Northwest Scholastic Press

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

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...

Sue Barr, legendary journalism teacher, generously shared teaching materials, lessons with others

Sue Barr, South Eugene H.S.

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

October 8, 2012

By Rob Melton Legendary publications adviser Sue Barr taught at South Eugene H.S. in Eugene, Oregon from 1980 until she retired in 2001 and led one of the state's powerhouse publications programs. Barr was considered one of the top high school journalism teachers in the United States. The  public...

Michael Forrester, from pioneering Oregon newspaper family, supports journalism education for decades

Michael Forrester

June 6, 2012

Michael A. Forrester, born into a pioneering Oregon newspaper family, became editor and publisher of the East Oregonian and The Capital Press. He has served on the Education Committee of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and has been an ardent supporter of scholastic journalism. He has twice...

Frank Ragulsky was versatile, dedicated scholastic journalism leader

Frank Ragulsky

June 6, 2012

MAY 26, 2009 Adios, Frank I'm headed to Corvallis this afternoon to join the Oregon State University community in saying goodbye and fare-thee-well to Frank Ragulsky, who's toiled selflessly but effectively as director of OSU Student Media for 28 years.Frank is one of those guys who's too good to be true -- v...

Annamae Livermore ’46 advised award-winning publications

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

May 16, 2012

By Rob Melton Annamae Livermore, a 1946 graduate of the School of Journalism and Communication at University of Oregon, was one of the grand dames of high school journalism in Oregon from the 1950's through the 1980's, and served as JEA State Director for Oregon for several decades. For many years, Anna...

Carla Harris brought journalism education to a generation of Oregon students

Carla Harris

Rob Melton

May 1, 2012

By Rob Melton Carla Harris began her journalism teaching career at McNary H.S. in Umatilla, Oregon where her husband -- a United Methodist minister -- was stationed. When the Harris family moved to Corvallis, Ore., she became a professor in the Department of Journalism at Oregon State University. She ...

Nancy Giuliani the Mother Teresa of Oregon scholastic journalism for decades

Nancy Giuliani

Rob Melton

April 30, 2012

By Rob Melton Nancy Giuliani taught and advised journalism in Oregon for many years and has been a long time member of both JEA and OJEA. Active in both organizations, Nancy served as Oregon’s JEA State Director, following Annamae Livermore, for decades and she similarly was active at OJEA conventions ...

Dr. Kennedy recognized for teaching excellence, passion for working with students

From right, Dr. Karla Kennedy, Roosevelt H.S. newspaper adviser Melody Hughes, Karol Gottfredson, and Roosevelt H.S. student journalist Maggie Glover attended the Oregon League of Minority Voters 2013 Liberty and Hope Awards Dinner. Roosevelt Senior High is the recipient of the OID Innovations in Diversity Grant. The school is in its second year of the printing of its newspaper and the students were awarded honors in the Student Media Olympics sponsored by NWSP.

April 29, 2012

A Miami native, Karla Kennedy graduated from the University of Miami in 1988 with a degree in Communication and joined the Miami-Dade County public schools as a language arts and journalism teacher. She taught a variety of subjects, including journalism, television production, language arts, drama...

Alyce Sheetz pursued, achieved excellence in high school journalism and encouraged others

Alyce Sheetz, OSP Executive Director 1969-1975. Her legacy includes the tradition of a big statewide fall high school press day for all journalism students.

by Mary Hartman

March 29, 2012

By Mary Hartman A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams, historian and philosopher and winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1919, had that to say about educators, and although Adams lived at a time when educating was largely the business of men, his word...

McIntire named 2012 Oregon Journalism Teacher of the Year

J.D. McIntire

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

March 23, 2012

By Rob Melton J.D. McIntire was named the 2012 Mary Hartman Oregon Journalism Teacher of the Year. The award honors McIntire's dedication and tireless support to educators across the state over many years. He was nominated for the award by former and current students, his principal, and fellow advis...