Media Smarts Broadcasting, Journalism, Advertising, & PR

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Media Smarts

Join Media Smarts: Broadcasting, Journalism, Advertising, & PR 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, you live in Abel Hall together to have a built-in support network to make UNL feel like home - including students in Pressbox: Sports Media and Communication. Along with support in your residence hall, you also have support in the classroom by learning alongside your community peers. You will also have the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, upper-division students, and alumni working in both the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and in professional media.

There will also be outings to visit and tour local media outlets and advertisement agencies. Some of these events include visiting the Lincoln Journal Star and the Channel 8 KLKN-TV station, Archrival, and Swanson Russell. All will allow you to talk with local professionals to understand their roles, learn about their experiences prior to getting their position, and see what jobs are out there once you graduate!

Visit the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (CoJMC) to learn more about the possibilities available.

Community Details

Open To

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



JOMC 101: Principles of Mass Media 

JOMC 130: Introduction to Design Thinking

JOMC 131: Visual Communication Core Modules I

JOMC 222: Social Justice, Human Rights, and the Media


JOMC 132: Visual Communication II

JOUR 200A: Fundamentals of Editing and Reporting I

Meet the Faculty/Staff Sponsors