Media staffs receive a one-of-a-kind evaluation of news publications and production operations in the annual Quill and Scroll News Media Evaluation. Members and non-members can participate in a self-assessment or choose to only receive ratings and overall feedback from evaluators. The self-assessment option, which we recommend, allows staffs to reflect upon areas of their journalistic production, identifying strengths and weaknesses as part of a learning experience. Evaluators consider those reflections and review media content when offering feedback.
News Media Evaluations offer options to address individual publications (newspapers, news magazines, websites) or the multiple media platforms produced by a news staff (websites, newspapers/news magazines, social media, video news programs) to assist students in assessing, practicing and enjoying their journalistic experiences. Participation also bolsters leadership skills while enhancing accomplishments that are considered by colleges and employers in the application process.
Results are returned to schools at the beginning of the new production cycle in the fall.