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 […]

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 […]

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 […]