Editor’s note: University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism student Anna Reed spent the spring semester as an Omaha World-Herald fellow, a position that offers daily newspaper experience and college credit. With the semester over, here are her thoughts on the experience and some of her favorite images.
This semester has been awesome, much to the credit of the staff of World-Herald photojournalists that patiently helped me along the way.
I’ve learned things this semester that can’t be taught in the classroom. I faced tough deadlines and high expectations, which helped develop my photography and gave me a better understanding of what working for a large daily newspaper is like.
I was the only photographer based in Lincoln, so Jeff Bundy, The World-Herald’s director of photography, assigned me to cover Husker sporting events quite often.
Basketball season was nonstop with two to three games a week. I practically lived at the Devaney Center. It certainly gave me a lot of practice with sports action and sports features.
Weather features were also prominent, which isn’t a surprise in Nebraska. I spent some days waddling through snowdrifts up to my hips and others balancing on the dock of a lake, waiting for fish to bite.
I’ve learned a great deal this semester about the high demands and high rewards of working for large newspaper, and I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world.