Student notes

Brian Carlson, a senior news-editorial major, presented a paper at the Western Journalism Historians Conference in Berkeley, Calif., in April. Carlson wrote the paper, “Principle or Venom: The Omaha World-Herald’s Criticism of George W. Norris’ Drive for a Unicameral,” for his Mass Media History course, taught by Prof. Peter Mayeux.

Trisha Meuret, a senior broadcasting major, was one of 32 graduating seniors from around the nation selected to participate in the Feb. 3-5 “Class of 2000 Seminar” at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. Participants spent three days discussing the demands, structure and opportunities of 21st century newsrooms.

Aaron Sanderford, news-editorial major, won first place for the third time as a collegian at the Kentucky (Professional) Press Association awards — this time in the category “Best General News Story.” He had previously won first place awards in “Best Sports Story” and “Best Sports Column.”

Kimberly Sweet, a broadcasting major, was named to the NU chapter of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society, in March.

Nebraska students earn national honors

The results of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 1999 Region 7 Mark of Excellence contest were mailed to the college in April 2000.

The following students earned awards:

General news reporting
— Erin Gibson, first place; Bradley Davis, second place

In-depth reporting
— Jessica Fargen, first place; Bill Swaim and Emily Wray, second place

Feature writing
— Erin Gibson, first place

Feature photography
— Kasey Kerber, first place

Spot news reporting
— Kasey Kerber, third place