Northwest Scholastic Press

Journalism: A Love Story

Journalism: A Love Story

Nora Ephron

June 18, 2013


Filed under ADVISERS, SPOTLIGHT, Uncategorized

An excerpt from “I Remember Nothing” I worked on the school newspaper in high school and college,  and a week before graduating from Wellesley in 1962 I found a  job in New York City… I arrived for my tryout (at the New York Post) expecting the  city room to look different from the way ...

The Best Journalism Teacher I Ever Had

The Best Journalism Teacher I Ever Had

Nora Ephron

June 18, 2013


Filed under ADVISERS, NW PERSPECTIVE, Uncategorized

The best teacher I ever had was named Charles Simms, and he taught journalism at Beverly Hills High School in 1956 and 1957. He was young, cute in an owlist way — crew cut, glasses, etc. — and was a gymnast in the 1956 Olympics. He was also the first person any of us knew who had stereo earphones,...

Applications due June 22 for NWSP High School Journalism Institute

Applications due June 22 for NWSP High School Journalism Institute

June 11, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized, WORKSHOPS

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and Northwest Scholastic Press Association are hosting a High School Journalism Institute at the Turnbull Center in downtown Portland. The Institute is a FREE three‐week intensive program that gives high school journalism students the oppor...

2013 Student Media Olympics winners announced

2013 Student Media Olympics winners announced

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

June 10, 2013


Filed under SPOTLIGHT, STUDENT MEDIA OLYMPICS, Uncategorized

Students from throughout Oregon entered their best work to the 2013 Student Media Olympics rating competition,  submitting 470 entries in 27 different competition categories and four media categories. This year, entries were received from newspaper, magazine, website, and podcast media. Schools can submit t...

Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public Secondary Schools)

Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public Secondary Schools)

June 7, 2013


Filed under OREGON STUDENT FREE EXPRESSION LAW, TOP STORIES, Uncategorized

Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public Secondary Schools) Citation: Ore. Rev. Stat. sec. 336.477 (2007) July 1, 2007 Summary: In addition to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, states can provide additional free speech protection their own citizens by enacting state laws or...

Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public College and Universities)

June 7, 2013


Filed under OREGON STUDENT FREE EXPRESSION LAW, Uncategorized

Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public College and Universities) Citation: Ore. Rev. Stat. sec. 351.649 (2007) July 1, 2007 Summary: In addition to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, states can provide additional free speech protection their own citizens by enacting state laws...

How to Tell a Story

How to Tell a Story

Mark Twain a.k.a. Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), Writer and Humorist

June 5, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized, WRITING

I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years. There are several kinds of stories, but only one difficult kind--the humorous. I will talk...

Get up to speed fast with online stylebook and staff manual

Get up to speed fast with online stylebook and staff manual

June 4, 2013


Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING

<strong>By Rob Melton</strong> The online News Writer's Handbook serves up publications rules and guidelines for news writers, editors, photographers and designers. It's also a great teaching tool for new staff members to get up to speed. Best of all, it's free. Teachers and students have permiss...