Northwest Scholastic Press

Navigate your way to great stories and photos with story planners

Navigate your way to great stories and photos with story planners

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

March 26, 2014


Filed under BOOKS, BOOKSHELF, LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING, YEARBOOK

By Rob Melton It's all about the story, whether in words or photos. The trick is learning how to plan, gather and structure a story for your newspaper, yearbook, website or newscast. The purpose of the new Story Navigator planner forms is to lay everything on the table where you can work with it...

Advertising A-Z: A practical guide for high school publications

Advertising A-Z: A practical guide for high school publications

March 22, 2014


Filed under ADVERTISING, HANDOUTS, LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

By Rob Melton Advertising A-Z: A practial guide for high school publications, created by Oregon advisers Rob Melton and Sunny Stautz, includes everything you need -- all the forms to start your own advertising and business departments, plus a handy how-to-do-it guide with plenty of tips. Sunny r...

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


Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, Uncategorized, WRITING, YEARBOOK

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...

Elimination of programs poses threat to scholastic journalism, and what you can do to stop it today

November 22, 2011


Filed under ADVISERS, CTE, LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, MENTOR TRAINING, NEWS, NEWSPAPER, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

Scholastic Journalism Institute White Paper on Threats to Scholastic Journalism Programs Click here: http://thinksji.org/threats-initiative/ti-white-paper/ Among the current threats to journalism in the schools—censorship, lack of advanced academic credit, pressure from high stakes testing—the...

Why conventions matter, and why NASSP approves of national conventions

November 21, 2011


Filed under ADVISERS, CONFERENCES, FALL PRESS DAY, JEA, JOURNALISM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MEMBERSHIP, NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, NEWSPAPER, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

WHY CONVENTIONS MATTER A quick resource in support of national journalism conventions and their impact on teachers, students Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) conventions serve the educational program by providing opportunities beyond those available...

The story behind the photo that went viral from Occupy Portland

November 18, 2011


Filed under NEWSPAPER, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

A police officer deployed pepper spray at Southwest Yamhill Street, between the JP Morgan Chase bank and Pioneer Courthouse Square. The photo was taken from the southeast corner of the square, looking toward the intersection of 6th and Yamhill after a day of marching through downtown Portland,...

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