THE SOURCE
Episode 22: G. Fred Wickman on News Writing

Episode 22: G. Fred Wickman on News Writing

November 16, 2020

Long-time Quill and Scroll news writing judge G. Fred Wickman discusses what makes great news writing, what COVID stories are out there for students to cover and many other issues affecting scholastic journalism, as well as his career as a journalist and college journalism adviser. Hosted by Sylvia Clubb. 

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Episode 21: Jann Nyffeler discusses covering culture

Episode 21: Jann Nyffeler discusses covering culture

October 10, 2020

Journalist Jann Nyffeler joins host Sylvia Clubb to discuss what makes for a great arts review. How should critics approach their jobs, especially in student media. Jann talks about some of the reviews she's written, the mistakes she's made, and how she uses that experience as the Review Writing judge in Quill and Scroll's Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. In addition to writing about music and the arts, Jann also works with her husband, Tom Kohn, in their Rochester, N.Y., store, Bop Shop Records.

Enjoy this latest episode of THE SOURCE.

HOSTED BY SYLVIA CLUBB

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Episode 20: The Number One Lesson in Covering Politics

Episode 20: The Number One Lesson in Covering Politics

September 30, 2020

Lyle Muller, the former editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and the editor for PolitiFact Iowa, discusses Tuesday's presidential debate, how high school journalists can better cover politics, and the keys to earning a top place in Quill and Scroll's annual Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest's political writing category. He also reveals "the number one lessons in covering politics" as a high school journalist. This is a timely and important podcast for any high school journalist who's committed to writing about politics.

Your host is Sylvia Clubb.

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Episode 19: Associated Press reporter Ryan Foley

Episode 19: Associated Press reporter Ryan Foley

April 13, 2020

Ryan Foley, an Associated Press reporter based in Iowa City, speaks with Executive Director Jeff Browne about Foley's career in journalism, which began as a reporter at Davenport West High School in Iowa, and including winning a Quill and Scroll scholarship in 1999. Since then, he's covered politics for the AP in both Wisconsin and Iowa, and he's earned the nickname "Scoops."

Episode 18: Former Q&S Scholarship Winner Barbara Tholen

Episode 18: Former Q&S Scholarship Winner Barbara Tholen

March 29, 2020

In this episode of THE SOURCE, Quill and Scroll Executive Director talks with Barbara Tholen, the adviser at Lawrence (Kansas) High School. In 1996, as Barbara Hollingsworth, Tholen received a scholarship from Quill and Scroll, which she put to use studying journalism at Kansas State University.

Barbara graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in suburban Kansas City, and her high school journalism teacher was Becky (Lucas) Tate.

This year's Quill and Scroll Scholarship application deadline is May 10, and you can learn more about the scholarships on our website: https://quillandscroll.org/resources-2/.

Episode 17: Student journalists talk about #WhoWeAre for #SJW2020

Episode 17: Student journalists talk about #WhoWeAre for #SJW2020

February 27, 2020

Lucy Smithwick, a member of the Q&S Student Advisory Board and the editor of the Eagle at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lucy speaks with a couple of new staff members at her publication and the editor of the school's literary magazine to give you a glimpse of how hard student journalists work and the type of news they cover. This is part of Scholastic Journalism Week 2020 #SJW2020, which has the Friday theme of #WhoWeAre. Enjoy.

Episode 16: Jia Tolentino

Episode 16: Jia Tolentino

February 20, 2020

Q&S journalist Nichole Shaw sits down with Jia Tolentino, author and staff writer at The New Yorker, to talk about Tolentino's book "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-delusion."

Tolentino was inducted into Quill & Scroll during her stint as editor of her high school newspaper at a Christian school in Houston, Texas in the late 2000s.

In her interview with THE SOURCE, Tolentino discusses her book, vaping, the #MeToo movement, writing while listening to music, and cheerleading.

The interview was conducted in the Dey House, which is the home of world-famous Iowa Writer's Workshop, and where Tolentino is a Writer-in-Residence for the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing.

Episode 15: Author and teacher Michael Zapata

Episode 15: Author and teacher Michael Zapata

February 12, 2020

Nichole Shaw sits down with author Michael Zapata to talk about the writing process, the value of storytelling, the importance of listening and the role that journalists can play in our strange new world. Zapata is the author of "The Lost Book of Adana Moreau" and is a former English teacher.

Episode 14: Student Free Expression Rights with Mira Bohannon Kumar

Episode 14: Student Free Expression Rights with Mira Bohannon Kumar

February 12, 2020

Mira Bohannon Kumar, a member of Quill and Scroll's Student Advisory Board and the co-editor of The Little Hawk at Iowa City High School, discusses student freedom of expression rights with her co-editor, a law professor and a politician.

Episode 13: Scholastic Journalism Week with Emily Hood and Jordyn Kiel

Episode 13: Scholastic Journalism Week with Emily Hood and Jordyn Kiel

February 3, 2020

Quill and Scroll Student Advisory Board member Emily Hood discusses Scholastic Journalism Week with Francis Howell North HS adviser Jordyn Kiel, who is also the Q&S chapter adviser.

The Journalism Education Association celebrates SJW Feb. 24-28, 2020, and the Quill and Scroll student board is happy to partner with JEA and SJW Chair Adam Dawkins on SJW activities. Listen as Emily and Jordyn discuss how your school can get involved with SJW — in both big ways and small.

Here's a link to the JEA SJW page for more information.

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