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Pop-up classes are short, one-credit-hour courses designed to allow students to dive into emerging industry trends and gain skills to prepare them for future careers.

Pop-up classes are open to all UNL students and are Pass/No Pass. Register in MyRed.

Spring Three Week Session

JOMC 191.102 | 1 credit hour | P/NPStayCation: Travel Write Where You AreJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Travel blogs, vlogs, photo or art blog create stories that help us imagine lavish retreats, abroad adventures, or tranquil getaways. What are the best ways to blog about our fancy staycations? What travel stories can we tell about walks around our neighborhoods, community centers, and local parks? This course provides you with travelogue strategies, tools, and multi-media experiences in digital media. You gain storytelling skills needed for brand content creators, communication strategists, and freelancer writers. You practice the art of travel writing right where you are.

Faculty: Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 391.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NPHow To Get Your Drone LicenseJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This is a pop-up course where students learn how to prepare for the FAA test to receive credentials to operate a drone license. This new, unique skill has help students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't. The course will give students the knowledge and skills needed to conquer the hardest parts of the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone license examination. This course has helped students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't.

Faculty: Matt Waite

JOMC 191.101 | 1 credit hour | P/NPAdobe Bootcamp: Audio EditingJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Audition used for editing and mixing audio. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated an Adobe Creative Campus. Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Audition. You will learn the basics of capturing and editing audio for a variety of formats including podcasts, audiobooks, and interviews. The basics of the software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of multitrack editing and mixing. Take advantage of your free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated an Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Kaci Richter
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JOMC 191.100 | 1 credit hour | P/NPAdobe Bootcamp: Video EditingJan. 4 - Jan. 22

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Students will gain hands-on experience using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Rush applications used for editing video. The basics of each software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Students will take advantage of their free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated an Adobe Creative Campus. Want to learn more about the Adobe apps? This course will get you going with Adobe Premiere and Adobe Rush. You will learn the basics of editing video for the web and social media. The basics of the software will be explored to develop and foundational level understanding of the capabilities. Take advantage of your free access to the Creative Cloud as part of UNL being designated an Adobe Creative Campus.

Faculty: Alan Eno
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Spring 2021 CoJMC only

ADPR 491.593 | 1 credit hour | P/NPCreative Problem Solving by ArchrivalFeb. 26, 4-7:30 p.m., Feb. 27, 10:50-7:30 p.m., March 5, 4-7:30 p.m.

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Perhaps there is no greater skill than creative problem solving. Learn how to take a challenge and turn it into an opportunity through strategy, critical thinking and creative passion. After a series of quick hit lessons, lectures and exercises designed to get you thinking creatively, we'll work on a real world project and take you through the Archrival school of hard knocks. At the end of an intense two weeks, you'll need to pull it all together into a final pitch for a panel of judges. Brief. Insights. Strategy. Execution. Presentation. Be prepared to bring your A game and give it your all.

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Spring 2021

BRDC 491/891 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Streaming Video Production for eSports 

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

The course will focus on live streaming production (technical streaming, switching, audio, and live camera work) of eSports events using the SlingStudio. Coursework will consist of hands-on workshops, teaching student how to set up and manage the Studio, stream with multiple cameras, and mix audio content.

Faculty: Alan Eno

JOMC 191.791 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Memes, Brands and You Online Jan. 25 - Mar.12

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Memes. They're everywhere. We share them. We create them. Sometimes we even become them. Now brands are getting into the mix - but should they? This course will prepare you for using memes in the professional sphere and apply your knowledge of memes and other pop culture devices to inform industry professionals of best practices.

Faculty: Jamdan Clang

JOMC 391.951 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Google News Lab Tools for Journalists, PR & Advertising Pros Online 2/5 8am-3pm, 2/6 8am-10am, 2/7 8am-11am

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Develop a deeper understanding of the world around you and tell stories in whole new ways by using Google News Lab tools to create visualizations, scrape data, deep search and expand your skills as a journalist, PR or advertising pro. COJMC alum and SPJ/Google News Lab trainer Mike Reilley will provide hands-on learning with tools such as Google Flourish (graphics), Google Earth, MapChecking.com, Google Dataset Search, Google Public Data Explorer and data scraping with Google Sheets. We'll use real-life examples and data to build projects and publish them. Participants will receive primers, training videos, exercises and links to examples of how to use these powerful storytelling tools in all facets of communication. They also will learn how to use resources from JournalistsToolbox.org to find more storytelling tools.

Faculty: Mike Reilley

JOMC 191.953 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Working as a journalist in a time of a pandemic  Online M 7pm-9:50pm Feb. 8 - Mar. 8

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Being a journalist during a pandemic has created many new challenges. This course will explore ways to deal with national and international media during COVID-19 when all the guidelines came down around social distancing and mask-wearing that required new storytelling and production techniques. Students will learn how teams were formed, worked together, and learned to be creative while working remotely.

Faculty: Michelle Bandur

ADPR 291.952 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Media Sales & Account Management  In person Feb. 20 & 21 10am-6pm

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Love coming up with great ideas and solutions collaboratively, but always find yourself the one who makes sure every little detail is completed with the best possible result? Then this is your opportunity to put those talents and skills to work and explore the world of media sales and account management. This interactive, fast-paced session will explore everything from the skill set needed to succeed in the world of media sales and account management to developing and closing a multimedia plan for a local business. We'll review campaigns that integrate traditional, digital and emerging media platforms, and even discuss what it's like now to sell and manage media plans remotely.

Faculty: David Thiemann

JOMC 191.954 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Women in the Media: Reporting while Female In person Mar. 6 & 7 10am-6pm

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This weekend seminar will discuss and show real-life examples women journalists receive. The examples include disparaging a woman's appearance, reporting, and work. Find out how to handle these situations and get help reporting them to management and handling criticism while being in the field. Based on real scenarios, students will learn strategies to handle these difficult situations and be an ally for others.

Faculty: Michelle Bandur

ADPR 191 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Writing Online M 5:30pm-8:20pm Mar. 15 - Apr. 12

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Adore sports but dislike competition? Champion PRs, FKTs, and PBs but bore at athlete comparisons? Delight in features on solo wanderings but yawn at team coverage? This class focuses on digital storytelling about the rise of non-professional sports, fitness, and fitness-based leisure adventures. Students get the opportunity to develop writing skills, craft strategic messages, and communicate on digital platforms about the physical pursuits they love. Be it long-distance cycling, through-hiking, ultra-distance endurance sports, and more, students will gain writing experiences for digital media, brand messaging, and industry-based content creation.

Faculty: Madeline Wiseman

JOMC 191.952 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Quienes Somos Nosotros: Who we are MW 5:30-8:30pm Mar. 15 - Mar. 29

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Media Presentation and Representation IN, BY and FOR the Latinx Community. This course looks at the media presentation and representation in the fastest-growing demographic in our state and the country. We will offer an overview of the way media is made and consumed. We will examine and define existing media, including production, delivery and efficacy; explore the future media possibilities; and provide tips and training to journalists and non-journalists about how to consume and create media in, by and for the Latinx Community.

Faculty: John Shrader

BRDC 491/891 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Streaming Video Production for eSports 

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

The course will focus on live streaming production (technical streaming, switching, audio, and live camera work) of eSports events using the SlingStudio. Coursework will consist of hands-on workshops, teaching student how to set up and manage the Studio, stream with multiple cameras, and mix audio content.

Faculty: Alan Eno
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