by Alli Inglebright
Students at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications have a lot to be thankful for this year. With Thanksgiving break starting Wednesday, Nov. 22, students are making plans for the three day break and thinking about what they are grateful for.
Fifteen students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications won a total of 18 awards during the 2016-2017 Hearst Journalism Awards Competition.
“The college is enormously proud of our students’ accomplishments during this year’s Hearst Competition,” said Dean Maria Marron. “The Hearst Competition are the equivalent of the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism. Our students’ success is an immense achievement that speaks volumes about the talent and dedication of our students and about the faculty who coach and prepare them for the competition.”
Nebraska Mosaic students have published an in-depth multimedia project about the role Lincoln has played in the resettling of refugees. Students in the spring semester of the journalism capstone course produced the seven-part series – “Refuge on the Prairie.”
Three students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications have won 2016 Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. The awards honor the best in student journalism in six categories: newspapers, magazine, art/graphics, radio, television and online.
Three students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications have won 2017 Hearst National Championships. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program announced the winners June 1, during the final awards ceremony in San Francisco.
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won second place overall in the national 2017 Hearst Intercollegiate Journalism Awards.
Eleven students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications took home the grand prize at the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards ceremony May 23 in Washington, D.C.
It was the first time in the event's 49-year history that the top prize went to a college group. Other division winners included National Geographic, The New Yorker, HBO and Univision.
by Alli Inglebright
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) won third place in the 2017 Bateman Case Study Competition in Chicago. The team received $1,500 and a plaque. This is the third year the CoJMC has had a Bateman team.
Lynn Yen and Aidan Connolly, senior journalism students, at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, are participating in the Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) internship program this summer.
Calla Kessler, a senior journalism student in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, is a finalist in the Hearst Photojournalism Competition for her photo story “Fostering a Future” and a variety of news, portrait and sports photos taken throughout the year. Kessler has qualified for the national championship held May 29 – June 2, in San Francisco. She was one of six students selected from 197 entries received nationwide.
by Savanah Baker
Lauren Brown-Hulme, a junior political science and journalism student in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, won the Hearst Personality/Profile Writing Competition with her story Shepherd of the Streets. Brown-Hulme received a $2,600 award and qualified for the national championship held May 29 – June 2, in San Francisco. She was one of 10 students selected from 114 entries submitted from 62 schools nationwide.