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ThorsonBruce Thorson spent 25 years in newspaper photojournalism as a photographer, photo editor, mostly in Oregon, and director of photography at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. An award-winning photographer, Thorson has received recognition from the Associated Press, The Best of the West competition and the National Press Photographers Association. His photographs have also appeared in Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, USA Today, Oregon Business, Nebraska Life and various other publications. Thorson teaches photojournalism — basic digital photojournalism and advanced digital photojournalism. He also takes his students on international photojournalism trips twice a year. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and master’s degree in visual communication from Ohio University.

WinterScott Winter is in his ninth year as a journalism professor at UNL, specializing in feature writing, sports writing and international reporting. He also has taught at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communications and has developed curriculum for the World Media Academy in New Delhi, India. His students have won multiple Hearst Awards, the college equivalent to the Pulitzer Prizes. He also produces Air Schooner, the podcast of Prairie Schooner, the literary magazine of the English department at UNL. Winter taught high school journalism and English for 10 years in four schools in North Dakota, Minnesota and Colorado. His students won big fat awards, including national Best of Show rankings and Pacemakers, which they used as bathroom passes. He also was a professional journalist for five years, working in sports writing, feature writing, graphic design and feature editing. He’s been spit on by NFL football players and got sick while covering his first rodeo. Winter has an unhealthy fascination for singer Natalie Merchant. He eats red meat, even as a snack. He loves to play tennis and has a left-handed serve that will make your mouth water, even as the ball glances off your rib cage.

BrianBrian Lehmann is an award-winning photojournalist based in Lincoln, Neb. Lehmann is a contributor to The New York Times and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is a Fulbright scholar, an Alexia Foundation grantee and national champion of the Hearst Photojournalism award. Lehmann graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007 where he studied journalism. He then worked at the Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. Watching an institution that won four Pulitzers in seven years dissipate was a formative event and has given him a keen instinct for the “new media” world.

DickinsonAndrew Dickinson is a senior journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from Overland Park, Kan. He has interned for the Northeast Nebraska News Service, ZUMA Press and the Omaha World-Herald. Andrew has won numerous Hearst and College Photographer of the Year awards, and is interested in compassionate storytelling through any visual medium. He has traveled on international photojournalism trips with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Brazil.

EverlyKaylee Everly is a sophomore from Fremont, Neb., majoring in journalism. She has been part of four photojournalism projects through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s traveled to Kyrgyzstan, India, Brazil and now Ethiopia. She placed fifth in the Hearst multimedia team reporting competition for her work on coal mining in Kyrgyzstan. She has interned with the Fremont Tribune and will intern at the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa, this summer. In the fall, she will be part of the Omaha World-Herald’s fellowship program.

HeckerStacie Hecker was born in Greeley, Colo., but likes to think of Lincoln, Neb., as her hometown. She is a junior advertising major with minors in English and East Asian studies. She’s a staff member at both the student newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan, and of the student-run advertising agency, Jacht Ad Lab. After studying the Japanese language for three semesters, she took a trip to Japan with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications — her first experience abroad. If she ends up jobless, she plans on returning to Japan for a year to teach English. This summer she will spend her days in Hartington, Neb. learning the true meaning of “small town.”

HessAllison Hess is a freshman journalism and political science major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hess grew up in Houston, Texas, and came to the Nebraska to study photojournalism. During her first year in Lincoln, she worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln student newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan, as a photographer. This summer, she will be a photo and editorial intern at the Houston Press. This is her first international photojournalism project.

KemmetKay Kemmet gave up her childhood dream to be a farmer and inherit her father’s land and 200 head of cattle in rural North Dakota. Instead, she chose a profession with less financial security and to travel the world with only pennies in her pockets. Kemmet started her journalism career at the Bismarck Tribune during her high school years. She’s since worked at the Grand Island Independent and the Omaha World-Herald writing articles about cow-eye dissections and avid Husker fans. She’s also traveled to India and lived in Peru for nearly a year. This summer she will intern at the Indianapolis Star writing features. In addition to her journalistic accomplishments, Kemmet also speaks Spanish fluently and studies creative writing and literature. She will graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August 2013.

PribilAdam Pribil grew up in O’Neill, Neb., and enlisted in the United States Navy at 18 years old. While in the Navy, Adam attended electronics schools in Chicago, Norfolk and San Diego before reporting to his first duty station onboard the USS Russell ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While onboard the USS Russell, Adam completed numerous deployments in the Pacific Ocean and Persian Gulf. After finishing his tour on the Russell, Pribil transferred to shore duty in Naples, Italy, where he served three years and met his now wife, Piera Rezza. Pribil completed his military service in August 2011 and started studying journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he is a junior.

ReedAnna Reed is a senior news-editorial journalism major from Omaha, Neb. She is a recipient of the Peter Kiewit Legacy scholarship, Susan Buffett scholarship, and several others within the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Her work has been recognized by College Photographer of the Year, USA Today and the Hearst Foundation. Her first internship was in a town of 1,600 people where she was the only photographer for six weekly papers. She has since been the photo and video editor for the Daily Nebraskan and a photo fellow for the Omaha World-Herald. She now works as a staff photojournalist for the Lincoln Journal Star. Throughout college, Reed has studied and worked in Costa Rica, Kyrgyzstan, India, Brazil and soon, Ethiopia. This summer she will intern at the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

SidiquiFaiz Siddiqui is a junior journalism student from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an avid risk-taker and a recipient of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Harold and Marian Andersen Honors Scholarship. Once, he pressed his index finger firmly against his father’s smoldering car-cigarette lighter just to see what would happen. Siddiqui lost. He hates getting paid for his work, so he occasionally can be found writing pointed social commentary for the Huffington Post, or compiling hopelessly inane top 10 lists about rap music — his first love — for Complex Magazine. Other times, he practices real journalism, as evidenced by the stories he wrote about buck hunting and “Jingle Jammies” pajamas during a yearlong internship at the Lincoln Journal Star. In June, he’ll compete alongside seven other student journalists from across the country at the Hearst National Writing Championships in San Francisco. This summer, he will intern at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Ark.

SoupkupBrianna Soukup is a senior from Omaha, Neb. In addition to her majors in journalism and Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Soukup also studies human rights. Soukup has traveled to Kyrgyzstan and Brazil on photojournalism projects through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She also studied abroad in Argentina in 2012.

SpiesMorgan Spiehs is a sophomore from Wood River, Neb. Spiehs has traveled to India, Brazil and Ethiopia on photojournalism projects through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She placed in the top five at the Hearst multimedia competition for the short documentary she made on a slum school in India. Last summer, she interned as the only full-time photographer for five weekly newspapers in northeast Nebraska. Spiehs will be interning at the Lincoln Journal Star this summer and will be photo chief at the Daily Nebraskan in the fall.

WilwerdingCara Wilwerding is a senior journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She grew up in Omaha, Neb and started her journalism career at Omaha Westside High School. She writes for the Daily Nebraskan’s arts and entertainment section in addition to taking photos. She’s also traveled to São Paulo, Brazil, for a similar photojournalism project with the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. This summer, she will work as an editorial and multimedia intern for HearNebraska.org, float down the Niobrara River and play a fair amount of ultimate frisbee. After graduating next spring, Wilwerding hopes to continue writing and photographing for an arts and entertainment publication.

WolfeShelby Wolfe is a freshman journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Wolfe grew up in Owatonna, Minn., and came to Nebraska to study photojournalism. She spent her first year working for the student newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan, as a photographer. This summer she will intern at the Owatonna People’s Press, a local newspaper in her hometown of Owatonna, Minn. This is her first international photojournalism project.

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