Northwest Scholastic Press

I was a daily and weekly newspaper reporter, photographer and editor before becoming a journalism, photography and English teacher. (You can download my free journalism-related publications and curriculum on and I graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from University of Oregon. I manage the Northwest Scholastic Press website, serve on the NWSP board of directors as chair, and served as executive director in 2011-12. I am a past president and board member of Oregon Journalism Education Association. I also served on the Journalism Education Association Board of Directors as JEA's vice-president, and as the 1987 Portland convention chair.

Rob Melton, Editor

Jul 21, 2020
After 35 years of service to Oregon’s scholastic media, NWSP bites the dust (Story)
Jul 18, 2016
Award-winning Virginia high school journalism teacher named new NWSP director (Story)
Dec 17, 2015
Feature writing tips, tricks and hacks to write great nonfiction stories (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Oregon Journalism Teachers of the Year (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
Senior editor of Oakland Tribune to deliver Fall Press Day keynote (Story)
Aug 20, 2015
Start With Why (Story)
Aug 14, 2015
Download all Membership, interactive forms here (Story)
Aug 12, 2015
IT’S A NEW DAY! Fall Press Day set for Saturday Oct. 24 at UO in Eugene (Story)
Sep 26, 2014
Big changes announced for state, national Journalist Of Year scholarship submissions (Story)
Aug 31, 2014
Students learn about college at Fall Press Day (Story)
May 16, 2014
Mary Hartman’s energy, enthusiasm inspires journalism teachers (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Fun With Fonts (Story)
Mar 26, 2014
Navigate your way to great stories and photos with story planners (Story)
Mar 19, 2014
First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
April 9 is entry deadline for Student Media Ohh-lympics (Story)
Mar 14, 2014
Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students (Story)
Oct 11, 2013
National 2012 Journalism Teacher Of The Year Ellen Austin to keynote Fall Press Day (Story)
Oct 11, 2013
UO Associate Professor leads session on ‘Better Copy Editing and Headlines’ at Fall Press Day (Story)
Oct 11, 2013
Award-winning UO professor to lead session on cross cultural and cross language journalistic interview (Story)
Oct 07, 2013
JEA Mentors to lead new adviser sessions at this year’s Fall Press Day (Story)
Sep 12, 2013
Make your own free press passes with this one free website (Story)
Sep 09, 2013
See you at Fall Press Day on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Eugene! (Story)
Aug 08, 2013
A story well told about an inspiring teacher, his students, and his family (Story)
Jun 10, 2013
2013 Student Media Olympics winners announced (Story)
May 22, 2013
SNO FLEX gets our stamp of approval for new responsive design, photo display options, fresh design options, low cost and money-saving potential (Story)
Oct 30, 2012
Charles T. Duncan taught journalists to be tough, fair (Story)
Oct 11, 2012
Ellen Kersey is welcome addition to Oregon journalism community (Story)
Oct 10, 2012
It’s time to recognize our best, brightest from Oregon at local, state, national level (Story)
Oct 10, 2012
The importance of honoring those in scholastic journalism we respect and revere (Story)
Oct 08, 2012
Sue Barr, legendary journalism teacher, generously shared teaching materials, lessons with others (Story)
Oct 07, 2012
Free photojournalism workshop presented by The Oregonian, UO Turnbull Center, SOJC set for Oct. 17 (Story)
Oct 02, 2012
42 tips, tricks, exercises from the pros on how to write a memorable narrative for your publication (Story)
Sep 30, 2012
Follow these simple techniques to write the perfect caption every time to intrigue, inform readers (Story)
Sep 27, 2012
Who will win State Write-Offs Contests? NWSP member schools must enter by Oct. 12 deadline (Story)
Sep 26, 2012
Former television producer leads session on thinking visually in style of video news; encourages youth to learn, produce engaging media (Story)
Sep 26, 2012
Writing coach extraordinare to share secrets of telling true stories at Fall Press Day (Story)
Sep 24, 2012
UO journalism professor to lead session on ‘Multimedia Storytelling’ (Story)
Sep 21, 2012
Award-winning reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones to keynote Press Day (Story)
Sep 17, 2012
Northwest’s Best is a monthly gallery of the best work in the territory (Story)
Aug 23, 2012
How to develop practical strategies for overcoming writing obstacles (Story)
Aug 08, 2012
Future of newspapers for those with skill, interest in serving local community (Story)
Jul 03, 2012
JEA teachers share ideas for Sports Literature class (Story)
Jun 22, 2012
Oregon scholastic journalism like Oregon weather: Unpredictable, crazy, fun and full of surprises (Story)
Jun 21, 2012
July 2 deadline approaching fast to nominate for JEA awards to be presented at San Antonio convention (Story)
Jun 09, 2012
Combine a little creativity and your own words to create word and tag clouds and the possibilities are endless (Story)
May 23, 2012
2012 Student Media Olympics Winners (Story)
May 16, 2012
Annamae Livermore ’46 advised award-winning publications (Story)
May 01, 2012
Carla Harris brought journalism education to a generation of Oregon students (Story)
Apr 30, 2012
Nancy Giuliani the Mother Teresa of Oregon scholastic journalism for decades (Story)
Mar 19, 2012
How to persuade others to your point of view (Story)
Mar 18, 2012
Dr. Karla Kennedy named executive director of Northwest Scholastic Press (Story)
Feb 15, 2012
Dorothy Hallaian was early leader and dynamo among Oregon journalism advisers (Story)
Jan 30, 2012
Check out our sister web site for the latest curriculum materials (Story)
Jan 21, 2012
The role of writing in yearbooks, and lessons on how to do it well throughout the year (Story)
Jan 19, 2012
Capturing the secret to your success: Staff Legacy Book required reading, writing assignment for editors and staff (Story)
Dec 09, 2011
#FreeToTweet your way to a $5,000 scholarship (Story)
Dec 05, 2011
Survey says… (Story)
Rob Melton