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First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

March 19, 2014

By Rob Melton The reason for integrating newspapers into the curriculum is to acquaint students with various types of expository texts. These lessons help students analyze historical documents and synthesize them with issues involving the First Amendment. View First Things First or download it in P...

About Oregon JEA

March 13, 2014

The Oregon Journalism Education Association is an organization whose primary goal is to support journalism teachers and publications advisers throughout the state. Regular membership is open to advisers and instructors at both public and private secondary schools, community colleges or schools and...

Apply online for Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes by March 1

Apply online for Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes by March 1

February 21, 2014

Apply online by March 1 for the Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes. The two-week, all-expense-paid Institutes combine in-depth instruction on journalism skills and hands-on experience. Instructors include DJNF Teachers of the Year Aaron Manfull, 2011; Karl Grubaugh, 2008; Alan Weintraut, 2006;...

JEA Mentors to lead new adviser sessions at this year’s Fall Press Day

JEA Mentors to lead new adviser sessions at this year's Fall Press Day

Rob Melton and Bill Flechtner

October 7, 2013

Bill Flechtner w, two of Oregon's three trained JEA Mentors, will present sessions for new advisers at Fall Press Day. Patty Turley is another trained mentor from Oregon. The JEA Mentor program is funded through grants from the Northwest Scholastic Press, the Oregon Journalism Education Association...

Catherine Hampton learned first-hand about the newspaper business at Coos Bay World

Catherine Hampton

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

October 1, 2013

Catherine Hampton was elected President of the state's journalism adviser organization, Oregon Journalism Education Association, in 2013 for a three-year term. She teaches journalism at Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Ore. The publication she advises, The Marshfield Times, was named a 2013 Pacemaker...

Journalism: A Love Story

Nora Ephron 1941-2012

Nora Ephron

June 18, 2013

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

Nora Ephron 1941-2012

Nora Ephron

June 18, 2013

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,...

2012 NWSP letter to Bronco Blaze Staff…

November 10, 2012

Dear Bronco Blaze staff: Thank you for your recent questions regarding Oregon's Student Free Expression Law. I have been following events at your school closely. I was also the one to post the stories on the Northwest Scholastic Press blog (nwpress.org). In the process of doing that, I have also con...

If you attended Fall Press Day 2012 at UO, take our short survey to help us improve next year’s event

November 1, 2012

If you attended NWSP's Fall Press Day 2012, please take this short survey and tell us about your experience. Northwest Scholastic Press will use this information to evaluate and improve next year's Fall Press Day. Click on the link to start the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V2938X8...

The importance of honoring those in scholastic journalism we respect and revere

The importance of honoring those in scholastic journalism we respect and revere

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

October 10, 2012

By Rob Melton Just click on the submenu "NW Hall of Fame" above and you'll see a list of Oregon advisers and students who have been recognized for their work. Notice anything? It's kind of a short list, at least on the national front. Any success we have is thanks to others who have helped us along th...

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