Media Smarts Broadcasting, Journalism, Advertising & PR

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Media Smarts

Join the Media Smarts Learning Community to gain experience and network with some of the industry’s leaders in advertising & public relations, journalism, and broadcasting. To make the transition to college a little bit easier, members of the Media Smarts Learning Community will live in Abel Hall and take courses with other members! You will also have the opportunity to connect with professors, upperclassmen students and alumni working in both the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and in the media.

There will also be outings to visit and tour local media outlets and ad agencies. Possible tours include the Lincoln Journal Star and the Channel 8 KLKN-TV station, Archrival and Swanson Russell. Along with visiting local companies, the Big Trip is offered each year in an exciting location with the chance to tour agencies and media outlets within various areas of mass communications. 

Sports Photography

Community Details

Open To

First-year students interested in broadcasting, journalism, adverstising and/or PR



JOMC 100: The First Year Experience

JOMC 101: Principles of Mass Media 

JOMC 130: Introduction to Design Thinking

JOMC 131: Visual Communication

JOMC 222: Social Justice, Human Rights and the Media


Choice of:

JOMC 132: Visual Communication II

JOMC 150: Introduction to Sports Communication

JOUR 201: Editing I

BRDC 227: Principles of Audio Production

ADPR 151: Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations

ADPR 283: Strategy Development for Advertising and Public Relations

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