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 […]

Former Chicago Tribune managing editor Jane Hirt will headline the NPW’s spring convention April 23, 2016, in Lincoln. A 25-year veteran of the news media industry, Hirt embodies the NPW’s 70th anniversary convention theme of “Embracing the Future, Respecting the Past.” The UNL journalism graduate was called a “charismatic leader who could make change happen” […]

Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 24, 2015, for the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was created by Nebraska Press Women in 2011 to recognize women journalists who have made a difference for their profession and their communities. The general public is invited to submit nominations for the […]

Ruth Raymond Thone of Lincoln received the 2014 Nebraska Press Women Communicator of Achievement in absentia. She could not be at the fall convention because her husband, Charlie, was in poor health. But she got to hear the award presentation through the magic of cell phones. Ruth is a freelance writer, an author, a community […]

YORK — A chance to show your creative side, and to take not one, but two walks down memory lane are on the agenda for the Nebraska Press Women Fall Conference set for Saturday, Oct. 4, at the York Country Club. Twyla Hansen, Nebraska’s state poet, will be the featured speaker at the conference. Leta […]

YORK — Nebraska State Poet Twyla Hansen of Lincoln will be the featured speaker when Nebraska Press Women host their 2014 fall convention Oct. 4 at the York Country Club. Hansen will lead a writing workshop, “For the Love of Words: Poetry, Prose and the Creative Writing Process.” Her newest book, “Dirt Songs: A Plains […]