By Lori Potter, NPW President We haven’t exactly packed 75 years’ worth of stuff into the schedule for the Nebraska Press Women Fall Conference and 75th Anniversary Celebration, but there will be a lot to learn, see, do and celebrate on Oct. 9. This will be our first in-person conference in two years. Because we […]

Mary Jane Skala of Kearney was named national runner-up for the 2021 Communicator of Achievement Award. The announcement was made June 12 during the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) virtual convention.  Skala is a national award-winning newspaper editor and reporter who was named Sweepstakes Winner of the NFPW Communications Contest in both 1996 and 2020, finishing […]

Nebraska Press Women (NPW) has tapped long-time journalist Jill Claflin of Cozad as the organization’s new Communicator of Achievement (COA). At a noon luncheon in Fremont on Saturday, Oct. 12, Claflin was announced as the recipient of the organization’s highest honor for members. Claflin spent more than two decades in the newspaper business, plus 18 […]

Nine Nebraska high school students were among those honored Sept. 7 with awards in the 2018 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest. The awards were presented at the NFPW Communications Conference in Bethlehem, Pa. The Nebraska students qualified to enter the contest by placing first in the Nebraska Press Women High School […]

Lori Potter, a reporter, columnist and photographer for the Kearney Hub, has won the overall sweepstakes award for a record-setting fourth time in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2018 Professional Communications Contest. Potter was honored Saturday, Sept. 8, during an awards ceremony at the NFPW annual conference in Bethlehem, PA. She previously won the […]

A reporter, photographer and columnist for the Kearney Hub took home the top sweepstakes award in the 2018 Nebraska Press Women Communications Contest. Lori Potter earned 11 first-place awards on her way to the top spot. The Marianne Beel Sweepstakes awards were presented May 5 at NPW’s spring conference in Omaha. The award is named […]

Two former longtime newsroom managers were inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame May 5 during Nebraska Press Women’s spring conference in Omaha. Kathleen Rutledge, former editor-in-chief at the Lincoln Journal Star, and Rose Ann Shannon, former KETV Newswatch 7 news director, are the newest inductees into the hall of fame. […]

Westside High School of Omaha received the Sweepstakes Award in the 2018 Nebraska Press Women High School Communications Contest May 5 at NPW’s spring conference in Omaha. Additionally, Nebraska high school journalism students were honored for placing in the contest, which includes categories for student newspaper, yearbook, broadcasting and online video work. First-place winning entries […]

Nebraska Press Women (NPW) extended their highest honor, the Communicator of Achievement (COA) Award, to Judy Nelson, a 45-year member of NPW during their fall meeting in Osceola. Preparations are now underway to send Nelson’s COA packet to the national office for judging ahead of the September 2018 national conference in Bethlehem, Penn. A native […]

Fourteen members of Nebraska Press Women have earned awards in a national communications contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. Results were announced Sept. 9 at the NFPW national conference in Birmingham, Alabama. All entries in the national competition earned first-place awards at the state level before advancing. Members earning honors, and their […]