Northwest Scholastic Press

Mob reporting at major school events results in outstanding live coverage, application of social media

September 26, 2012

By Rob Melton Last week journalism teacher Tom Gayda's North Central Publications students (70 of them!) participated in their own reporting mob at their homecoming game. He got the idea after someone...

How to develop practical strategies for overcoming writing obstacles

August 23, 2012

In Roy Peter Clark's new book, “Help! For Writers” — with its new mobile app — he came up with something quite different to help writers overcome the obstacles they face: Getting Started; Getting...

Pre-reporting: 6 questions journalists should be able to answer before pitching a story

August 23, 2012

Editor's Note: We love and highly recommend the Poynter Institute's blog poynter.org. For decades, they have been on the forefront of research and thinking using their flagship newspaper The St. Petersburg...

Plan a makeover of your ‘What I did during summer vacation’ back-to-school feature before you leave

Plan a makeover of your 'What I did during summer vacation' back-to-school feature before you leave
July 9, 2012

Editor's Note: Every scholastic journalism program has done it: The Summer Vacation story. This year, turn that idea on its head. Let the students who stayed in town explain real life to those who were...

JEA teachers share ideas for Sports Literature class

July 3, 2012

Recently, retired Michigan journalism teacher Gloria Olman asked members of the JEA Listserv for ideas for a sports literature class a friend of hers will teach next year. As usual, teachers responded...

5 Lessons From The Oregon Daily Emerald’s Digital Reinvention

June 4, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Editor-in-Chief of The Emerald next year is adviser Catherine Hampton's former EIC at Marshfield High School. "I am so proud of him and absolutely amazed at what he is doing," she told...

2012 Jostens Student Photo Contest Winners

May 7, 2012

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Elizabeth Yee, Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ [Lisa Baker, adviser]. This photo and almost 90 other winning images are displayed in a flipbook of the 2012 Jostens Photo Contest...

How to persuade others to your point of view

How to persuade others to your point of view
Express yourself and influence others to make the world a better place for all people. That's the goal of all good opinion writing.
March 19, 2012

By Rob Melton Express yourself and influence others to make the world a better place for all people. That's the goal of all good opinion writing. Expressing your opinion and changing others’ opinions...

Check out our sister web site for the latest curriculum materials

January 30, 2012

Every week we scour the web for the latest and most interesting material for use in scholastic journalism classrooms. Then we post it in our NWSP Lesson Library  just for you. There is a lot of good...

The role of writing in yearbooks, and lessons on how to do it well throughout the year

January 21, 2012

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...

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