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UNL journalism students tackle Norfolk stories

November 28, 2018

Three students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications are providing stories in today’s Daily News — as well as the Wednesday newspaper — as part of a class reporting assignment.

The three students — Olivia Book, Peyton Stoike and Haley Heiden — spent time in Norfolk earlier this semester and conducted interviews for feature story assignments arranged by the Daily News.

The students were each assigned newsroom staff members to work with as part of the class project.

The students’ work was edited by Jill Martin, an assistant professor of practice at the UNL College of Journalism.

The goal of the project was to give the UNL students a taste of real-life reporting and writing away from the college classroom setting.

This is the second group of university students the Daily News has worked with this semester. Earlier this month, three different students spent a weekend in Norfolk on a series of post-election stories.

Today’s stories are by Olivia Book and Haley Heiden. In Wednesday’s edition, a story on Kate Trindle, a world-traveler and former educator, by Peyton Stoike will be published.

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