College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

Trina Creighton

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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Collin Fink

Fink to receive 2021 Student Luminary Award

Feb 28 2021 - 7:30am

Collin Fink, a senior advertising and public relations major, will receive the 2021 Student Luminary Award. He was selected for his commitment to scholarship and leadership and his role in fostering a positive campus environment that improves the quality of life for all students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   

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Perry Photo

20 Huskers to compete in Virtual Perry Photojournalism Challenge

Feb 26 2021 - 12:15pm

With a $10,000 scholarship on the line, 20 students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will compete in the Virtual Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from March 12-14.

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Natalie Saenz

Natalie Saenz places third in the Hearst audio competition

Feb 23 2021 - 3:45pm

Natalie Saenz placed third in the Hearst Journalism Awards audio competition. Saenz is a senior journalism and broadcasting double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. A third-place finish qualifies her to participate in the championship finals in June.  

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Photo taken in 1978 when CoJMC alumna Sara (Schweider) Kennedy hosted a party at her house in Tampa for fellow alumni working at Florida newspapers

Husker Love Story: Wes and Becky Albers

Feb 22 2021 - 3:15pm

Becky was a year ahead of Wes while attending UNL. The couple never had a class together, but Wes remembers a J School professor talking about a student named Rebecca Ross because she won a Hearst award for news writing. “I really don't think Becky had any idea I existed,” Wes said.

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Mark and Liz engagement photo in 1981

Husker Love Story: Mark Getzfred and Liz Austin

Feb 22 2021 - 3:00pm

Sitting in a Valentinos the summer before Liz’s second year of law school, they decided they wanted to get married. “Mark was always saying when we get married this and when we get married that, it was never well, do you want to get married?” Liz said. “But it was us, we set the date after that day in Valentino’s and were married the summer before my last semester in law school.”

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Harry and Linda married in First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, NE, November 7, 1970.

Husker Love Story: Harry and Linda Argue

Feb 22 2021 - 3:00pm

Harry and Linda (McClure) Argue started dating in 1967 when their roommates — who happened to be dating — suggested that Harry ask Linda out on a date. He looked Linda up in the “buzz book,” a directory where you could find all the sorority pledges information, and they went to a hangout at the Nebraska Union called “The Crib” for a coke.

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The Anderson family at baseball game at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

Husker Love Story: Shelly and Wade Anderson

Feb 22 2021 - 3:00pm

Shelly and Wade Anderson met in 1985 during the second semester of their freshman year at the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Wade was enrolled in an introductory public speaking class where Shelly was the teaching assistant after taking the course the previous semester.

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Colton and Sylvia engagement photo.

Husker Love Story: Colton and Sylvia Stone

Feb 22 2021 - 2:45pm

After graduating from CoJMC, the couple got married, and Alloway officiated the wedding. The day was extra special because it was Alloway’s 39th wedding anniversary. In 2019 the couple moved to Omaha to start their careers, but Sylvia was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 23.

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Husker Love Story: Mike and Karey Koehn

Feb 22 2021 - 2:45pm

At the start of the fall semester of her junior year, Karey (Shepard) Koehn was looking for a classmate who could take notes if she ever had to miss class. She searched in the hallway outside the classroom, spotted Mike and decided he would be her notes person and went to introduce herself.

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Jake Strange and Amanda Walla

Husker Love Story: Jake Strange and Amanda Walla

Feb 22 2021 - 2:30pm

Jake and Amanda first met in 2012 in Mass Media 101. Amanda remembers having assigned seats and that Jake’s seat was always in her line of vision. Eventually Jake asked Amanda on a coffee date which turned into more coffee dates where they would talk for hours.

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