University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gaining Real-World Experience. Like Only Nebraska Can.

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications has a long tradition of success in challenging students to master fundamental skills of research, writing, editing, storytelling and media production. We provide hands-on opportunities to learn beyond the classroom to ensure our graduates are work-ready, versatile and prepared to nimbly adapt to the evolving media landscape.

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Relentless Focus on Student Access and Success

We live and breathe experiential learning. Our first priority is to support our students through scholarships and our experiential learning labs, including Jacht, Buoy, Heartland, Nebraska News Service, Unlimited Sports, 90.3 KRNU and Nebraska Nightly, as well as internships, global engagement and study abroad, honors and national student competitions.

Enhancing Faculty and Academic Excellence

The college seeks to recruit and retain industry and academic leaders who will carry on our legacy as an award-winning program while bringing new skills and new outlooks on our changing media environment.

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Private philanthropy is the catalyst that allows the college to build upon its strengths and achieve our vision of being a national leader in educating leaders in journalism and mass communications. Together, we will prepare curious and creative minds for challenging careers. Our students will succeed through hard work, collaborative problem-solving and the ethical pursuit of truth to uphold democracy.


“We prepare students to build careers that will grow and change with our industries by pairing foundational writing and research skills with cutting-edge technology and innovative media experience. Our alumni are ethically grounded and globally minded leaders, creators, strategists and storytellers who live and work around the corner and around the world. We are so grateful to our donors who help make possible our ‘do from day one’ experience.”

– Shari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Journalism and Mass Communications


Student Experiences 

We encourage students to “do from day one” through our extensive experiential learning programs. Through your support, we can help make sure every student can engage in hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom, creating a professional portfolio unique to their strengths, experiences and career aspirations.

Facilities and Technology 

As we strive to build new programs and maximize existing ones, we need room to work and grow. Donors can also have a significant impact through gifts to ensure students have access to the latest technology.

Student Scholarships and Fellowships 

Making college accessible to more students by addressing unmet student financial needs is a significant priority for the college. Merit-based and need-based scholarships as well as graduate fellowships are key to recruiting and retaining top students.

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It takes a lot to build a future, so let’s start the conversation now.