Wenz receives Savage Visual Communications Fellowship

Saturday, April 16, 2022 - 7:45am

Jamie Wenz, technical director in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will receive the 2022 John Savage Visual Communications Fellowship from the Omaha Press Club and Omaha Press Club Foundation.

Wenz was selected as the 2022 recipient for his proposal to build a live-streaming flyback mobile rack. This project will consolidate CoJMC’s live streaming equipment into a single-mobile rack.

The equipment will be permanently connected inside the rack so it is ready to go at the flip of a switch. The rack will be on wheels so students can roll it into a venue, set up cameras and instantly be ready to produce their program.

“This semester students live-streamed the Perry Photojournalism Challenge and an esports tournament and while these events have provided the students a tremendous opportunity for hands-on experience in a multi-camera, multimedia event production, they also required a great deal of time to set up, connect and tear down equipment,” Wenz said. “Consolidating the equipment in a single rack will make setup much easier and allow the students to spend more of their energy on the actual production of the event.”

The John Savage Visual Communications Fellowship is endowed by the family, colleagues and friends of John Savage, a pioneer Omaha World-Herald photojournalist and founder of the Omaha Press Club. The Fellowship provides a $2,000 award for visual communications initiatives that benefit students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Selections for the John Savage Visual Communications Fellowship are made by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications Scholarship and Student Success Committee.


Jamie Wenz headshot
Jamie Wenz, technical director