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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CoJMC celebrates 217 graduates at first in-person commencement in over a year

May 9 2021 - 9:15am

Congratulations to the 203 undergraduate students and 14 graduate students who received their degrees at the first in-person commencement celebration since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last spring.

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CoJMC students inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha and Alpha Delta Sigma honor societies

May 9 2021 - 8:45am

Twenty CoJMC students were virtually inducted into the Alpha Delta Sigma and Kappa Tau Alpha honor societies on April 30. Five students were inducted into Alpha Delta Sigma and 15 were inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha. Shari Veil, dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was also inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha and received the Outstanding Service Award as a distinguished mentor and practitioner in risk and crisis communication.

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Bre TenHulzen wins top CoJMC presentation at Nebraska Research Days

May 6 2021 - 9:45am

Senior advertising and public relations major Bre TenHulzen began her university honors thesis project one year ago at the start of COVID-19 when she decided to research advertising during recessions throughout history and compare it to advertising patterns in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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CoJMC Senior Meera Patel

Grad Profile: Meera Patel

May 4 2021 - 3:15pm

Advertising and public relations senior Meera Patel is graduating this Saturday, May 8. Throughout Patel's time at the University, she has found her passion in web design. After starting classes in the CoJMC, she immediately knew that she was in the right spot.

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Professor Joe Starita to retire after 21 years

Apr 26 2021 - 5:30pm

On June 30, 2021, journalism professor Joe Starita will retire after 21 years at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. During his time in the college, Starita led the college’s award-winning depth reporting program, taught journalism ethics to hundreds of students and authored three award-winning non-fiction books that enhanced our understanding of Native American history.

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Carina Collins

UNL junior champions campus inclusion and diversity

Apr 26 2021 - 2:15pm

BL congratulates UNL Ad/PR student Carina Collins, the first winner of the Bailey Lauerman Fund for Student Opportunity $5,000 scholarship which recognizes commitment to her craft and her efforts to cultivate a rich UNL campus environment by helping special needs students.

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Huskers selected as a finalist in the Bateman Case Study Competition

Apr 25 2021 - 7:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Bateman team was announced as a finalist in the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study Competition. 

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Three seniors win Student Luminary Awards

Apr 23 2021 - 4:15pm

Congratulations to senior advertising and public relations major Collin Fink, senior advertising and public relations and dance major Thao Duong and senior journalism and political science major Jared Long on receiving 2021 Student Luminary Awards from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

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Huskers place second in regional National Student Advertising Competition

Apr 23 2021 - 9:15am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln took second place in District 9 of the American Advertising Federation’s Virtual National Student Advertising Competition on April 16, 2021. District 9 includes colleges and universities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. This year had the largest pool of competitors with a total of 10 teams. The five judges, who represented various disciplines in advertising, were from North Dakota, Arizona, Missouri, Texas and Colorado. UNL’s team lost by one tenth of a point to long-standing rival, Mizzou.

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Model behavior: Waite teaching machine learning via March Madness

Apr 19 2021 - 4:00pm

While out walking his dog, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Matt Waite realized that the annual rite of spring and college basketball was also an ideal opportunity to apply some lessons he was teaching in Sports Media and Communication 460: Advanced Sports Data Analysis. Some of the 19 undergrads in the class might be unfamiliar with, if not openly wary of, the quantitative realm, but most were already planning to fill out brackets. So he decided to turn the ritual exercise into a class exercise.

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