Northwest Scholastic Press

CTE Journalism teacher reports on new Common Career Technical Core released this week

Kristy Nyp, Journalism Teacher, Manhattan (Kansas) High School

June 28, 2012

Filed under ADVISERS, CTE, JEA, Uncategorized

Just last week I attended the National Career Clusters Institute where the Common Career Technical Core was released for the first time (see I believe I may have been the only journalism teacher among the 800+ in attendance; I never found anyone el...

Speakers, judges critique leaders sought for San Antonio national convention

June 27, 2012

Filed under JEA, NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, Uncategorized

Coming to San Antonio in November for the JEA/NSPA Fall 2012 convention? Lend your wisdom to publication staffs by offering to critique newspapers or yearbooks! If you are a speaker at the convention and you plan to critique as well, sign up by filling out the form here:

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

June 27, 2012


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 Second...

Social media and technology now fixtures of youth culture

June 25, 2012

Filed under SOCIAL MEDIA, Uncategorized

Social network sites, online games, video-sharing sites, and gadgets such as iPods and mobile phones are now fixtures of youth culture. They have so permeated young lives that it is hard to believe that less than a decade ago these technologies barely existed. Today’s youth may be coming of age and...

Why we highly recommend School Newspapers Online for scholastic journalism programs

June 25, 2012


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...

2012 JEA Advisers Institute offers training, networking July 9-12 in Las Vegas

June 24, 2012

Filed under ADVISERS, JEA, Uncategorized

  Prepare for the exciting reincarnation of JEA’s Advisers Institute, bringing journalism teachers from across the country together for a week of adviser-specific training and networking. DATES The 2012 JEA Advisers Institute runs Monday, July 9 – Thursday, July 12. Monday’s event...

Oregon scholastic journalism like Oregon weather: Unpredictable, crazy, fun and full of surprises

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

June 22, 2012

Filed under NW PERSPECTIVE, Uncategorized

By Rob Melton | June 22, 2012 | It's summer and it's cloudy and rainy outside. Seemed like the perfect time for things I've been meaning to get around to doing, such as looking for my JEA Carl Towley Award speech, partly out of curiousity and partly because JEA is now posting the speeches with their list ...

July 2 deadline approaching fast to nominate for JEA awards to be presented at San Antonio convention

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

June 21, 2012

Filed under JEA, Uncategorized

It's time to quickly think about who would be good candidates for Journalism Education Association's awards, and to nominate them by filling out the nomination form, writing a letter of support and sending it to JEA so it's received by July 2.  — Do you have a principal or superintendent who has...

Journalism education cannot teach its way to future

June 15, 2012

Filed under ADVISERS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

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...

Journalism education faces critical turning point

June 15, 2012

Filed under ADVISERS, Uncategorized