College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

Ciera Kirkpatrick Headshot

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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Jenn Sheppard with family and students

‘Go fast, take chances’: Sheppard moonlights as competitive racer

Apr 19 2021 - 2:45pm

Jenn Sheppard feels most at home on two wheels and open trails. As a sponsored off-road motorcycle athlete, she’s competed in countless races over the past three decades. She’s equally as passionate about her role as assistant professor of practice in sports media and communication at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she strives to bring lessons from the racetrack into the classroom.

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Joe Weber

Nebraska journalism professor investigates the lure of extremism

Apr 19 2021 - 2:15pm

About five years ago, Nebraska journalism professor Joseph Weber became intrigued by news accounts of young Somali Americans in Minnesota accused in a plot to join ISIS. In May 2016, he traveled to Minneapolis to attend the lengthy trial of three Somali-American men. That launched three years of research, including lengthy interviews with star witness Abdirahman Abdirashid Bashir, a 20-year-old diverted from the plot in the nick of time by his father and other relatives. Bashir became an FBI informant and avoided the harsh fates of some among a dozen who were once his friends: lengthy prison sentences or death in the Middle East.

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CoJMC Advising Team

Advising team receives Savage Visual Communications Fellowship

Apr 18 2021 - 11:00am

The CoJMC advising team will receive the 2021 John Savage Visual Communications Fellowship from the Omaha Press Club and Omaha Press Club Foundation. The advising team includes Assistant Director of Advising Andrea Gaghagen, Academic Adviser Anne McConkey, Academic Adviser Karez Hassan and Academic Adviser Bridgett Grant.

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Five CoJMC students selected for prestigious Omaha Press Club scholarships

Apr 18 2021 - 9:00am

Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will receive scholarships from the Omaha Press Club for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association

Students, faculty and alumni win at the Eric Sevareid awards

Apr 18 2021 - 7:15am

Six University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students, one alum and Associate Professor John Shrader, took home awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards Competition in April 2021.   

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Seline Lecture with Randy Essex

Apr 16 2021 - 4:30pm

This year’s Seline Lecture guest speaker was executive editor of The Omaha World-Herald Randy Essex. The virtual event had over 50 attendees. His talk "Journalism Love Stories" covered why a news career is both important and fun.

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Wendy Guillies

Jacht hosts master class with Wendy Guillies

Apr 15 2021 - 12:45pm

Wendy Guillies is CEO of the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. Late last month she led a masters class for CoJMC students called "Leading from the middle: Career Lessons from a Communicator-Turned-CEO."

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Climate Change Nebraska

Huskers win 11 Society of Professional Journalists' awards

Apr 12 2021 - 9:30am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications' Climate Change Nebraska project swept up 11 awards – five for first place and six for second – in a regional competition honoring the best in student journalism.

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The Expanding Reach of Sports Broadcasting

Apr 11 2021 - 8:00am

CoJMC students are calling the action of softball and soccer this spring for the Huskers Sports Network in an arrangement with Learfield/IMG and the Athletic Department. The games are aired on 90.3 FM KRNU, and on the KRNU webstream, available at krnu.unl.edu.

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Jacht Press Release

Jacht Agency announces new members for Fall 2021

Apr 6 2021 - 5:00pm

Jacht Agency is proud to announce its crew for fall 2021. The crew is composed of both new and returning student “Jachters” from diverse backgrounds and disciplines at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jacht provides students with real-world experience that extends beyond classroom instruction by giving students opportunities to work in a real advertising agency setting.

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