is the result of a partnership between the Omaha World-Herald and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and is offered to juniors and seniors. During the 15-week class, students learn from a different World-Herald staff member each week on topics such as editing, interviewing and covering all aspects of the news. The Real World class began in fall 2008 and is offered every semester.