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After college, Andy Norman found himself at alternative newsweeklies covering the stories mainstream newspapers were avoiding. This sometimes included indie and underground music scenes. “The daily newspapers in almost every single city do not really cover what happens at concert venues and clubs," Norman says. "They’re focused on big arena concerts that never interested me.”
As a music lover and band member himself at the time, Norman covered Omaha, Nebraska's music scene, went to graduate school, and through his master's project, focused in on the lack of coverage for music he liked. In 2011, Norman and his wife Angie founded Hear Nebraska to help the state's musicians be heard through through journalism, events and education. In 2018, Norman co-founded a new nonprofit called Rabble Mill, which aims to give youth the skills they need to play music, make content and improve their local communities through art and journalism.
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