Dover, Lenz join the Nebraska News Service

Dover, Lenz join the Nebraska News Service

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

Haley Dover of Grayslake, Ill., and Danae Lenz of Billings, Mont., have joined the College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ legislative news service. Anthony Roberts, technology consultant, assists with the publication and distribution of content for the Nebraska News Service.

More than 100 news organizations with a combined circulation greater than 200,000 throughout Nebraska receive regular news updates about state government and the legislature’s actions from a reporting service of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

The Nebraska News Service provides stories and photographs to participating state news organizations free of charge. During legislative sessions, news coverage focuses on the legislature’s activities. The rest of the year, the Nebraska News Service covers state agencies and issues. 

Mary Kay Quinlan, who oversees the student reporters, said, “NNS will not only provide a real-world learning experience for students but will also assist the state's news organizations in covering government decisions made daily at the state capitol.” 

Haley Dover is a senior majoring in journalism. She has concentrations in English, history and communications. Haley has interned for the Omaha World-Herald, The Leelnau (Michigan) Enterprise and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Communications Department. She plans to graduate in May and hopes to work for a daily newspaper. When she’s not working, Haley loves reading, trying new foods and getting lost in Netflix.

Danae Lenz is majoring in journalism. She has concentrations in English, history and art. Danae currently works as the copy chief for the Daily Nebraskan and has previously worked at the Dallas Morning News, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and for the American Copy Editors Society. When she graduates in May, she hopes to work for a daily newspaper. When she’s not reporting, you can find Danae slinging coffee, eating Jimmy John’s or cuddling with her two cats, Toby and Clara.

Anthony Roberts is a 2001 honors graduate of the UNL. He was the Lincoln Journal Star’s first online video and multimedia producer for five years before returning to CoJMC in 2011 as the multimedia coach for the Nebraska News Service. 

ABOUT THE NEBRASKA NEWS SERVICE

The Nebraska News Service is the state government news wire service provided by the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. NNS reporters cover a wide range of state government news, including the Nebraska Legislature, the governor’s office, state agencies, decisions by Nebraska’s Supreme Court, and other news stories as they arise. Located in Lincoln, the political heart of the state, NNS provides its clients with powerful, relevant stories, straight from the source; and NNS reporters get real-life experience and exposure to the news world.

To become a client of the Nebraska News Service, register at http://www.nebraskanewsservice.net/accounts/register/