January 24, 2020
Join us as Quill and Scroll host Nichole Shaw speaks with award-winning photojournalist Barbara Kinney about what life was like as one of the White House photographers during the Clinton Administration and a campaign photographer for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Together, they discuss the photojournalism industry—alongside Barbara's career and the progress of women over the last five years—and advice for budding photojournalists on how to get their career started.
Kinney's photograph of President Clinton and the leaders of the Middle East straightening their ties before an event won her a First Place for “People in the News” in the prestigious World Press Photo competition. The photo was on display in the exhibit “Pictures of the Year: 75 Years of the World’s Best Photography” at the Newseum in Washington D-C. Her work at large has appeared on the covers of TIME, Newsweek, People, and more.
December 17, 2019
This is the Quill and Scroll induction ceremony, version 2, as read by Nichole Shaw. Please feel free to download and use for your induction ceremony.
December 16, 2019
In this episode, host Sylvia Clubb hosts political science major Jamie Wilhelmi and Q&S Executive Director Jeff Browne. They talk about the historic impeachment of President Trump and how high school journalists can provide truthful coverage to their audiences. Enjoy.
November 4, 2019
In this episode, host Sylvia Clubb interviews Susanne Fowler, a former senior staff editor for The New York Times, a University of Iowa School of Journalism graduate and a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Susanne is an alumna of Kennedy High School, where she worked on the newspaper, The Torch, and where she was inducted into Quill & Scroll.
As a journalist and teacher, Susanne has traveled the world to cover important stories.
She was an editor in the London and Paris offices of The New York Times from 2006 through 2017.
She began working in Paris at The International Herald Tribune, now the global edition of The New York Times, in 2006 as an editor of financial news. She transferred to London in 2013 to be part of The Times’s digital transition, editing business and international news.
Sylvia spoke with Susanne about her career as an international journalist — some of the interesting stories she’s told and people she’s interviewed — and the value of a strong journalism education and being a part of Quill and Scroll Honor Society for High School Journalists.
October 4, 2019
Iowa City High School students speak before Greta Thunberg takes the stage at Oct. 4, 2019 climate rally in downtown Iowa City.
October 4, 2019
Here's Greta's speech to a crowd in downtown Iowa City.
March 7, 2019
Quill and Scroll interviews John and Mary Beth Tinker
We’ve been focusing this year on the eight guiding principles for our organization. Our initiation ceremony notes that “Friendship is the link that binds humanity.” Like Aristotle, we recognize the importance of friendship and the synergy it brings to the journalistic endeavor.
In late February, Nichole Shaw had the chance to meet with two siblings — two of scholastic journalism’s best friends, John and Mary Beth Tinker.
The names should ring a bell. The Tinkers, along with John’s friend Christopher Eckhardt, in 1965 were suspended from their Des Moines, Iowa schools because they wanted to protest the Vietnam War. They proposed wearing black armbands emblazoned with a peace symbol. With the help of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union, they sued the school district. The case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, where in February 1969 the justices ruled in favor of the Tinkers. The “Tinker Case” has forever burned in our minds the sentence: “Students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
Last month the Tinkers set out on a 50th anniversary celebration of that decision. Nichole Shaw spoke with them in the studios of KRUI, the student radio station at the University of Iowa.
February 26, 2019
Jack Rintoul, a member of the Quill and Scroll Student Advisory Board, speaks with his fellow editors at Kirkwood High School about how they use good judgment to make important journalistic decisions. Kirkwood's student publication is The Kirkwood Call.
February 15, 2019
In this episode, Q&S Student Advisory Board member Emily Hood speaks with her principal at Frances Howell North High School about the value of integrity in high school journalism programs and how to work best with your administrators.
February 1, 2019
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