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Seline, Elizabeth. A Daily Nebraskan Editing Guide. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska- Lincoln. May 2021


This project is dedicated to student journalists everywhere. Keep pushing for the truth and asking important questions.

Special thanks to my project advisers Jill Martin and Matt Waite for their assistance in pulling this together. Additional thanks to Grace Gorenflo, Becca Holladay, Zach Wendling, and Jolie Peal, editors at The Daily Nebraskan.

Copyright Elizabeth Seline 2021.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s independent, student-run publication, The Daily Nebraskan, hires new editors every year who often have no prior editing experience. This guide is meant to help incoming editors for the news section learn about leading a section, checking a story for accuracy and grammar, and manage people their own age. This guide was created throughout my time as the senior news editor at The Daily Nebraskan and has been reviewed by professional journalists and 2020-21 editors at The Daily Nebrakan. Their assistance helped the guide become more thorough so the next generation of editors can be prepared.