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 posted something on the listserv last spring. His journalism students worked in groups and cover...

Future of newspapers for those with skill, interest in serving local community

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

August 8, 2012

While Willamette Week's reporting of the end of The Oregonian in it's article "Stop the Presses"may be premature, it is a good excuse to discuss how corporate media tried to change and profit from a new model of newspaper management that has ultimately failed. And like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, local weekly newspapers are making the ...

BACK TO SCHOOL ON TRI-MET thanks to Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

July 11, 2012

Editor's Note: Portland Metro area students who depend on the region's bus system to get to the school of their choice have a hard-hitting advocate in Portland Mayor Sam Adams. In our continuing search for back-to-school stories -- most likely on your new WordPress blog, as school budgets are cut ac...

How to persuade others to your point of view

How to persuade others to your point of view

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

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 are two different things. In opinion writing, we are more effective if, in the process of shari...

Elimination of programs poses threat to scholastic journalism, and what you can do to stop it today

November 22, 2011

Scholastic Journalism Institute White Paper on Threats to Scholastic Journalism Programs Click here: Among the current threats to journalism in the schools—censorship, lack of advanced academic credit, pressure from high stakes testing—the...

Why conventions matter, and why NASSP approves of national conventions

November 21, 2011

WHY CONVENTIONS MATTER A quick resource in support of national journalism conventions and their impact on teachers, students Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) conventions serve the educational program by providing opportunities beyond those available...

The story behind the photo that went viral from Occupy Portland

November 18, 2011

A police officer deployed pepper spray at Southwest Yamhill Street, between the JP Morgan Chase bank and Pioneer Courthouse Square. The photo was taken from the southeast corner of the square, looking toward the intersection of 6th and Yamhill after a day of marching through downtown Portland,...