October 15, 2021
In this episode, listen to the story of Mira Costa HS senior Walker Watson and his efforts teaching elementary-age students in Southern California about how to produce good journalism. His work embodies the Quill and Scroll principle of "friendship."
April 27, 2021
Quill and Scroll board member and former JEA president Jack Kennedy visits with Sylvia Clubb about the importance of news media and yearbook critiques, specifically the value of the Quill and Scroll News Media Evaluation service. The deadline for entering is June 15, but there's no need to wait if you're ready to enter. The world's top news media earn the coveted Gallup Award.
There are four different types of evaluation:
- Single news medium (newspaper, news magazine, online site) with extensive comments for students and advisers
- Multimedia news operation (all of the above) with extensive comments
- Single news medium, ratings only (No comments)
- Multimedia news operation, ratings only (No comments)
April 21, 2021
Writer, novelist, memoirist and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg joins Jeff Browne to talk about sports writing — specifically how sports memoir and sports profiles can be enlivened by looking to poetic and literary devices to make your work sing on the screen or page. Mirriam-Goldberg is the former poet laureate for the state of Kansas, serving from 2009-2013, the same time that Browne was on the journalism faculty at the University of Kansas.
March 8, 2021
We welcome Sarah Nichols to the SOURCE, and she obliges by discussing how she uses Quill and Scroll's eight guiding principles as lessons for her students to share. In addition, you'll hear about managing JEA during the pandemic, the status of the JEA Advisers Institute, the National High School Journalism Conference and so much more.
It's required listening if you're in scholastic journalism or care about it.
Your host is Sylvia Clubb
February 22, 2021
Here is Quill and Scroll's Student Advisory Board speaking about the issues that matter the most to them and how they value scholastic journalism both as a means for learning about the world around and for connecting with their peers and their communities. Sylvia Clubb hosts.
January 27, 2021
Host Sylvia Clubb talks with Quill and Scroll Executive Director Jeff Browne and Administrative Assistant Judy Hauge about the Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest, which has a Feb. 5 entry deadline. They discuss:
- The purpose of the contest
- The 34 categories, including the four new categories
- The history of the contest
- Tips on what and how to enter
- The value of competing (and winning)
January 22, 2021
Annie Wooden's journalism career began more than 20 years ago as a high school sports reporter at her hometown weekly, the Sanders County Ledger in Thompson Falls, Montana. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in journalism and eventually landed at the Dallas Morning News as a copy editor and page designer. Eventually, though, the call of her hometown led her back to Thompson Falls, where she's now the editor and publisher of the Sanders County Ledger.
In this episode of THE SOURCE, Annie shares with host Sylvia Clubb what she values in news design and what she looks for as a judge for Quill and Scroll's annual Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest, the deadline for which is Feb. 5, 2021. She also talks about how her paper's mission is very similar to the mission of a student newspaper.
January 18, 2021
In this episode of THE SOURCE, Quill and Scroll's podcast, host Sylvia Clubb speaks with CNN digital producer Erica Hernandez about:
- Her path from Coral Gables HS in Florida to the University of Florida to CNN
- How to serve mobile audiences with fresh, in-depth and important news
- How to snap audiences out of their numbness regarding COVID-19
- What to submit to Quill and Scroll's Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest before the Feb. 5 entry deadline
Erica will be judging coverage of the pandemic for the 2021 WPM Contest. She serves on the Q&S Board of Directors.
In the episode, Erica mentions the following resources for anyone reporting on the pandemic:
December 7, 2020
In this episode, Sylvia Clubb chats with Youngstown State University journalism instructor Trevor Ivan, who has served as contest director for the National Scholastic Press Association and has taught in the Kent State University master's program for prospective journalism advisers. Most importantly for us, Trevor has critiqued and judged contests for Quill and Scroll. While his advice is universal, he also addresses the specifics of entering the video categories in the 2021 Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. The contest is open and accepting entries in 34 categories through Feb. 5, 2021.
November 30, 2020
Host Sylvia Clubb speaks with Liz Martin, the head photojournalist at the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Iowa about what makes a good news feature photo and a good photo illustration, two categories Martin has judged in Quill and Scroll's Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest.
This year's WPM Contest is open for entries. The final deadline is Feb. 1. Check out all the categories before deciding what to enter.
In the podcast (below the photos), Martin speaks of three entries from last year's contest.
Here's the first-place news feature photo from Claire Dierkman of Carmel HS in Carmel, Indiana.
Here's the first-place winner in Photo Illustration, from Paras Bassuk at Iowa City West HS in Iowa City, Iowa.
And here's the second-place photo illustration, from Grace Hu and Nicole Kalishman from Ladue Horton Watkins HS in St. Louis, Missouri.