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 […]

Nebraska high school students earned three first places, six third places and three honorable mentions in the National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest. Winners were announced during a May 16 awards ceremony held via Zoom. First-place entries in the Nebraska Press Women High School Communications Contest advanced to the national round of […]

Two young women with a passion for journalism as well as career interests in the law are the winners of this year’s Nebraska Press Women scholarships. The $1,000 Marianne Beel Scholarship for a high school senior goes to Elleiana Green of Omaha. The Marian High School student is manager-in-chief of Marian’s school newspaper and is […]

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 […]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 NPW Communications Contest. Winners are listed by category: 1-A. News story, newspaper First: Lori Potter, Kearney Hub, “First a flood, now a pandemic” Second: Erika Pritchard, Kearney Hub. “Summer Prom” Third: Erika Pritchard, Kearney Hub, “Record Revival” HM: Barb Batie, Midwest Messenger, “Palm Sunday Cruise-in” HM (tie): Ellen […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congratulations to the 11 Nebraska Press Women members who won a total of 34 awards in the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest. These members won first place in the Nebraska contest to advance to the national competition. NPW members also placed in the sweepstakes contest. Mary Jane Skala of Kearney, a reporter for […]