Meet the spring class of 2012 Omaha World-Herald Fellows

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism students were selected for the spring 2012 Omaha World-Herald Fellowship program. The fellows are Riley Johnson, Teresa Lostroh, Anna Reed and Paige Yowell.

Riley Johnson

Riley Johnson has worked for the Daily Nebraskan as an education reporter and Lincoln radio station 1240 KFOR as a cop reporter. His honors include the University Honors list and the CoJMC Dean's list. He is the recipient of the Midwest Exchange Scholarship and Kinman Oldfield Scholarship. Johnson is studying journalism and political science. The Ellsworth, Wis., native will graduate in 2014.

Teresa Lostroh

Teresa Lostroh has been reporting and editing for news outlets for 4 1/2 years. Most recently, she was an investigative reporting fellow for News21, a program of the Carnegie and Knight foundations that funds in-depth student journalism. Her story on the flaws in the federal regulation system for meat and poultry was published by the Center for Public Integrity and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. Before that, she was an On Campus reporter for ABC News, a Dow Jones News Fund copyediting intern for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a reporting intern for the Norfolk Daily News and a copyeditor and senior reporter at the Daily Nebraskan. Lostroh, a native of Malcolm, Neb., is a December 2011 graduate of CoJMC. She is reporting for the World-Herald before she leaves in September to teach English in Spain for a year.

Anna Reed

Anna Reed has had an internship with the Northeast Nebraska News Company, has worked for the Lincoln Journal Star and the Daily Nebraskan. She participated in a study abroad course to Kyrgyzstan during the 2011 winter break and has studied international media in Costa Rica in May 2010. Reed is the recipient of the Susan Buffett Scholarship, Peter Kiewit Legacy Scholarship, Dr. and Mrs. Daly Journalism Memorial Fund Scholarship and Canfield Scholarship. Reed, of Omaha, is a junior news-editorial major.

Paige Yowell

Paige Yowell gained experience reporting for the Nebraska News Service during the 2011 legislative session where she covered local government for Nebraska news organizations. Before that she was an intern for the Seward County Independent. Yowell was a recipient of the Nancy Foreman Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. She will graduate in December 2012 and plans to pursue a career in political reporting. Yowell, of Lincoln, Neb., is majoring in news-editorial and political science.

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.

Previous Fellows

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

  • Fall 2011 OW-H Fellows
    • Asha Anchan
    • Michael Bamesburger
    • Chris Dorwart
    • Kay Kemmet
  • Spring 2011 OW-H Fellows
    • Katy Healey
    • Dan Hoppen
    • John Schreier
    • Alissa Skelton
  • Fall 2010 OW-H Fellows
    • Alia 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