He started his journalism career by joining the Daily Nebraskan as a reporter his freshman year. While he was a writer,he covered crime on UNL’s campus and in Lincoln and covered Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature during the 2013 90-day session. In addition to writing,he worked on the copy desk,managed the paper’s social media and was the projects editor during the spring 2014 semester. In the fall,he will manage the paper’s breaking news desk as the online news editor,as the paper shifts from a print focus to online.
If a month has the letter “r” in it,Daniel is completing on UNL’s speech and debate team. He speaking forte is in limited preparation and public address events. During his speaking tenure,UNL won three Big Ten Conference championships,won three consecutive team championships at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association tournament and consistently placed in the top 10 in the nation at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament.
His favorite speech event,extemporaneous speaking,is tied to journalism. Speakers are given 30 minutes to prepare and give a 7-minute speech answering a question based on current events. He regularly judges high school speech tournaments in the Lincoln and Omaha area,and sometimes helps students revise their orations.
When Daniel isn’t in a newsroom,class or practicing speech,he can usually be found lurking in a coffee shop,listening to obscure indie music and drinking a café au lait.
After graduation,Daniel plans to continue to develop his data and investigative journalism skills.