Lisa Lacy receives 2013 Hartman Journalism Teacher Of Year Award

Lisa Lacy received the 2013 Mary Hartman Oregon Journalism Teacher Of The Year Award. The award honors Lacy's dedication and tireless support to educators across the state over many years. Lacy is the newspaper adviser at Tualatin High School. She is a past president of Oregon Journalism Education. ... Read more »

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    Lisa Lacy receives 2013 Hartman Journalism Teacher Of Year Award

    Lisa Lacy receives 2013 Hartman Journalism Teacher Of Year Award

    Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

    Lisa Lacy received the 2013 Mary Hartman Oregon Journalism Teacher Of The Year Award. The award honors Lacy's dedication and tireless support to educators across the state over many years. Lacy is the newspaper adviser at Tualatin High School. She is a past president of Oregon Journalism Education. Melody Hughes, the journalism teacher at Roosevelt H.S., receives the 2013 Mary Hartman Oregon Journalism Teacher...  Read More »

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    Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

    Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

    Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

    Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case Tinker v. Des Moines that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, discused her case with  more than 120 students and their teachers this morning in Portland at the UO Portland Center. Mary Beth discussed her case, the rights of students today, and shared highlights from her Tinker Tour across the United States. A reception and lunch followed. She started the morning telling her story about events leading up to wearing a black armband in junior high school in 1963 to protest the Vietnam War. She also talked about the five freedoms of the first amendment, introducing each by giving a way a T-shirt with the name of the freedom on it. Then she turned the program over to SPLC attorney Mike Hiestand of Washington state to discuss press law, Oregon's free speech protections, and an overview of decisions since Tinker...  Read More »

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    OREGON STUDENT FREE EXPRESSION LAW

    Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public Secondary Schools)

    Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public Secondary Schools)

    Oregon Student Free Expression Law (Public Secondary Schools) Citation: Ore. Rev. Stat. sec. 336.477 (2007) July 1, 2007 Summary: In addition to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, states can provide additional free speech protection their own citizens by enacting state laws or regulations. The Oregon Student Free Expression Law is such a provision and provides student journalists attending Oregon public high schools with added protection against administrative censorship. (Ore. Rev. Stat. sec. 351.649 provides similar protection to the state's public college and university student media.) AN ACT Relating to student journalists; and declaring an emergency. Whereas the Legislative Assembly finds that freedom of expression and freedom of the press are fundamental principles in our democratic society granted to every citizen of the nation by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and to every resident of this state by section 8, Article I of the Oregon...  Read More »

    June 7, 2013 • 1 comment

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    SCHOLARSHIPS

    2012 Alice Sheetz Oregon High School Journalist Of the Year scholarship winners announced

    March 21, 2012 | Olivia Moore, a senior at Lakeridge High School, was named the 2012 Oregon High School Journalist of the Year. Moore is now a candidate for the National High School Journalist of the Year sponsored by the Journalism Education Association. The winner of the national award will be named at Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle, Wash. on April 15, 2012. Moore submitted a binder that included samples of her work, an application, an essay, a transcript, and multiple letters of recommendation. Moore serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Content of The Newspacer, the...  Read More »

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    FALL PRESS DAY

    Photos From Fall Press Day

    Jack Liu

    Dr. Karla Kennedy, Director of Northwest Scholastic Press Association, opens Fall Press Day and introduces the opening speaker, Ellen Austin.

    Photos From Fall Press Day

    Guru Amar Khalsa, NWSP Intern

    Photos from Fall Press Day on October 15th, courtesy of Jack Liu.

    November 20, 2013 • 0 comments

    Fall Press Day, Through the Lens

    Guru Amar Khalsa, NWSP Intern

    A highlights video showcases this year's Fall Press Day at the University of Oregon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. More than 500 scholastic journalists and advisers from 30 different schools around Oregon, including two middle schools, enjoyed a day of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations with the UO School of Journalism and Communication faculty and many local professional journalists.

    November 8, 2013 • 0 comments

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    Why conventions matter, and why NASSP approves of national conventions

    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 in the school setting, including these important benefits: • participation in a professional learning community • Break with a Pro sessions with industry professionals • campus recruiters, admissions officers and military representatives at trade show to help students with college and career planning • media tours • opportunities for enrichment and personal/school recognition • teacher training and Certified or Master Journalism Educator certification testing For more information, visit JEA http://jea.org/workshops/index.html NSPA http://studentpress.org/nspa/conventions JEA/NSPA conventions are endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Meet...  Read More »

    November 21, 2011 • 0 comments

    MENTOR TRAINING

    JEA Mentors to lead new adviser sessions at this year’s Fall Press Day

    JEA Mentors to lead new adviser sessions at this year’s Fall Press Day

    Rob Melton and Bill Flechtner

    Bill Flechtner and Ellen Kersey, two of Oregon's three trained JEA Mentors, will present sessions for new advisers at Fall Press Day. Patty Turley is another trained mentor from Oregon. The JEA Mentor program is funded through grants from the Northwest Scholastic Press, the Oregon Journalism Education Association, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and sponsorship from the Journalism Education Association (jeamentoring.org). Oregon is one of a few states to offer a mentoring program to new high school publications advisers. This program is aimed at addressing the attrition rate for journalism/media teachers across the country. In Oregon, nearly half of all first-year journalism/media teachers and/or advisers leave the position by the end of the first year. The mentoring program is a way to help end this crisis. NWSP is committed to supporting new advisers throughout...  Read More »

    October 7, 2013 • 0 comments

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

    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 in the schools—censorship, lack of advanced academic credit, pressure from high stakes testing—the most serious is the widespread elimination of programs for economic or academic reasons. Despite numerous studies that demonstrate the value of journalism in the curriculum, the trend is increasingly for schools to reduce or eliminate journalism and related classes from academic offerings. Low enrollment numbers for courses, pressure to add remedial courses to address testing regimes, addition of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs, and increasingly, budget cutbacks, can provide the excuse to move journalism out of the curriculum. Another factor is administrator attitudes...  Read More »

    November 22, 2011 • 0 comments

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