Northwest Scholastic Press

Quill & Scroll: Connecting Your Story to the Web

Tyson Braun, search engine specialist with EngineWorks, a Portland, Ore., search engine Internet marketing firm

January 30, 2012

Filed under QUILL & SCROLL, Uncategorized, WEB

By Tyson Braun The Internet is vast but can fit each of us. Our news can be precisely what we are interested in reading, and “The Office” is on when we’re ready to view it. A challenge for this made-for-consumers medium is the need to locate the information. Some day, literally every bit of i...

Check out our sister web site for the latest curriculum materials

Rob Melton

January 30, 2012


Every week we scour the web for the latest and most interesting material for use in scholastic journalism classrooms. Then we post it in our NWSP Lesson Library  just for you. There is a lot of good stuff out there on the web now, and we're out there searching so you don't have to. If you've found...

Quill & Scroll Writing and Photo Contest entries deadline Feb 6, open to members and non-members

January 30, 2012

Filed under CONTESTS, QUILL & SCROLL, Uncategorized

QUILL AND SCROLL INTERNATIONAL HONORARY SOCIETY PROGRAM DEADLINES WRITING AND PHOTO CONTEST entries should be postmarked no later than Feb. 6. Categories include news, sports, editorial, review, column, in-depth and feature writing; editorial cartoons, news feature and sports photography, and advertisemen...

Quill & Scroll $5,000 short essay contest entries due Sunday, Feb. 5

January 30, 2012

Filed under CONTESTS, QUILL & SCROLL, Uncategorized

WRITE AND WIN $5,000 to support education in your community! Now through Sunday, Feb. 5, the Olive Garden is asking first through 12th-grade writers in the U.S. and Canada to submit an essay of 50 to 250 words answering the question:  “If you were given $5,000 to support education in your local community,...

Quill & Scroll ‘Keep the Drive’ media contest focuses on stronger teen driving laws, deadline March 1

January 30, 2012

Filed under CONTESTS, QUILL & SCROLL, Uncategorized

KEEP THE DRIVE HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARDS entries should be submitted via its website by day’s end March 1. Student journalists may enter either the Print Category or Broadcast Category, but not both. Print Category submissions are articles written and published by students in high school news...

Sixth Circuit extends Hazelwood to colleges, universities

January 27, 2012

Filed under PRESS LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

January 27, 2012 Sixth Circuit extends Hazelwood to colleges, universities MICHIGAN - A federal appeals court on Friday extended the censorship-friendly Hazelwood student expression standard to public colleges and universities, while allowing a former counseling student's First Amendment lawsuit...

$1,000 scholarship for high school journalism senior deadline March 9

January 24, 2012

Filed under SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

The Oregon Newspaper Foundation will be selecting three journalism scholarship recipients of $1,000 each. One of the three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and the other two will go to college students currently in their freshman, sophomore or junior year. Deadline for the application...

The role of writing in yearbooks, and lessons on how to do it well throughout the year

Rob Melton, NWSP Executive Director

January 21, 2012


We've been busy adding more content to our new NW Scholastic Press wiki, and this week we're directing your attention to yearbook writing and storytelling lessons -- in handout form -- that are ready to copy and use with your staff. These process-oriented and hands-on yearbook activities and assignments focus on st...

Famous photographers pose with their most famous photos in new book

January 21, 2012

Filed under PHOTOJOURNALISM, Uncategorized

The Tank Man of Tienanmen Square. Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny Liston in victory. The portrait of the Afghan Girl on the cover of National Geographic. Many of us can automatically recall these photos in our heads, but far fewer can name the photographers who took them. Even fewer know what those ph...

So you want a type face but you don’t want to scroll through a bunch of fonts online…

January 19, 2012

Filed under NEWS, SPOTLIGHT, Uncategorized

So You Need A Typeface is a project by graphic designer Julian Hansen from Copenhagen, Denmark. It's an infographic dealing with the subject of choosing the right typeface for a project. It's better than browsing through the pages of FontBook, he says. It is loosely based on the top 50 fonts from FontBo...