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Marcella Mercer

Lincoln, NE
Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  general assignment, features, narrative, nebraska

Writer. Bylines in Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald. Genuinely interested in how your day's been. All hate mail and noodle recipes go to @ohmayagosh

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Marcella Mercer is a journalist who has reported for the Norfolk Daily News, the Lincoln Journal Star and The Omaha World-Herald. She embraces the role of storyteller and thrives writing about people who rarely get to make their voices heard. She is currently a reporting intern at The Omaha-World...

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@mercer_marcella — 165 followers, 210 tweets

Was waiting for some magical moment to share this, then it won first place in the Hearst Feature Writing Competition. I am incredibly grateful and definitely a little emotional. Link to "Fathers and Sons," my story from Uganda:
@xavsancho Hi, of course! It won’t let me DM you right now, but let me know if there’s another way to contact you, thanks!
RT @spj_tweets: .@mercer_marcella, from @UNLincoln, is a #MarkofExcellence national winner in feature writing for her story “A mom…
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Click-clacked away on a teal beauty at my grandparent's house growing up.

How is social media changing news?

While it offers enormous benefits, such as greater readership and connection, the fundamentals of good reporting and writing remain the same.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

The latest AP Stylebook, my iPhone, an eye for detail, a Ford Focus and a lot of caffeine.


Hearst Journalism Award

2017 - Features Writing
6th Place for "A Mom for All Ages"

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2016 - Features Writing, Large School Category
National winner of SPJ's Mark of Excellence Award in the category for schools with 10,000+ students for "Whiteclay, caring for kids with fetal alcohol disorders."