About OSM

Serving Oklahoma Scholastic Media Since 1916


Media Monday

Fall Media Monday 2016 is on October 31. Click here to register.

Each Fall and Spring OSM hosts Media Monday, which are conferences that allow journalism students from across the state to gather and attend media workshops, seminars and lectures taught by professionals and professors.

Monthly Contests

Get feedback on your work all year long. Monthly contests are available for all publication types and are judged by media professionals. For more information click here: MONTHLY CONTEST

Critical Service

Critical service is an in-depth yearly review of your publication by a media professional. Critical service comes free with membership. For more information click here: CRITICAL SERVICE


To become a member, an adviser-sponsored school must submit a membership application and pay an annual membership fee. To apply for membership, click the following link: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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Our Team

The Awesome People Behind OSM

Melanie Wilderman

Executive Director

Melanie is a Gaylord College alumna with 10 years experience teaching journalism at the college level. She was the 2012 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists teacher of the year.

Sohana Nasrin

Graduate Assistant

Sohana is a Journalism Master’s student in Gaylord College. Before beginning her graduate career at OU, she worked in print media, public relations and digital media management at home in Bangladesh.  

Allie McManus

Student Office Manager

Allie is an undergraduate student in Gaylord College studying journalism and French. She is from Spring, Texas, and plans to one day pursue a career in the online journalism or magazine industry.


99Years of Service
3672014/15 Awards

More Information

Follow the links below for more information about what OSM has to offer.


OSM has served scholastic media for almost a hundred years. Click here for more information.


Follow this link for all current OSM forms.

Past Winners

Click the following link for a list of OSM contest winners from recent years.


For more information on OSM officers click here.


The Oklahoma Scholastic Media Initiative provides grants to secondary school programs across Oklahoma.


The Oklahoma Institute for Diversity in Journalism is a yearly summer workshop that gives high school students the chance to work with professional journalists.

  • It’s all storytelling That’s what journalism is all about.

    - Tom Brokaw

  • Journalism allows its readers to witness history.

    - John Hersey

  • It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.

    - Helen Thomas

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395 W. Lindsey Street -- Room 2545 Norman, OK 73019 Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication 395 W. Lindsey, Norman, OK 73019
Phone: 405-325-2453
Fax: 405-325-7384