Omaha World-Herald Fellowship
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.
- 9-year-old grows 22-pound cabbage, gets $1K scholarship
- Omaha-area band program's mission: give all kids a chance to play
- Nebraska Walk for Life to feature former actor Mario St. Francis
- UNL student known for devotion to club hockey team dies after battle with leukemia
- Nebraska Parole Board Chairwoman Esther Casmer lauded at MLK event
- 5-foot-4 judo instructor at Offutt AFB is 73 - and also a 4th-degree black belt
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- For first time, Shriners staging circus at Mid-America Center
- 3 Midlands teens earn trip to D.C. for volunteer activities
- New KPAO comedy show attacks elderly stereotypes with punchlines
- Square dancing is fun, therapeutic and a potential mine for romance
- Nebraska's first female state poet says women 'always have to be moving forward'
- Red Cross honorees lauded for their extraordinary service
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- Native plants fit the climate, diversify a landscape and create a sense of place
- Want to walk through a giant brain? SciFest lets you
- Green ribbons are wrapped around trees in Lincoln to raise awareness of emerald ash borer
- The best trees to plant in Nebraska. And the worst.
- Neighborhood groups see trees as vital landmarks that deserve extra protection
To fulfill Honors credit requirements, I will be posting weekly reflections throughout my fellowship. Those reflections can be found here.