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John Schreier

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Council Bluffs, IA/Omaha, NE
Opinion Editor — Lincoln Journal Star
Covers:  rural affairs, history, regional news, longform, features, profiles, sports, general news

Opinion editor, @JournalStarNews. Author. Sixth-generation Nebraskan. IWCC adjunct. #UNL graduate. Runner. Fan of First Amendment, sports, history, outdoors.

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Biography

Managing editor at The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Sports reporter by training, online editor by real-world experience and top newsroom editor by day.

Award-winning journalist in two states. Let me tell a story -- whether with words, photos and videos -- and make my day.

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@JohnSchreierLJS — 725 followers, 6,960 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

@jburkhardt26 Haha -- we probably wouldn't have needed to be graded on a curve then, since we all would have aced it.

Nov 20, 2017

@jburkhardt26 A teacher once limited the fonts we could use, but she left Courier New on that list. We all took advantage of that.

Nov 20, 2017

@jburkhardt26 I feel like the people who draft formal copies of bills were all the kid who's trying to connive an extra page to meet the limit in high school.

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What does it mean to be a journalist?

At the heart of it all, we're storytellers. But we're held to a higher standard -- something I cherish about our role in society.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I want to tell stories that no one has told before. In this area, I tend to find those come from rural areas so often overlooked by media.

Why did you become a journalist?

I've always had a passion for telling people's stories. This profession is far better for it than my days as a junior high novelist wannabe.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Jay P. Wagner Prize for Young Journalists

2017
Presented annually to three Iowa journalists 30 or younger.

Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors

2017 - Sports enterprise
First place