Nebraska high school students have won awards in 10 categories of the 2019 National Federation of Press Women’s (NFPW’s) High School Communications Contest. Honors include one first-place award, one second-place award, five third-place finishes and three honorable mentions. The winners were among students from eight Nebraska high schools whose work advanced to national competition after […]

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 […]

Karen Stensrud, a public relations professional from North Dakota, won the overall sweepstakes award in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2019 Professional Communications Contest. She won eight first place awards in the national competition.  Second and third place awards went to two Nebraska Press Women members and Kearney Hub colleagues — Lori Potter and […]

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 […]