Omaha – It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Namely, Dean of UNO's College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, Gail F. Baker, had a special year - earning her third regional Emmy Award for her producing work on the documentary “Colorblind: ReThinking Race,” at the Chicago/Midwest regional Emmy Awards in November.
Baker has also received Emmy Awards for her writing work on two other documentaries: “Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Daily Defender” (2006) and “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis” (2011).
“Colorblind: ReThinking Race” premiered on WYCC PBS Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. The documentary was produced by Middle Passage Productions in a partnership with WYCC and featured financial support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The film can be viewed, in its entirety, on Vimeo.
“The best thing about winning this award is the message it sends to our students,” Baker said. “I started as a journalist and what I learned about listening, story telling and making deadlines, has served me well throughout my professional life. I want our students to use their UNO experience to seek new and different opportunities.”
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