A veteran small town newspaper editor and publisher and a college news bureau director and journalism instructor were the 2024 inductees into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame this weekend. Ceremonies were conducted Saturday night during the Nebraska Press Women’s (NPW) spring convention banquet at the Dawson County Museum. Osceola native Velma […]

Twenty-three 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 celebration on May 9. Students from 16 schools won state awards in the contest that includes categories in the areas of writing, visual, […]

Nine NPW members won 30 awards collectively in the NFPW Professional Communications Contest. The awards were presented June 24 at the annual NFPW conference in Cincinnati. Three members won first place awards: Erica Pritchard received two for her photography, both sports pictures, while Lori Potter and Jessica Votipka each received one first place prize. Potter […]

Come explore the past and present in journalism at the 2023 Nebraska Press Women’s fall conference in Gothenburg on Saturday, Oct. 14. The guest speaker lineup will feature a presentation on Kearney’s first female journalist and two authors who will address the pros and cons of self-publishing and producing e-books.            Conference activities will begin with […]

All three NPW Sweepstakes Award recipients in the Nebraska Press Women Communications Contest this year are from central Nebraska.  The three and their placements include: Mary Jane Skala, Kearney Hub lifestyle writer and columnist, first; Lori Potter, Kearney-based freelance writer and columnist, second; and Barb Batie, Lexington-based freelance writer, third.  Sweepstakes awards are based on […]

Barb Bierman Batie of Lexington, Neb., has been named the runner-up for the 2023 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).  Batie was recognized during a celebration at the organization’s annual conference held June 22-24, 2023, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now in its 86th year, NFPW is a nationwide organization of professional women […]

Two trailblazing journalists, one in broadcast journalism and the other in journalism education, were inducted into the Marian Andersen Women Journalists Hall of Fame on April 22. Ceremonies were conducted during the Nebraska Press Women’s spring conference awards banquet in Beatrice. Linda Beermann, long-time reporter, photographer, news assignment editor and weather newscaster for KOLN/KGIN-TV, was […]

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 […]