CoJMC News

CoJMC professor selected as student success fellow

Jul 16 2018 - 4:15pm

by Molly Chapple

Professor Adam Wagler was recently invited to serve as a student success fellow for the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) fellows program. Wagler is one of 12 who were chosen as fellows.

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13 CoJMC faculty and staff honored by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association
Feb 6 2017 - 3:45pm

by Savanah Baker

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association honored 13 faculty and staff from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications for their contribution to students. Each honoree received the Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students presented at an annual recognition ceremony on Friday, Feb. 3. The ceremony was organized by the Division of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Teaching Council and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Parents Association.

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Dean attends Carnegie-Knight meeting
Feb 6 2017 - 10:30am

Dean Maria Marron attended the Carnegie-Knight deans’ meeting in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 6 - 7. Among the topics for discussion were Diversity, and the Future of Journalism in the Trump Era. The Knight Foundation is committed to enhancing diversity in newsrooms — and in classrooms— and highlighted the Ida B. Wells Society for investigative reporting. Nikole Hannah-Jones, reporter, The New York Times Magazine; founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization aimed at increasing the number of investigative reporters of color, spoke about how diversity in newsrooms has not increased since the 1960s and how important it is for students and journalists of color to learn investigative techniques.

Matthew Winkler is the co-founder and editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News.
Bloomberg News co-founder Matthew Winkler to visit and present at University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Feb 1 2017 - 5:00pm

By Savanah Baker

Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief emeritus of Bloomberg News, will visit the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the role of media in the age of Twitter and the founding and growth of his global news organization.

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McMahon to film independent movie in Fremont, Nebraska
Jan 31 2017 - 10:00am

by Savanah Baker

Kevin McMahon, a College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumnus, will work as a location manager and unit production manager for an independent movie being filmed in Fremont, Nebraska, Feb. 1-12.

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Nebraska to partner in national drone journalism training
Jan 30 2017 - 12:30pm

by Steve Smith | University Communication

The Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is a partner in a new innovative program to train journalists in using unmanned aerial systems for news coverage.

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Bender takes honors seminar to Washington, D.C.
Jan 27 2017 - 10:15am

by Savanah Baker

Professor John Bender took 13 students to Washington, D.C., to learn about the importance of freedom of expression. This trip functioned as the conclusion to the fall semester honors seminar “Freedom of Expression” that is offered through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Wooldridge advances in Hearst competition, two students receive certificates of merit
Jan 27 2017 - 9:45am

by Savanah Baker

James Wooldridge, Calla Kessler and Marcella Mercer participated in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Wooldridge will move on in the competition, while Kessler and Mercer received certificates of merit.

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Hirt named one of ten must-know writers in media
Jan 19 2017 - 3:00pm

by Savanah Baker

Jane Hirt, a 1989 University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna, was selected by LinkedIn Top Voices 2016 as one of the 10 must-know writers in media.

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Five CoJMC students work as The Omaha World-Herald Real World Fellows
Jan 17 2017 - 7:30am

by Savanah Baker

Five students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications were selected for The Omaha World-Herald’s Real World Fellowship program. 

The students and their positions are: Aidan Connolly (data reporter), Becca Mann (reporter), Calla Cassler (photographer), Emmie McMinn (online reporter) and Marcella Mercer (reporter).

Depth report delves into impacts of Whiteclay alcohol sales
Jan 11 2017 - 7:15am

by Troy Fedderson | University Communication

A new depth report by 12 Nebraska journalism students is delving into the issues about and people impacted by alcohol sales in the small community of Whiteclay.


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