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.

Alexandra Goodman

Graduate Assistant

Alexandra is a Journalism Master’s student in Gaylord College. She is from Albuquerque, NM, and studied professional writing at OU as an undergraduate.  

Skyla Parker

Graduate Assistant

Skyla is a graduate student in Gaylord College studying public relations with a minor in non-profit organization, with a focus in entertainment. She is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and plans to go into entertainment public relations.


102Years of Service
3252018 SMM Awards

About OSM

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

Serving Oklahoma Scholastic Media Since 1916

Oklahoma Scholastic Media’s mission is to advocate for and provide education, training and assistance to scholastic media advisers and students across Oklahoma. OSM sees scholastic media experience as a first step, followed by collegiate media experience leading, finally, to professional media positions. OSM is dedicated to improving scholastic journalism by training high school media staffs and helping to improve the print, online and broadcast products they produce.

Oklahoma Scholastic Media is housed in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. We continue to be grateful to Gaylord College for its support of our organization and encouragement of scholastic journalism. Dean Ed Kelley is a staunch supporter of high school journalism programs, which he makes clear by his generosity with college resources.



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


 OSM forms: your one-stop shop for all current OSM forms. See individual pages for more information.

Past Winners

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


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.


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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