Lexington journalist Barb Batie was named the 2022 Communicator Achievement (COA) by the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) at its recent fall conference in Kearney. This award is the organization’s highest honor for members. It recognizes professional achievement, community service and also service to the organization. Batie is known for her reporting, particularly on agricultural issues. […]

Newspaper staffs continue to be cut and some Nebraska Press Women members are choosing to be freelancers as they retire from full-time work or simply want to be self-employed. The keynote workshop at NPW’s fall conference Oct. 8 at Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Avenue, will provide valuable information for current, transitioning and future freelancers. […]

LuAnn Schindler of Clearwater, Neb., has received the 2022 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW). This prestigious award has been given for 65 years. Schindler received the award during a celebration at the organization’s annual conference, held June 23-25, 2022, in Fargo, N.D. Now in its 85th year, NFPW is […]

Nebraska Press Women Communications Contest award recipients were recently announced at the organization’s spring convention in York. Of the more than 120 entries, 39 earned first place awards and will go on to national competition, according to Mary Jane Skala, NPW contest director. Entrants from Omaha and Lincoln on the east to Scottsbluff and North Platte […]

Three journalists who worked in Nebraska over the last two centuries were inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame Saturday, April 23, in York. Nina Meisinger, Mary Kay Quinlan and Shirley Sneve were inducted at the awards luncheon during the 2022 Nebraska Press Women Spring Conference. Nina Meisinger, who began her […]

Twenty-two first-place entries in the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) High School Communications Contest have advanced to the National Federation of Press Women competition. National award winners will be announced during an online high school awards celebration on Monday, May 16. The 258 entries in the contest were the most in recent years, with several categories […]

Four journalists who worked in Nebraska over the last three centuries were inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame Oct. 9 in Grand Island. Because the induction was delayed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rheta Childe Dorr and Lori Potter, who were chosen for the hall of fame in […]

LuAnn Schindler

The publisher of one of the state’s newest weekly newspapers was named the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) Communicator of Achievement (COA), according to Ruth Brown, NPW COA director. LuAnn Schindler, who publishes the Summerland Advocate Messenger in northeast Nebraska, received the award at the group’s fall conference today in Grand Island. The conference marks the […]

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 […]