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Fall Conference - Kristin Gilger, co-author of the book “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead,” is keynote speaker for NPW’s fall conference on Saturday, Oct. 12, in Fremont. A panel discussion on the media’s response to flooding earlier this year will feature Erin Grace, Omaha World-Herald columnist; Rose Ann Shannon, retired news director of KETV; and Tammy Real-McKeighan, news editor of the Fremont Tribune. Click here to learn more about the conference.

Potter, Skala earn 2nd and 3rd place in National Communications Contest - Lori Potter and Mary Jane Skala took prizes in the National Federation of Press Women's Professional Communications Contest. Click here here for full story.

Wirth named NFPW Communicator of Achievement - Eileen Wirth was named the National Federation of Press Women's 2019 Communicator of Achievement at the national conference June 28, 2019. Click here here for full story.

Brown, Mobley named to NPW Hall of Fame - Ruth Brown and the late Maggie Mobley were named to the Marion Andersen Women Journalists Hall of Fame at NPW's spring convention in Broken Bow on April 26, 2019. Click here for full story.

2019 NPW Awards - Lori Potter, a reporter, columnist and photographer, for the Kearney Hub, won the Marianne Beel sweepstakes award in the Nebraska Press Women's 2019 Professional Communications Contest. Luann Schindler, managing editor for the Clearwater Record-Ewing News, placed second, and Irene North, a reporter-photographer for the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, placed third in the sweepstakes competition. Click here to read more and see the list of winners.

2019 High School Award Winners - Eighteen first-place entries in the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) High School Communications contest have advanced to the National Federation of Press Women competition. Click here to read more and see the list of winners.

Nebraska COA - Eileen Wirth, a former Omaha World-Herald reporter and Creighton University professor, was named NPW 2018 Communicator of Achievement during the organization’s fall conference Oct. 6 in Neligh. Click here to read more.

Writer's Network - Need a pro? Nebraska Press Women has a talented group of communications professionals available for freelance work in a variety of areas – from writing, editing and photography to public relations, corporate communications and more. Click here for more information.

October 11, 2019 - NPW Board Meeting, Fremont, Neb.

October 12, 2019 - NPW Fall Conference, Fremont, Neb.

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HELP TARGET FAKE NEWS - Click here to learn how to help spread the word about the perils of "falling for fake news."

Each year, the Nebraska Press Women organization sponsors a Professional Communications Contest. A collegiate communications contest is a separate division of the professional contest. Award winners in both contests are recognized at the state level with top prizes being first, second and third place Sweepstakes Awards. All NFPW first place winners from Nebraska are eligible to compete in the national contest. For more information, go to the menu above and click on Contests, then Contest Rules.

NPW also holds an annual High School Communications Contest with 23 categories encompassing newspaper, yearbook and video work done by students. The first-place entry in each of the categories advances to the national contest held by the National Federation of Press Women. This is the only existing high school journalism contest that feeds into a national competition. For more information on the high school contest, go to the menu above and click on Contests, then High School.

Click the link below to find out more about NPW's contests.