A month ago CoJMC Alumni Alexandria Leavenworth fulfilled a lifelong dream and sang on stage with Carrie Underwood. When she was little she wanted to be a superstar and lucky Alex got a taste of stardom when she sang in front of 15,000 people with her idol!
Alex is also winning in the career department. She completed the Integrated Media Communications Program at CoJMC and received her M.A. She knows this degree helped her get a promotion at KSBW TV Action News 8 in Central California. As the youngest Promotion Manager at KSBW her peers have a lot more experience in the industry, but Alex isn’t afraid to pitch a crazy idea. Her secret weapon? It's simple, back up your ideas with stats, have knowledge on the subject and reasons why it’ll work.
Alex’s advice for anyone in the journalism industry is to keep going! "When you’re stressed, overworked and exhausted don’t give up, be determined. You might have to work holidays, weekends, nights, and sometimes even overnight, but your hard work will pay off—just be patient and stay the course."
The Society of Professional Journalists has chosen Sue Burzynski Bullard, associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.
Four students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism participated in the 26th annual Nebraska at Oxford Program July 20-Aug. 16 at the University of Oxford in England, the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
Rebekka Schlichting earned first-and second-place awards in the 2014 National Native Media Awards competition. The annual competition recognizes excellence in reporting by Native and non-Native journalists across the U.S. and Canada.
Jacht Ad Lab is taking it to the next level this summer with their largest summer crew yet. Jacht brings together highly motivated students from any major who are passionate about applying their knowledge and skills to the advertising and public relations fields.
Jenna Jaynes is one of five winners of the first BTN LiveBIG Student Solutions Journalism Awards. BTN challenged students from Big Ten universities to tell compelling and important stories through the BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution program.
China’s budding journalists hunger for more critical reporting about their nation — and call for less censorship of the news media there, according to a recent survey of journalism students conducted by University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Joe Weber and a Shantou University colleague.
Kaylee Everly, of Fremont, placed second in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championships held in Washington, D.C., June 2-5, 2014. Overall, University of Nebraska–Lincoln finished second in the Intercollegiate Multimedia Competition; fourth in the Intercollegiate Broadcast News Competition; and tenth in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars has awarded Gary Kebbel, a professor of journalism, a Fulbright Specialist grant. Kebbel will be working with the U. S. Mission to the Africa Union, a cooperative organization of 54 African nations where he will be consulting with the Africa Union on its draft strategic communication plan. This is his second Fulbright Specialist grant award.
The Advertising Educational Foundation has selected advertising and public relations assistant professor (Bryan) Ming Wang for a two-week Visiting Professor Program fellowship. Wang will spend two weeks with Grey Advertising in New York City from June 2 to 13.