Northwest Scholastic Press

2018 Fall Media Day

Start the 2018-2019 production cycle off right by joining Northwest Scholastic Press and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Eugene for Fall Media Day. 












We’ve rebranded! Fall Press Day is now Fall Media Day. This change reflects our dedication to acknowledge all forms of communication, outside of the press.

Our name isn’t the only update Media Day received – we’ve also added a fourth session of workshops for all participants, giving students and advisers even more opportunities to learn from industry professionals and professors at 2:00 pm. There is no longer a closing keynote speaker.

Hillsboro native and SOJC alumna, Alexa Tieu, joins us as the keynote speaker this year. Tieu is a sports producer for FOX Sports Arizona and has been working for the company since August of 2013. Prior to Arizona, she worked in sports broadcasting in Idaho, Texas, and Oregon. 

Registration is open for all middle and high school students.


7:30-8:45 AM – Registration/Trade show exhibit

9:00-9:50 AM – Opening Keynote, Alexa Tieu

10:00-10:50 AM – Workshop Session I

11:00-11:50 AM – Workshop Session II

12:00-12:50 PM – Lunch

1:00-1:50 PM – Workshop Session III

2:00-2:50 PM – Workshop Session IV

3:00-3:30 PM – Awards



Students: $25 each/ $40 each without NWSP membership

Advisers: $40 each/ $45 each without NWSP membership

Registration Form:

Registration deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018



Northwest Scholastic Press (NWSP) and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication offer to help cover bus and substitute teacher fees for programs in need.

Bus reimbursement: We’re offering to help cover bus fees for schools with low-income students who would not normally attend Fall Media Day due to the cost — up to $300 per school.
Note: Depending on the number of students you bring with you, we may ask you to share a bus with a neighboring school to and from Eugene.

Substitute reimbursement: We’re offering to cover substitute teacher fees for advisers who need assistance paying for a substitute — up to $200 per school.

Note: All applicants must be NWSP members.

Application deadline October 5



Improve your publication’s typography in InDesign by attending our training at Fall Media Day.
One adviser and three students can attend per publication until we reach our capacity of 30.

This course will provide tips on getting more professional looking typography in your student publications. Topics include how to select the perfect fonts, improving the typesetting of body text, and how to make your display type look more professional. Attendees must bring a laptop computer with a copy of Adobe InDesign.

Trainer Bio: Steven Asbury, an award-winning newspaper designer and instructor at the University of Oregon, is leading the training. According to Steven’s website, his portfolio includes branding, advertising campaigns, website, interior, and other design projects for businesses across the country. He’s taught the newspaper design workshop at Fall Media Day for the past three years.

Note: All applicants must be NWSP members.

Sign up here



The best of show contest is for current publications, broadcast, and online web staffs. Middle and high school publications will have their own categories. Contest materials will be brought to and judged at Fall Media Day, and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony.

Judges will look at overall content, technical difficulty, and appearance. Awards will be given for first through third place.

Yearbook – Bring a copy of your yearbook. Yearbooks will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals, and layout.
Newspaper – Bring a copy of your best publication from the last 12 months. Newspapers will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.
Magazine – Bring a copy of your best publication from the last 12 months. Magazines will be judged on coverage, writing, visuals and layout.
Website – List the website URL on this form. Make sure it’s up to date and consistently updated.
Newscast – Bring a copy of your best newscast from the last 12 months on a DVD or flash drive in .MOV format. Entries will be judged by broadcast journalism standards.

Contest registration deadline: October 19

We aren’t offering on site Write-Off competitions anymore because we’d like for students to get the full experience out of Fall Media Day. Missing out on the first hour of great sessions is no fun.


Fall Media Day is Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7:30 AM-3:00 PM on the University of Oregon’s campus.

Interested in sharing your expertise in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, photography, layout and design, communication law, First Amendment, new media or any subject you think might be imperative for young journalists? There are four available time-slots to present: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Each session runs for 50 minutes. Lunch is provided for all speakers and presenters!

You can sign up here: 

Deadline: October 5



The exhibitor/advertising contract for Fall Press Day is now available here.

We’re offering bundled prices for an exhibit space and ad again:

  • An exhibit space with full-page ad: $305.
  • An exhibit space with half-page ad: $235.

Each exhibitor will receive one six-foot draped table and two chairs (an additional table may be requested). Space will be assigned on a rotation basis based on location at previous events and number of years exhibiting with NWSP.

*Exhibit space and program advertisements are also available separately, see form for prices*

Deadline: October 5

Exhibit area hours:

7:00 AM – Exhibitor setup

7:30 AM – Exhibits/Registration

12 PM – Adviser lunch

1:00 PM – Exhibit tear down



Contact: Anthony Whitten, Executive Director, at [email protected]


Simone Myers, Program Assistant, at [email protected]

2018 Fall Media Day