Meet the Spring 2016 Omaha World-Herald fellows

Meet the Spring 2016 Omaha World-Herald fellows

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 6:00pm
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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 spring.

Chris Bowling, Lauren Brown-Hulme and Reece Ristau of Omaha will work as reporting fellows and Jake Crandall will be a photography fellow.

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 will work alongside journalists and photographers to contribute stories and photos to the paper. They will also continue to take classes at the university during the semester.

Bowling is a sophomore journalism student from Liberty Township, Ohio. He has worked as a reporter at the Daily Nebraskan and held internships at the Norfolk Daily News and the Lincoln Journal Star. 

Brown-Hulme is a sophomore double major in journalism and political science from Prairie Village, Kansas. She was the Arts & Entertainment print editor at the Daily Nebraskan. She’s a member of the University Honors Program and Chi Omega sorority and serves as a university ambassador.

Ristau is a senior journalism student from Omaha. He has been a reporter and copy editor for the Daily Nebraskan. He has also held internships at Variety magazine and the San Antonio Current. At University of Nebraska–Lincoln, as a member of the speech and debate team he was a national finalist at the Interstate Oratorical Association, the oldest public speaking competition in North America.

Crandall is a junior photojournalism student from Fairway, Kansas. He is a senior photographer at the Daily Nebraskan and was a photography intern at the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. He has also traveled to the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Ecuador with the Global Eyewitness program to document poverty in the countries. Crandall is also a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

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