The Nebraska News Service was established in 2011 to serve Nebraska news organizations by reporting on state government issues of interest to their audiences. It operates during the fall and spring semesters, but not during the summer. The news service is staffed by student reporters who submit a resume, cover letter and work samples as a condition for enrollment in this three-credit-hour course. The staff changes every semester. The director is Mary Kay Quinlan, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism.
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"The stories produced by the students were timely, well-written and accurate. I especially appreciated the willingness of the Nebraska News Service to cover hearings and report on bills that were of particular interest to (our paper)."
-Kent Warneke, Norfolk Daily News
"For those of us with limited resources and in no close proximity to the legislature, the Nebraska News Service has been a great aid for us."
-Cody Gerlach, Cambridge Clarion
"Your news service has certainly helped our newspaper give important coverage of state legislature activities that we simply could not otherwise provide."
-Klark Byrd, The Sidney Sun-Telegraph