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.
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)
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.
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:
- Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center
- The Centers for Disease Control
- The COVID Tracking Project
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."