College of Journalism & Mass Communications Pop-up Classes

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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. Register in MyRed.

Summer 2020

JOUR 191.001 | 1 credit hourBecoming a Freelance Journalist May 18- June 5 Online

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, 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

JOMC 391.800 | 1 credit hourBias in Media July 13- August 13 Online

How does bias manifests in media? Why is it important to recognize bias and work to eliminate it? And what are best practices to avoid bias when creating media? This course is focused on portrayal of race, gender, and sexuality in media.

Faculty: Katie Krcmarik

JOMC 491/891.291 | 1 credit hourBranding Yourself in Today’s Market August 1, 2, 8 & 9, 10 A.M. -2 P.M. | ONLINE

Wondering 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 pop-up course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Jemalyn Griffin

JOUR 191.800 | 1 credit hourBecoming a Freelance Journalist July 13- August 13 Online

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, 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

Fall 2020

ADPR 291.951 | 1 credit hour Media Sales & Account Management Saturday Oct. 24, 10am-6pm Sunday Oct. 25, 10am-6pm

Love coming up with great ideas and solutions, but find yourself always 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.

Faculty: David Thiemann

JOMC 191.951 | 1 credit hour Memes, Brands and You Tuesdays Aug. 25- Oct. 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

ADPR 191.951 | 1 credit hourBecome an After Effects NinjaFriday Oct. 2, 4pm-9pm Saturday Oct. 3, 9am-3pm Sunday Oct. 4, 9am-3pm

Become an After Effects Ninja. Learn the essentials of After Effects to add this awesome program to your arsenal of skills. Come learn to keyframe, layer, and animate your way to the top of the resume pile.

Faculty: Colby Dolan

BRDC 191.950 | 1 credit hourAudio Podcasting 101 Nov. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 11, 1-6 p.m.

Introduction to and exploration of audio podcasting. Topics include content/idea creation, hardware and software, writing techniques, vocal performance, hosting platforms, promotion of a podcast and how to make money from one.

Faculty: Rick Alloway
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Andrea Gaghagen
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402-472-3074
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Anne McConkey
Academic Adviser
402-472-3034
anne.mcconkey@unl.edu