Charlie Litton, Teresa Lostroh, Andrew Mach and Aaron James have been selected to staff the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ABC News on Campus bureau for fall 2010. Litton, bureau chief, is a Master of Arts student in journalism. Lostroh is a senior news-editorial and Spanish major. Mach, a senior, is pursuing a triple major in news broadcasting, news-editorial and German. James, also a senior, expects to graduate in December with a bachelor's in journalism.
The UNL ABC news bureau opened in August 2009 and offers students the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals at a national broadcast news network. The program is a partnership between ABC's news division and six of the nation's leading journalism schools. ? University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Arizona State University, Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of Texas at Austin and Howard University.
Prior to enrolling as a graduate student at UNL, Litton spent six years in Iowa as an award winning sports journalist. He earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University. Most recently, Litton spent the summer at Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication through a Carnegie-Knight Fellowship. There he investigated the national transportation system as a member of the News21 national team.
Lostroh's farm-girl upbringing in Malcom, Neb., has actually fueled her ambition. She credits her work ethic to her upbringing on her family's farm and says her future lies in the fast-paced and competitive journalism industry. During her time as a student, Lostroh spent a summer at the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press as a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copyediting intern, a summer at the Norfolk Daily News and a copyeditor and reporter at the Daily Nebraskan, UNL's student newspaper. She has also traveled abroad to Bilbao, Spain, Western Europe and San Jose, Costa Rica, studying Spanish and journalism.
A Native of Aberdeen, S.D., Mach is pursuing a triple major, as well as a concentration in economics. Mach's professional experience includes creating multimedia podcasts for the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Neb., reporting for the Norfolk (Neb.) Daily News and hosting hourly radio newscasts on UNL's 90.3 KRNU. He also appeared on Star City News, the college's student-produced televised broadcast. In addition, Mach interned at ZDF Morgenmagazin, the morning show of Europe's largest television network during his sophomore year. He was also a foreign correspondence intern at The Local, an online newspaper, in Berlin, Germany. Most recently, Mach was a documentary video intern at The Washington Post and completed projects for The Freedom Forum and the Newseum.
James, of Lincoln, Neb., returned to UNL in 2007 to study journalism. He has gained valuable industry experience as a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing intern at the Grand Forks Herald in Grand Forks, N.D., as a reporter and photographer fellow for the Omaha World-Herald and a News21 fellow at Columbia University. James expects to graduate in December.
The ABC News on Campus Bureau is located in Andersen Hall's state-of-the-art studio and is partially subsidized from private donations to the university. It is equipped with the industry's top cameras, computers and editing software and is responsible for all multimedia newsgathering responsibilities. Senior CoJMC students staff the bureau throughout the year.