College of Journalism and Mass Communications News

Linda R. Beermann

Obituary: Linda R. Beermann

Nov 28 2022 - 3:45pm

Linda R. Beermann of Lincoln, a pathbreaking television weather reporter and newscaster and community volunteer, died at home of natural causes on Nov. 25, 2022, after enjoying a Thanksgiving holiday with friends, family, a new kitten and FaceTiming with grandchildren. She was 76 years old.

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Lauren Penington

Lauren Penington selected to attend the Society of Professional Journalists Student Leadership Institute

Aug 7 2022 - 1:15pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications junior Lauren Penington of Parker, Colorado, was selected to attend the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Student Leadership Institute. At Nebraska, the advertising and public relations and political science double major is vice president of the Society of Professional Journalists student club. Penington was one of 23 students from across the country selected to attend the second annual SPJ Student Leadership Institute.

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students at j-camp

The Nebraska High School Press Association hosts J-Camp 2022 at Andersen Hall

Aug 7 2022 - 1:15pm

The Nebraska High School Press Association (NHSPA) hosted the 2022 J-Camp Summer Workshop for high school journalism students at Andersen Hall on July 11-13. Students attended three-days of intensive workshops on journalistic writing, video production, photography, yearbook and newspaper design and editorial leadership with direction from workshop advisers at the NHSPA and UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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Rachel Haufler

Rachel Haufler chosen to receive an American Advertising Federation of Nebraska Scholarship

Aug 7 2022 - 1:15pm

Senior advertising and public relations major Rachel Haufler of Topeka, Kan. was awarded a scholarship from the Nebraska chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Huskers on the Move: August 2022

Jul 29 2022 - 12:00pm

Congratulations to these CoJMC alumni who have made big strides in their careers! This month's featured alumni include recent graduates starting new jobs, some honored with prestigious national awards, others received awards in higher education and the new president and publisher of the Lincoln Journal Star, Natalia Wiita.

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faculty and student working together

College launches search for six new faculty

Jul 14 2022 - 7:00am

The UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications launched a search in July 2022 for six additional faculty to join the college beginning in January or August 2023. The new positions will contribute to furthering the college’s strategic vision of being a national leader in experiential edu

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KRNU building updates

Andersen Hall Construction Progress

Jul 13 2022 - 4:00pm

We’ve had a very noisy summer so far in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Construction continues on the Don and Lorena Meier TV Studio and Newsroom on the second floor in Andersen Hall. Over in The Agency, the Perry Family Photography Studio and Multimedia Classroom is getting new flooring, paint and a drop ceiling. We also wrapped up construction on the new Pepsi Unlimited Sports Lab earlier this summer and added a wall-wrap to KRNU's Roy Lenwell Studios.

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Shari Veil at the Agency

Dean's Update: July 2022

Jul 13 2022 - 3:30pm

We’ve had a very noisy summer so far in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Construction continues on the Don and Lorena Meier TV Studio and Newsroom. Framing has started on the control room, which will house state-of-the-art technology and equipment to produce our college newscast and all the media our students can create. Incredible opportunities like the McCaffrey Scholarship support students on the cutting edge of emerging media.

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CoJMC's new multimedia lab sponsored by Pepsi-Co of Lincoln

Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln sponsors new sports media learning lab at Andersen Hall

Jul 11 2022 - 4:45pm

The area that once housed Andersen Hall’s television studio has been converted into an open-concept sports media learning lab with the support of Pepsi-Cola of Lincoln. Starting this fall, the multimedia classroom will be a hub for all things Nebraska Sports and will be home to CoJMC’s Experience Lab Program UNLimited Sports.

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McCaffrey scholarship continues to support students interested technology and emerging media

Jul 11 2022 - 4:30pm

College of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna Cindy McCaffrey established the McCaffrey Emerging Media Scholarship in 2013 with a $100,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The permanently endowed fund provides scholarships to students who want to pursue a technological-focused career in media.

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associate professor emeritus Tim Anderson and associate dean, journalism professor John Bender

2022 Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees are Announced

Jul 11 2022 - 11:15am

Six inductees will join the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame during ceremonies to be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at The Graduate Hotel, 141 N. 9th St., in Lincoln, NE. 2022 inductees include associate professor emeritus Tim Anderson and associate dean and journalism professor John Bender.

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