Omaha World-Herald Chooses CoJMC Students

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism students were selected as the fall 2011 Omaha World-Herald Fellows. Asha Anchan, junior; Michael Bamesburger, senior; Cris Dorwart, junior; and Kay Kemmet, junior, will be reporting and writing articles for the newspaper this semester.

Omaha World-Hearald Fellow Asha AnchanOmaha World-Hearald Fellow Michael BamesburgerOmaha World-Hearald Fellow Kay KemmetOmaha World-Hearald Fellow Chris Dorwart From L to R: Asha, Michael, Kay and Chris

Asha Anchan, of Omaha, is a news-editorial and broadcasting major with a history minor. Anchan worked as a reporter for the Norfolk Daily News and has reported for the Daily Nebraskan as a feature writer and restaurant reviewer. She was on the documentation team for the 2010 Special Olympics National Games. Anchan is also a Harold and Marian Andersen Scholar and is a Neola Skala Journalism scholarship recipient. She will graduate in 2013.

Michael Bamesburger is a news-editorial and political science major from Columbus, Neb. Bamesburger has worked at the Daily Nebraskan as a reporter and held an internship at BOLD Nebraska. He is a member of the University Program Council and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He is a past recipient of the Otto W., Dora M., & Arthur Wolf Scholarship.

Chris Dorwart is a junior double majoring in news-editorial and advertising and public relations. Dorwart specializes in photography and has worked as a photographer and sports writer for the Daily Nebraskan. He will graduate in 2013.

Kay Kemmet, of Bismarck, N.D., is studying journalism and Spanish. Kemmet started reporting in high school for the Bismarck Tribune. Since studying at UNL, she has reported for the Daily Nebraskan and worked with the journalism college's recruiter. Kemmet held an internship with the Grand Island Independent and traveled to India for a two-week mobile media class. She will graduate in 2013.

About The Omaha World-Herald Fellowship Program
The Omaha World-Herald Fellows are chosen through an application and interview process. In order to apply, students must be enrolled in or have completed the Omaha World-Herald "Real World" class. The class is the result of a partnership between the Omaha World-Herald and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and is offered to juniors and seniors. During the 15-week class, students learn from a different World-Herald staff member each week on topics such as editing, interviewing and covering all aspects of the news. "Real World" students are eligible to apply for the Omaha-World Herald Fellowship and a summer internship with the newspaper. The Real World class began in fall 2008 and is offered every semester.



For more information about the Real World program, contact Carla Kimbrough at 402-472-4051 or email her at

Spring 2011 OW-H Fellows

  • Katy Healey
  • Dan Hoppen
  • John Schreier
  • Alissa Skelton

Fall 2010 OW-H Fellows

  • Alina Conley
  • Emily Nohr
  • Marcus Scheer
  • Andrea Vasquez

Spring 2010 OW-H Fellows

  • Travis Beck
  • David Houfek
  • Kate Veik
  • Caitlin Kern

Fall 2009 OW-H Fellows

  • Aaron James
  • Kiah Haslett
  • Jamie Klein
  • Molly Young

Spring 2009 OW-H Fellows

  • Andy Boyle
  • Jordan Pascale
  • Tanna Kimmerling
  • Johnny Perez