Marian High School in Omaha has earned the Sweepstakes Award in the Nebraska Press Women (NPW) High School Communications Contest, Sherry Thompson, NPW High School Contest director, announced this week. The annual competition included 218 entries by students from 15 Nebraska high schools. The contest, which is open to high school students across the state, […]

Nebraska Press Women named Kearney Hub lifestyles reporter Mary Jane Skala its Communicator of Achievement (COA) at the group’s virtual fall conference on Oct. 17. Skala honed her journalistic skills at the Sun News chain in Cleveland, Ohio, where she worked her way from reporter to senior editor in charge of 22 suburban newspapers. During […]

Congratulations to all of the Nebraska Press Women members who received awards in the 2020 National Federation of Press Women Contest. There were more than 1,800 entries from across the country this year, with nearly 300 award winners. NPW members were awarded 11 first-place, 12 second-place, 5 third-place and 11 honorable mention awards. Awards went […]

The Kearney Hub’s Mary Jane Skala is the overall sweepstakes award winner in the National Federation of Press Women’s 2020 Professional Communications Contest. The award was announced June 20 in an NFPW online event. The 2020 national conference in Little Rock, Ark., was canceled because of COVID-19. Skala writes features and covers health issues. Her […]

Twenty-nine members entered nearly 260 entries in the 2019 Nebraska Press Women Professional Communications Contest, making it one of the largest in recent history. Of those entries, 52 received first-place awards and advanced to the national contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. National winners will be announced June 6 in an online […]

Nine Nebraska students are among award winners throughout the United States who are being honored for their outstanding communications efforts. Nearly 2,000 students participated in this year’s High School Communications Contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women Education Fund. First-place entries in state contests, including one held by Nebraska Press Women, advanced to […]

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, with national awards to be announced soon. Students from nine schools won state awards in the contest that includes categories in the areas of writing, visual, broadcast or video, and yearbook. Schools […]

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 […]