Nebraska Press Women are an important part of National Federation of Press Women – now more than ever:

Lori Potter, shown after winning the NFPW Communications Contest Sweepstakes.

Officers. NPW’s Mary Pat Finn-Hoag of the Norfolk Daily News is the current assistant historian for NFPW. Lori Potter, Kearney Hub ag and natural resources reporter, is past president of the national organization. In addition, Barb Micek of Fullerton, Nance County Journal editor, is the past NFPW historian.

Sweepstakes Award. Highlight of the 2008 NFPW convention in Idaho Springs, Idaho, was the presentation of the national communications contest Sweepstakes Award to Lori Potter (pictured right). Shocked though she was, Potter still managed to deliver an inspirational and motivational acceptance speech.

2011. Nebraska Press Women and Iowa Press Women co-hosted the 2011 NFPW Conference in Omaha/ Council Bluffs. The pre-tour went to various locations in Nebraska and the post-tour went to Iowa. Terri Hahn, feature editor of the Grand Island Independent, was named runner-up to the National Communicator of Achievement.