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...

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...

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...

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.
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...

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: http://thinksji.org/threats-initiative/ti-white-paper/ Among the current threats to journalism...

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...

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...

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