Journalism Boot Camp returns with W-H photographer Chris Machian

Photo by Chris Machian
Photo by Chris Machian

The Gateway Student Newspaper will continue its Journalism Bootcamp lecture series this spring with special guest Chris Machian, an Omaha World-Herald photographer, on Feb. 29.

A guest speaker from The Omaha World-Herald will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s student newspaper office, which is located in Room 113 of the Eppley Administration Building, each month to share about his or her profession.

The intent of the program is to connect professionals and college students in the following fields of communication: newsprint, photography, graphic design, layout design, broadcast and radio. During the hour-long lecture series, students will ask questions about the professional’s “real world” experiences.

The event is free and open to the UNO community. Limited space. RSVP by emailing

Here’s the schedule for the spring semester:

Monday, Feb. 29, 6:15 p.m.:
Chris Machian, Photographer, will discuss photo and video

Monday, March 14, 6 p.m.
Leia Mendoza, Deputy Online Editor, will discuss content management, online and social media

Both Machian and Mendoza graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and served in various roles at the UNO Gateway Newspaper during their time here.

Monday, April – TBA, 6 p.m.
Meet-and-greet with several UNO Gateway Alum who will share why working at the student newspaper was an integral part of their success after graduation.

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