The Gateway is the University of Nebraska at Omaha's student-run newspaper. It is a news, entertainment, sports, and events weekly paper and daily website. The Gateway has been the university's source for news and opinion for students, faculty, and alumni since 1913. To ensure the 105-year-old newspaper continues to grow, students are campaigning for donations.
• The Gateway on average has about 35 student members, which consist of editors, copy editors, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and videographers.
• Professional Development - Omaha World-Herald's Chris Burbach is our advisor. He meets with us every Sunday to give critique and advice for the paper - and is always available for any journalism questions.
• Lunch and Learn Series - We bring in journalism, communication and public relations professionals from the area on weekdays to teach the Gateway staff and other interested students about trends in their respective fields.
• Mentorship - The Gateway partners its staff members with a community professional in their chosen career path. The mentorship program has led to many opportunities, including internships, freelance positions, and prospective jobs.
• Community Engagement - The Gateway hosts an annual holiday book drive to encourage literacy at Jackson Elementary School. The staff collected and delivered more than 500 books to the school on Dec. 15.
• Campus Engagement - Each semester the Gateway hosts a "News and Brews" event where we hand out hot chocolate and coffee to students along with a copy of the campus newspaper as a way to meet your editors.
• Business partnerships - The Gateway partners with local businesses to offer special discounts for students.
• Run the Press 5K - The Gateway hosts an annual "Run the Press" fundraising 5K to promote the importance of news and fitness.
"Eventually I would like to own my own graphic design company and The Gateway is helping me gain that experience." - Connor Beebe, UNO junior and layout design editor
"I kind of like how easy it is to get involved in things so I just kind of fell into The Gateway just from being in journalism classes." - Sophie Ford, UNO senior and editor-in-chief
"I get the opportunity to write about what I am passionate about." Jessica Wade, UNO junior and opinion editor
"I like The Gateway because it is giving me the chance to follow my dream of being a sports writer." - Joe Franco, 2017 UNO graduate, and former sports editor
"What I like about The Gateway is I can branch out and explore other elements of journalism and get the basics down." - Jeff Turner, UNO junior and contributing writer