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Orange hush: OSU student media adviser says university tried to quash her quest for public records

December 30, 2014

Orange hush: OSU student media adviser says university tried to quash her quest for public records.

Nora Ephron 1941-2012

The Best Journalism Teacher I Ever Had

Though she was most famous for her films and books, Nora Ephron, who died at 71 in 2012, actually started her career as a journalist in high school in Beverly Hills. Ephron graduated from Wellesley College before beginning her career as a journalist at the New York Post. She then went on to write about the 1970s women's movement for Esquire.
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...

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...

It’s time to recognize our best, brightest from Oregon at local, state, national level

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,...

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...

Oregon scholastic journalism like Oregon weather: Unpredictable, crazy, fun and full of surprises

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor June 22, 2012

By Rob Melton | June 22, 2012 | It's summer and it's cloudy and rainy outside. Seemed like the perfect time for things I've been meaning to get around to doing, such as looking for my JEA Carl Towley...

11 Commandments for an enthusiastic and ground-breaking team!

April 5, 2012

11 COMMANDMENTS FOR AN ENTHUSIASTIC TEAM! 1. Help each other be right — not wrong. 2. Look for ways to make new ideas work — not for reasons they won’t. 3. If in doubt — check it out! Don’t...

Dr. Karla Kennedy named executive director of Northwest Scholastic Press

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor March 18, 2012

Oregon's scholastic press association returns to the UO School of Journalism headed up by the newest duck on the block, Dr. Karla D. Kennedy. A journalism teacher's teacher, Kennedy is delighted to join...

Capturing the secret to your success: Staff Legacy Book required reading, writing assignment for editors and staff

Rob Melton January 19, 2012

By Rob Melton Final exams are around the corner, and a final exam in a media class can include a reflective essay that offers advice to a future staff member. For lack of a better term, I've called this...

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