College of Journalism and Mass Communications Research 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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Joe Weber

Nebraska journalism professor investigates the lure of extremism

Apr 19 2021 - 2:15pm

About five years ago, Nebraska journalism professor Joseph Weber became intrigued by news accounts of young Somali Americans in Minnesota accused in a plot to join ISIS. In May 2016, he traveled to Minneapolis to attend the lengthy trial of three Somali-American men. That launched three years of research, including lengthy interviews with star witness Abdirahman Abdirashid Bashir, a 20-year-old diverted from the plot in the nick of time by his father and other relatives. Bashir became an FBI informant and avoided the harsh fates of some among a dozen who were once his friends: lengthy prison sentences or death in the Middle East.

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Marron publishes second book

Marron publishes second book "Misogyny across Global Media"

Mar 11 2021 - 2:45pm

"Misogyny across Global Media," Maria Marron’s second book in the Communicating Gender Series, has just been published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield. Marron, a professor of journalism in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, edited chapters from scholars worldwide and co-wrote a chapter on representations of misogyny in the Irish and English press.

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NGTC

Nebraska Governance and Technology Center student fellows announced

Nov 23 2020 - 7:30pm

The inaugural class of Nebraska Governance and Technology student fellows includes four students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Alex Paun, Brandi Bue, Jasmine Alexander and Rafael Maschieri Bicudo will spend the 2020-2021 academic year researching the challenges of changing technology.

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Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump

Marron’s book on misogyny and the media published

Dec 29 2019 - 10:00am

"Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump," edited by Maria B. Marron, Ph.D., explores conservative populism ushered in by President Donald Trump that has given rise to the #MeToo Movement and Fourth Wave Feminism.

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Starita and gaiashkibos with sculpture

Book by CoJMC professor to be adapted into film

Oct 15 2019 - 2:00pm

by Molly Roe

 A film about Chief Standing Bear, based on a book written by College of Journalism and Mass Communications Professor Joe Starita, is set to be filmed in Nebraska soon.

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Joe Starita

CoJMC professor to receive 2019 Sower Award in the Humanities

Aug 13 2019 - 3:45pm

CoJMC journalism professor Joe Starita will receive the 2019 Sower Award in the Humanities. Starita will be honored on Oct. 24 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center, immediately preceding the 24th Annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities featuring historian Dwight David Eisenhower II. 

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Professor Trina Creighton

CoJMC professor set to research diversity on campus with assist from the UCARE program

Oct 30 2018 - 1:30pm

By Bill Riccetti, CoJMC graduate assisstant

College of Journalism and Mass Communications professor Trina Creighton is preparing to conduct research on diversity and how her students’ thoughts may have changed after a semester of studying it, but before she gets started she needs something very important -- time.

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Professor Joe Starita

Starita directs his Native American interest into publications

Sep 2 2016 - 12:30pm

A fascination for Native American culture developed at a young age for Joe Starita. His lifelong passion has translated into multiple Native American publications, including the upcoming book, "A Warrior of the People."

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