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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s as important as ever to be a strong woman in the communications field, and Nebraska Press Women strives to recognize those women in our state. Two outstanding female journalists will be receive NPW scholarships this spring. Applications are being accepted through March 28. Recipients will be invited to attend the Nebraska Press Women spring […]