IT’S A NEW DAY! Fall Press Day set for Saturday Oct. 24 at UO in Eugene


The Northwest Scholastic Press Association and the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication invite middle and high school journalists to Fall Press Day, a day of workshops, contests and panels on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at the Erb Memorial Union on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon.

NWSP recently mailed the FPD flyer to schools across the state and will add the 2015 FPD Registration and NWSP Membership Forma. More information will arrive next month.

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3047f13This year’s keynote speaker will be Martin G. Reynolds, senior editor for community engagement, for the Bay Area News Group/Digital First Media. Reynolds recently spoke at the Minorities And Communication Division luncheon at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

According to a press release written by Francis Ward-Johnson Reynolds on the AEJMC website, Reynolds is a former editor, managing editor and reporter for the Oakland Tribune. He began his career at the Tribune as an intern in 1995, and covered everything from homicides to economic development to quilting.

Among his many awards, Reynolds was named Innovator of the Year for 2012 in Digital First Media newsrooms for co-founding Oakland Voices, the Tribune’s ground-breaking community storytelling project, and Oakland Effect, the Tribune’s violence reporting fellowship that focuses on the impacts of trauma on the community. Oakland Voices has graduated more than 20 correspondents and published more than 200 stories online and in print.

He has also overseen the implementation of a student news bureau program with San Francisco State University and the University of California-Berkeley. Reynolds has also brokered the creation of a media access center at the West Oakland branch of the public library. The center is part of the Tribune’s effort to approach community journalism in a new way, and to help make ethnic media and other media accessible to the public.

Reynolds has spearheaded numerous other innovative projects in the community, including serving as lead editor of the Chauncey Bailey Project, a media coalition continuing the work of slain Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey.

Fall Press Day Schedule
October 24, 2015
ERB Memorial Union & SOJC
University of Oregon, Eugene
7:30–3:00 — Registration in EMU Ballroom Lobby, second floor up the staircase

For more information, please contact:

Karla Kennedy Ph.D, Executive Director
Northwest Scholastic Press Association
Phone 503-412-3664
Email [email protected]