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.
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
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.
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."
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/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.