June 30, 2019 – 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.  Stensrud, vice president of Content Marketing Strategy for Bell Bank, was honored June 29, 2019, at […]

June 28, 2019 – Eileen Wirth of Omaha, Neb., was selected the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW). This prestigious award has been given for 62 years. Wirth received the award Friday, June 28, during the organization’s annual conference, held in Baton Rouge, La. Now in its 82nd year, NFPW is a nationwide organization of professional women and men […]

Two journalists who worked in Nebraska over the last three centuries were inducted into the Marian Andersen Nebraska Women Journalists Hall of Fame April 27 in Broken Bow. Ruth Brown of Lincoln and the late Maggie Mobley were recognized during Nebraska Press Women’s 2019 spring convention noon luncheon. Brown, a West Point native, is an emeritus professor […]

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 […]

“Fake news.” It’s a phrase heard often now. But what does it really mean? And why should you care? Members of Nebraska Press Women, a group dedicated to accuracy and fairness, think “fake news” should be called what it is: lies. And they hope readers, listeners and viewers will educate themselves to recognize “fake news” […]

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 […]