Omaha World-Herald Fellowship

Overview

As an Omaha World-Herald fellow, I was able to experience the "Real World" promised by the class. The fellowship is a partnership between the World-Herald and the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The first semester of the class involved various professionals from the World-Herald speaking about their job obligations. After enrolling in the class, students have the opportunity to interview for the fellowship positions. Four are chosen each semester. More about the program and other fellows can be found here.

I worked as a part-time reporter in the living section of the newspaper. My job responsibilities included pitching story ideas, reporting for those ideas and then writing the articles. As a fellow, I had the satisifaction of writing a variety of articles about interested individuals like a 73-year-old judo instructor or a square dancing group. Flexability and curiosity are personal qualities which I use daily.

Articles

Weekly Reflections

To fulfill Honors credit requirements, I will be posting weekly reflections throughout my fellowship. Those reflections can be found here.