The obvious reason that job candidates should think UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications is a great place to be is that we are growing. We’re adding faculty, not just replacing them. This year’s freshman class is 25% larger than last year’s.
- We’re one of 12 colleges in the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education
- We’re one of 12 colleges in the News21 Program to revitalize journalism education
- We have a nearly $2 million endowment to send photojournalism students around the world.
- Our National Student Advertising Competition teams won 7th place nationally last year and 4th place nationally the year before.
- Our Public Relations Student Society earned “Best of Show” and a total of six awards in the 2011 Public Relations Society of America Nebraska Paper Anvil competition.
- We placed 2nd overall in the national Hearst Journalism Awards, with a 2nd-place individual finish in the television news competition and 3rd-place in radio news.
- We’ve started the nation’s first Drone Journalism Lab to experiment with new ways to get the story.
- Our student advertising agency, the Jacht Club, finished the semester with new clients and thousands of dollars of business in the pipeline.
- We’re one of six colleges in the country training students in the Dow Jones News Fund’s editing internships.
- We’ve created the Nebraska News Service to cover state government and make the reports available to all news organizations in the state.
- We’ve created a class to cover Lincoln’s refugee population.
- We have a faculty exchange relationship with Moscow State University’s Faculty of Journalism.
- Our business and economics journalism professor, Joe Weber, just returned from a semester teaching at Tsinghua University’s Global Business Journalism Program in China.
We’re working hard to help lead the journalism and mass communications industry during these times of disruption and upheaval.
Gary Kebbel Dean