College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

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Kirkpatrick selected for Research Development Fellows program

Oct 16 2021 - 7:15am

Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations, was selected Oct. 15 to participate in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Development Fellows Program.  

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Four Husker journalism and mass communications students receive Pinnacle Awards

Aug 14 2021 - 11:30pm

Four students received gold in the college division of the 2021 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Pinnacle Awards.

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Grad Profile: Courtney Van Hoosen Makhmudzoda

Aug 13 2021 - 10:00am

Congratulations to all of our graduate students who are earning their master of arts this afternoon. Courtney Van Hoosen Makhmudzoda is one of our awesome Integrated Media Communications graduates. She's now a two-time Husker alumna and she's the first in her family to earn a graduate degree.

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UNL PRSSA Receives the PRSSA National Star Chapter Award

Aug 2 2021 - 2:15pm

We are proud to announce that UNL PRSSA has received the 2021 PRSSA National Star Chapter Award. The Star Chapter Award recognizes a PRSSA Chapter’s leadership in providing programming and relationship building opportunities on its campus. With this Star Chapter Award, UNL PRSSA continues to cement itself as a part of the gold standard for PRSSA Chapters trying to achieve excellence.

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New positions will contribute to the future of CoJMC

Jul 26 2021 - 3:45pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is searching for new faculty and staff to support our recently approved strategic plan. The new positions will contribute to the launch of the Experience Lab, our exploration of alternative business models for local and community journalism and the expansion of research and creative activity in the college. We are searching for three faculty positions, including an assistant professor of media law, an assistant professor of practice in media production and an associate dean for research and faculty affairs, and a staff technical director.

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Seven join the Experience Lab as Professionals in Residence

Jul 11 2021 - 6:45am

Seven more area professionals have joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as professionals in residence (PIRs) as part of a new college-wide experiential program in fall 2021. Shaun Cummins, senior technical Director at KLKN-TV, Geoffrey Roth, senior director of news at KMTV, Derek Hernandez, director of brand & content at Mentor Collective, Serese Cole, morning news anchor at KMTV, Beau Poehlman, video production manager at Ameritas, Randy Hawthorne, product manager at Nelnet and Mikel Lauber, director of news at 10/11 News, KSNB Local 4 and KNOP News 2 will work with students this fall. The new PIRs join Keri Mesropov, president and chief talent officer of TRG Arts, Kelley Peterson, vice president and nonprofit creative director at KidGlov and Andrew Ward, morning show host and former sports director for Lincoln’s Channel 8 News.

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Growth Mindset with Anne McConkey

Jul 6 2021 - 12:00pm

We know that many of you are in the midst of preparing to send your student to their first semester of college: paperwork, To Do lists, final family vacation, immunizations records, sheets that fit, raincoat, lunchbox….oh wait, that’s kindergarten…wasn’t that just yesterday? (Kinda bittersweet -  we get it.) We, the CoJMC advisors, have also been busy preparing for their arrival. Every fall semester we teach a course called JOMC 100 First Year Experience.  It is designed to help first year students acclimate to college life.  In addition to covering important topics like study skills and time management, we will be introducing the subject of a growth mindset, which encourages students to rethink their beliefs about intelligence and ability. 

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Poehlman joins the Experience Lab as a Professional in Residence

Jul 4 2021 - 8:30am

Beau Poehlman has joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as professionals in residence (PIRs) as part of a new college-wide experiential program in fall 2021. Professionals will work one-on-one with program participants to provide mentorship and feedback

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Senior Jennifer Yuma earns internship at Variety with the help of a Husker alum

Jul 1 2021 - 2:15pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Jennifer Yuma has always known she’d be a writer. After taking a few journalism courses at CoJMC her freshman year, her dream to become an entertainment writer at a lifestyle magazine solidified.

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Nebraska’s Being Black in Lincoln journalism project featured in Lincoln Journal Star newspaper series

Jun 27 2021 - 5:30pm

For the third week in a row, journalism students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are being recognized on the front pages of Sunday's Lincoln Journal Star newspaper.

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Trina Creighton retires after 20 years

Jun 21 2021 - 11:30am

Associate professor of broadcasting Trina Creighton will retire from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on August 20, 2021. Her commitment to her students and her passion and devotion to diversity, equity and inclusion are values that Trina Creighton brought to the classroom during her time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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