College of Journalism and Mass Communications Research News

Shari Veil, Jane T. Olson Dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Dean's Update: April 2024

Apr 16 2024 - 10:30am

We had packed house over the weekend as alums traveled across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of Professor George Tuck. Speakers included CoJMC alums Jennifer Gutierrez (‘90), Mike Theiler (‘76), Julia Dean (‘92), Joel Sartore (‘85) and George and Mary Lynn’s dear friend Sherri Johnson. You can watch the recording of the live stream here.

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Tan wins Faculty Slam; clinches CoJMC’s three-peat

Nov 10 2023 - 12:45pm

Tan, an assistant professor of sports media and communications, won the 2023 Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam Nov. 8, chosen by spectators among five presenters.

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Study highlights use of TikTok to encourage cervical cancer screening

Oct 6 2023 - 3:15pm

TikTok and other short-form video platforms are booming in popularity — for entertainment and for sharing information, including health information. Researchers are currently examining the effects of social media videos, and among them is Ciera Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Kirkpatrick, who studies the intersection of communication and health, recently turned her scientific eye toward TikTok.

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Grant helps students edit, write in more inclusive ways

Oct 2 2023 - 2:15pm

The demonstrated success from Center for Transformational Teaching grant winner Jessica Fargen Walsh shows that embedded videos in Canvas could be a helpful addition for instructors teaching Associated Press style or journalistic writing and editing to expand the perspectives of students. This could also help instructors keep up with the ever-changing nature of editing.

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Dr. Shari Veil Joins Bailey Lauerman’s Board Of Directors, Bringing An Innovative Perspective To A Unique Academic And Professional Partnership

Sep 27 2023 - 12:15pm

Bailey Lauerman, an industry-leading Nebraska-based advertising agency, has appointed Dr. Shari Veil to its Board of Directors. Shari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D., is a professor and dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Kirkpatrick welcomed as first guest on new Nebraska Extension podcast

Sep 6 2023 - 1:30pm

Dr. Ciera Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations in the CoJMC, was the first guest on Nebraska Extension's new podcast, "The Good Life in Early Life." The series will highlight Nebraska's research on early care and youth education.

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McCoy receives grant from Humanities Nebraska

Apr 23 2023 - 2:45pm

In partnership with Nebraska Public Media, Barney McCoy, the Gilbert and Martha Hitchcock Professor of Broadcasting in the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, received a grant from Humanities Nebraska. The grant will support the production of “Running Towards the Fire,” a WWII documentary about University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Barney Oldfield and Reuters News correspondent Robert Reuben.

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Faculty to speak on panel at 150th Nebraska Press Association annual convention

Mar 19 2023 - 8:45am

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce that five faculty members will speak on a panel at the 150th Nebraska Press Association Annual Convention on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Kirkpatrick named AEJMC Emerging Scholar

Feb 7 2023 - 11:15am

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication has named a College of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty member as one of its 2023 Emerging Scholars. Ciera Kirkpatrick, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations, was awarded a $3,500 grant as part of an AEJMC program to recognize promising young scholars and encourage their professional growth.

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Designing Effective Health Messaging with Ciera Kirkpatrick

Nov 16 2022 - 1:00pm

As the pandemic settled in, Ciera Kirkpatrick was a new mom working on her doctorate, a double challenge added to the already tall order of first-time motherhood. Kirkpatrick reflected her experience in her dissertation, studying how social media depictions of motherhood can affect how women perceive their own experience. It informs her broader interest in how media messages influence people’s health-related decisions.

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Jones wins the Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam

Nov 16 2022 - 11:15am

Valerie Jones, Seaton Distinguished Professor of advertising and public relations, was voted the winner by attendees, earning a $1,000 prize to go toward her research at the fifth annual Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam.

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