The importance of honoring those in scholastic journalism we respect and revere

The importance of honoring those in scholastic journalism we respect and revere

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
October 10, 2012
Filed under ADVISERS, CONTESTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

By Rob Melton Just click on the submenu "NW Hall of Fame" above and you'll see a list of Oregon advisers and students who have been recognized for their work. Notice anything? It's kind of a short list, at least on the national front. Any success we have is thanks to others who have helped us along t...

42 tips, tricks, exercises from the pros on how to write a memorable narrative for your publication

42 tips, tricks, exercises from the pros on how to write a memorable narrative for your publication

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
October 2, 2012
Filed under ADVISERS, HELP!, LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING

By Rob Melton Narrative is structured in the same way whether it is fiction or nonfiction. It uses all the devices of the narrative. Training young journalists in the art of reporting and interviewing for the kinds of details and perspectives needed for nonfiction narrative can be effectively devel...

Follow these simple techniques to write the perfect caption every time to intrigue, inform readers

Follow these simple techniques to write the perfect caption every time to intrigue, inform readers

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
September 30, 2012
Filed under ADVISERS, HANDOUTS, HELP!, LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING

By Rob Melton Notice what you just did? You looked at the featured photo, then you looked under the photo  for the words to help you understand what you just viewed. Then you looked back at the photo to fully appreciate what you know now that you didn't know just a few seconds before that. ...

Mob reporting at major school events results in outstanding live coverage, application of social media

September 26, 2012
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By Rob Melton Last week journalism teacher Tom Gayda's North Central Publications students (70 of them!) participated in their own reporting mob at their homecoming game. He got the idea after someone posted something on the listserv last spring. His journalism students worked in groups and cover...

Advisers welcomed back with swag, door prizes, food by NWSP and UO SOJC at UO Turnbull Center in Portland

Karla Kennedy, NWSP Executive Director
August 23, 2012
Filed under ADVISERS, EVENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Scholastic journalism advisers and friends gathered at the Portland UO Turnbull Center Wednesday evening to kick off the new year at a party hosted by Northwest Scholastic Press and the UO School of Journalism and Communication. Advisers filled their bags with classroom swag including 45 words buttons...

Plan a makeover of your ‘What I did during summer vacation’ back-to-school feature before you leave

Plan a makeover of your ‘What I did during summer vacation’ back-to-school feature before you leave

July 9, 2012
Filed under IDEA FILE, LIBRARY, SPOTLIGHT, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING

Editor's Note: Every scholastic journalism program has done it: The Summer Vacation story. This year, turn that idea on its head. Let the students who stayed in town explain real life to those who were white water rafting, in London for the Olympics, or other exciting adventure vacations. Willamette Week...

Dow Jones News Fund extends deadline for Teacher of the year applications; announces classroom subscription contest

June 27, 2012
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Two important announcements from the Dow Jones News Fund were made today, according to Deputy Director Linda Schockley. First, they have extended the postmark deadline for 2012 Teacher of the Year applications to Friday, July 6. The form is online at https://www.newsfund.org/uploads/2012TOYFormweb.pdf Second...

Why we highly recommend School Newspapers Online for scholastic journalism programs

June 25, 2012
Filed under ADVISERS, SPOTLIGHT, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WEB

We've been using School Newspapers Online here at NW Scholastic Press for over a year now. Started by a journalism teacher and a software trainer and project manager/product manager, they've anticipated almost everything you will need, making it easy to get started and easy to quickly develop a strong, j...

Journalism education cannot teach its way to future

June 15, 2012
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by Howard Finberg | Published June 15, 2012 8:56 am | As we think about the changes whipping through the media industry, there is a nearby storm about to strike journalism education. The future of journalism education will be a very different and difficult future, a future that is full of inno...

How to persuade others to your point of view

How to persuade others to your point of view

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 19, 2012
Filed under ADVISERS, LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, NEWSPAPER, SPOTLIGHT, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING

By Rob Melton Express yourself and influence others to make the world a better place for all people. That's the goal of all good opinion writing. Expressing your opinion and changing others’ opinions are two different things. In opinion writing, we are more effective if, in the process of shari...

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