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Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

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.

Fall 2024

JOMC 492/892.791 | 1 credit | P/NP Branding Yourself in Today's MarketONLINE 8/26-9/13

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This online asynchronous pop-up course will explore strategies in better understanding how to brand yourself in today's ever-changing market. One of the best ways to articulate your skills, experience, knowledge, and overall worth in today’s competitive job market is to create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the crowd. Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills, and abilities to prospective employers. This course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Frauke Hachtmann

JOMC 392.791 | 1 credit | P/NP The "Reel" Deal-Instagram for StorytellingONLINE

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1 billion people use Instagram across the globe each and every month, spending an average of 30 minutes per day. 500 million people use Instagram stories every day and nearly 50% of people have visited a website to make a purchase after seeing a product or service. In the U.S., 26% of people aged 18 to 24 have recently used Instagram specifically to access coronavirus news. The platform provides countless opportunities for brands, businesses and organizations, from non-profits and for profits to large news organizations to tell stories and connect a message with a consumer. In this course, students will take a deep dive into the Instagram platform researching best practices, ethics and learning the ins and out of how to create and measure content. Students will learn and create content for the grid, stories, IGTV, reels, Instagram live and eCommerce to best leverage the platform to accomplish strategic communication goals.

Faculty: Tyler Thomas

JOMC 292.951 | 1 credit | P/NP Media Sales & Account ManagementIN PERSON | 11/9-11/10 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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The pop-up will explore the world of media sales and account management. The fast-paced session will touch on everything from the skill set needed to succeed in the world of media sales and account management to developing and presenting a multimedia plan for a local business.

Faculty: David Thiemann

JOMC 192.951 | 1 credit | P/NP NYC Media Tour

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Sign up to go on the 2024 NYC Media Tour by Friday, Sept. 27! Explore the city, network with industry professionals and alumni over fall break! This year we are offering this NYC Media Tour experience as a pop-up class with the option of taking the class for credit. You do not need to take the class for credit to participate, but you must sign up through the form below to go on the trip. Leading up to the NYC Media Tour students will be expected to complete pre-trip assignments and attend a meeting to prepare for the trip. It is important to note that students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging costs/arrangements.

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Faculty: Natalie Becerra

Spring 2024

JOMC 392.951 | 1 credit | P/NP Advertising and Marketing in Healthcare3/18-4/19 | Web Conference | MR 5pm-6:30pm

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

What's the difference between advertising and marketing? Learn how to differentiate between these similar fields and their important impacts on the healthcare field in this online synchronous pop-up course. This session will analyze various healthcare communications case studies to learn how different areas of the medical field approach advertising and marketing and study how to effectively communicate and connect with patients. The course will wrap up with students creating and presenting healthcare advertising or marketing campaigns focused on a medical topic of their choice.

Faculty: Abby Meyer

JOMC 392.791 | 1 credit | P/NP The "Reel" Deal-Instagram for StorytellingONLINE 3/18-4/19

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

1 billion people use Instagram across the globe each and every month, spending an average of 30 minutes per day. 500 million people use Instagram stories every day and nearly 50% of people have visited a website to make a purchase after seeing a product or service. In the U.S., 26% of people aged 18 to 24 have recently used Instagram specifically to access coronavirus news. The platform provides countless opportunities for brands, businesses and organizations, from non-profits and for profits to large news organizations to tell stories and connect a message with a consumer. In this course, students will take a deep dive into the Instagram platform researching best practices, ethics and learning the ins and out of how to create and measure content. Students will learn and create content for the grid, stories, IGTV, reels, Instagram live and eCommerce to best leverage the platform to accomplish strategic communication goals.

Faculty: Tyler Thomas

JOMC 192.792 | 1 credit | P/NP Become a Freelance JournalistONLINE 3/29-4/5

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Today’s journalism landscape is ever-evolving and you should be too. Through this one-credit hour course, you'll learn the basics of what it takes to get your freelance journalism career off the ground. From finding your specialty, pitching stories, navigating contracts to understanding how to file taxes as a freelancer, we’ll cover it all. This interactive and fast-paced course will include guest lectures from CoJMC alumni who are currently freelancing, writing assignments tailored to you and the opportunity to walk away with a portfolio of work to help you land your first gig.

Faculty: Lauryn Higgins
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Alisa Smith
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402-472-3074
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Bridgett Grant
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402-472-3042
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Karez Hassan
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402-472-9853
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