Northwest Scholastic Press

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...

How to develop practical strategies for overcoming writing obstacles

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

August 23, 2012


In Roy Peter Clark's new book, “Help! For Writers” — with its new mobile app — he came up with something quite different to help writers overcome the obstacles they face: Getting Started; Getting Your Act Together; Finding Focus; Looking for Language; Building a Draft; Assessing Your Progres...

Pre-reporting: 6 questions journalists should be able to answer before pitching a story

August 23, 2012

Filed under ADVISERS, LIBRARY, SPOTLIGHT, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: We love and highly recommend the Poynter Institute's blog For decades, they have been on the forefront of research and thinking using their flagship newspaper The St. Petersburg Times. They pioneered EyeTrack research to test theories about design, and pioneered narrative journali...

Dan Brown debates Brian Brown in YouTube video about his remarks at national high school journalism convention in Seattle

August 23, 2012

Filed under JEA, Uncategorized

Yesterday, The New York Times published an article about a debate that was staged for YouTube between the keynote speaker of the national high school journalism convention in Seattle who attacked the Bible as the root of much anti-gay bullying,  and originator of "It Gets Better" and the president of ...

Washington Appeals Court affirms trial court’s dismissal in high school newspaper oral sex story case

©2012 Student Press Law Center

August 8, 2012

Filed under STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

August 8, 2012 WASHINGTON – Four former students suing a Washington school district for an article in the student newspaper that quoted their views on oral sex were denied their request for a new trial Wednesday by the state’s Court of Appeals.The students sued after the Emerald Ridge High Scho...

Future of newspapers for those with skill, interest in serving local community

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

August 8, 2012

Filed under NEWSPAPER, NW PERSPECTIVE, Uncategorized

While Willamette Week's reporting of the end of The Oregonian in it's article "Stop the Presses"may be premature, it is a good excuse to discuss how corporate media tried to change and profit from a new model of newspaper management that has ultimately failed. And like the Phoenix rising from the...

2012 Alice Sheetz Oregon High School Journalist Of the Year scholarship winners announced

August 1, 2012

Filed under SCHOLARSHIPS, Uncategorized

March 21, 2012 | Olivia Moore, a senior at Lakeridge High School, was named the 2012 Oregon High School Journalist of the Year. Moore is now a candidate for the National High School Journalist of the Year sponsored by the Journalism Education Association. The winner of the national award will be name...