Northwest Scholastic Press

Charles T. Duncan taught journalists to be tough, fair

Charles T. Duncan taught journalists to be tough, fair

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

October 30, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized, WHO'S WHO IN OREGON SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM

To call Charles Duncan's 55 years of work simply a career does not speak to the insight and humor with which he approached it. For Duncan, the practice of journalism and the education of future journalists was a life's work—one that included working as a newspaper reporter, an author and columnist,...

Write-Offs winners announced at Fall Press Day

October 30, 2012


Filed under FALL PRESS DAY, Uncategorized

17 students won awards at the NWSP 2012 Press Day Write-offs. Each entry is rated against a standard of excellence and receives a rating of Superior, Excellent, Honorable Mention, or no award. Here are the winners: Fall Press Day 2012 Writes-­Offs Winners Opinion Category: Superior: Bridget Ga...

Thank you for participating in Fall Press Day at UO

October 30, 2012


Filed under FALL PRESS DAY, Uncategorized

I want to personally thank all of you for your participation in the Fall Press Day Write‐Offs and Best of Show contests. The judges really enjoyed reading and evaluating all of your hard work. Special thanks goes out to Kate Moore, Nerissa Ediza, and Rob Melton for organizing this event. Northwest...

Best Of Show Awards given to outstanding student media at Fall Press Day 2012

October 30, 2012


Filed under BEST OF SHOW, FALL PRESS DAY, Uncategorized

Awards were given to this year's outstanding Oregon student media. the 27th annual Best of Show competition at Fall Press Day sponsored by Northwest Scholastic Press. This year's judging was conducted by UO students majoring in journalism in the School of Journalism and Communication. Judges were...

The SPLC news story: Oregon high school students ask school to return confiscated papers

October 25, 2012


Filed under OREGON STUDENT FREE EXPRESSION LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

October 23, 2012 © 2012 Student Press Law Center, Reprinted With Permission OREGON — A Portland high school’s newspaper is fighting to distribute copies of its first issue that were confiscated by administrators who didn’t like that the paper published a screenshot of a profane tweet. Edi...

Full Circle: From a student at Journalism Day to the director of Fall Press Day

Full Circle: From a student at Journalism Day to the director of Fall Press Day

Karla Kennedy, Executive Director

October 12, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

I did not want to go to Journalism Day because it was on a Saturday morning and I wanted to watch my boyfriend play in the Friday night football game. Ms. Danforth told us that going to Journalism Day would help us become better student journalists. We were feisty little sophomores and we were not...

Ellen Kersey is welcome addition to Oregon journalism community

Ellen Kersey is welcome addition to Oregon journalism community

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

October 11, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized, WHO'S WHO IN OREGON SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM

New Oregon journalism advisers have been fortunate to work with JEA Mentor Ellen Kersey, CJE. She was a journalism teacher at Camarillo High School in Camarillo, California, before retiring from teaching public high school and moving with her husband Earl, a retired Baptist pastor, to the Salem area...

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...

It’s time to recognize our best, brightest from Oregon at local, state, national level

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

October 10, 2012


Filed under NW PERSPECTIVE, 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, isn't it? It's time to start nominating (and writing letters, tribute...

Write great leads using these nine strategies to grab your reader’s attention

Write great leads using these nine strategies to grab your reader’s attention

Sue Barr

October 9, 2012


Filed under LIBRARY, SPOTLIGHT, TOP STORIES, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: This handout by former South Eugene H.S. journalism adviser Sue Barr is one of many that were shared with Oregon journalism teachers and at JEA conventions. The key to writing good copy lies in the first paragraph — the lead. It needs to capture your readers’ interest so they’ll ...