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

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 ( In the process of doing that, I have also con...

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, at least on the national front, isn't it? It's time to start nominating (and writing letters, tribute...

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 ...

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 Award speech, partly out of curiousity and partly because JEA is now posting the speeches with their list ...

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 make negative assumptions about each other. 4. Help each other win and take pride in each other’s ...

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 Northwest Scholastic Press as its new executive director in addition to her responsibilities as the...

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 a Legacy Book because it is literally what individual staff members believe is the secret to being ...