The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s independent student newspaper The Gateway will host the first-ever “Maker Fair” on campus this fall in an effort to generate funds for the journalism program to continue the 110-year-old legacy of producing news on campus.
“We’re excited to be hosting this unique fundraising effort on our campus,” said Josefina Loza, the Gateway’s Publication Manager who is also an alum of the program. “Had it not been for the Gateway, many of our UNO students would’ve not had an opportunity to break into the news industry. This journalism program produces such an incredible crop of writers, graphic designers, editors, photographers, videographers, public and media relations personnel, not to mention the creative beings that sit in our office each week dedicated to delivering campus news.”
To showcase the talent on campus, the Gateway staff thought it was fitting to host an arts and crafts fair this fall as a way to generate funds to keep the newspaper program going despite the decrease in advertising revenue and student funding has been reduced.
“We’re innovators. Creators. Makers if you will,” said Loza. “It’s fitting to celebrate the works of not just staff members for that of our Omaha community who would like to participate in this event.”