The College of Journalism and Mass Communications offers two photojournalism classes that are taught by an award-winning former photo director of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Students have the opportunity to travel on in-depth photo documentary projects on poverty.
Through an endowment by photographers Howard Buffett, Joel Sartore and Thomas Mangelsen, this is the fourth year Thorson has taken students on in-depth photojournalism projects. This winter, a class will travel to Kyrgyzstan. The endowment pays students' travel and equipment expenses.
Students learn to work as true "in-the-field" reporters. They upload photos, write blogs and create slideshows and videos on location. Upon return students prepare photos for exhibitions and produce a full color photography book.
To learn more about the UNL photojournalism program go to http://cojmc.unl.edu/photojournalism and read all the field reports — from Kosovo to South Africa to Kazakhstan AND Nebraska.
Please contact associate professor Bruce Thorson at 402-472-8279 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or stop by his office in room 234.
- Photojournalism program in the news Omaha World-Herald story by Kelly Bartling
- Claude Cookman, in his newly published book "American Photojournalism: Motivations and Meanings," includes Nebraska's photojournalism program in his list of notable programs. Cookman is currently a professor at Indiana University, a Big Ten school.
- Advance your skills in digital photography and join the Photo Club every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Photo Club is open to all students. Please check the CoJMC calendar to confirm meeting time and location.