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Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

Never before have the media and the First Amendment come under such ridicule and hatred by a sitting president. During Scholastic Journalism Week — Feb. 19 to 25 — scholastic media outlets should encourage their audiences to become civically engaged and contact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to let them know that an assault on the First Amendment is not only an attack on professional journalists but on the nation’s students as well.

February 20No Comments

Recent IJEA Blog Stories

IJEA Blog: The lasting lessons of a high school journalism education

IJEA Blog: The lasting lessons of a high school journalism education

February 13

Exposure to high school journalism classes changed my life. As a reporter and editor for The Pacer newspaper at Rolling Meadows High School, I had the opportunity to rep...

IJEA Blog: Seniors, here’s how to get ready for the upcoming Illinois Journalist of the Year contest

IJEA Blog: Seniors, here’s how to get ready for the upcoming Illinois Journalist of the Year contest

January 30

Each June, at the IJEA awards luncheon, I have the privilege of recognizing those selected to be honored in the Illinois Journalist of the Year competition. ...

IJEA Blog: Entries are open for the 2017 IWPA Communications Contest

IJEA Blog: Entries are open for the 2017 IWPA Communications Contest

January 27

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Illinois Woman’s Press Association High School Communications Contest. Advisors ...

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Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

Never before have the media and the First Amendment come under such ridicule and hatred by a sitting president. During Scholastic Journalism Week — Feb. 19 to 25 — scholastic media outlets should encourage their audiences to become civically engaged and contact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to let them know that an assault on the First Amendment is not only an attack on professional journalists but on the nation’s students as well.

February 20No Comments

IHSA reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline to sign up for the 2017 tournament

IHSA reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline to sign up for the 2017 tournament

Does your school intend to compete in this year's IHSA journalism tournament? If so, the deadline to enter your school into the competition is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Read on for more information about signing up for the 2017 tourney.

January 30No Comments

Congratulations to Katie Comeford, a JEA Rising Star!

Congratulations to Katie Comeford, a JEA Rising Star!

The Journalism Education Association has selected 10 scholastic media advisers to receive its 2017 Rising Star Award, and the winners include IJEA board member Katie Comeford, yearbook and digital news media adviser at Phoenix Military Academy in Chicago. Congratulations, Katie!

January 30No Comments

Recent IJEA News Stories

In memoriam: Laurie Bielong, 2013 IJEA Educator of the Year, longtime adviser and advocate of scholastic journalism

In memoriam: Laurie Bielong, 2013 IJEA Educator of the Year, longtime adviser and advocate of scholastic journalism

January 10

Laurie Marie Bielong, longtime teacher and adviser at Belleville West High School, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Hitz Memorial ...

Congratulations, 2016 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations, 2016 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

January 5

Throughout the state of Illinois, no matter the size of the school or program, yearbook staffs and advisers created wonderful...

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

October 19

Note: This information is courtesy of Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. If you have additional questions, ple...

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When schools take free speech seriously, so do students

When schools take free speech seriously, so do students

That's what Randy Swikle learned during his 25 years at Johnsburg High School. Sure, free speech is risky, but when a school builds a culture of trust, students show time and again that they'll live up to the responsibilities they're given.

October 23No Comments

Who better to celebrate Free Speech Week than journalism teachers and advisers?

Who better to celebrate Free Speech Week than journalism teachers and advisers?

Thanks to their time in student media, many young people learn firsthand the true power of free expression: how to communicate with strength, passion and logical rigor.

October 21No Comments

Recent IJEA Features Stories

Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact

Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact

September 4

The ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute may have come to an end after 15 summers, but its legacy is likely to continue for many y...

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

June 16

NOTE: The author, Stephanie Bias, is a rising senior at LaSalle-Peru High School. She is editor-in-chief of the 2015-16 Ell E...

What would Queen Latifah do? Advice for the next generation of journalists

What would Queen Latifah do? Advice for the next generation of journalists

June 10

NOTE: The following speech is reprinted with permission from the author, Carla Jimenez. She delivered it Saturday, June 6,...

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IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

In accepting the Friend of Scholastic Journalism award, Linda Jones spoke of everyone -- except herself. From the McCormick Foundation to the Scholastic Press Association...

September 29No Comments

Recent IJEA Video Stories

2016 IJEA Fall Conference in Review: Empowered staffs, empowered advisers

2016 IJEA Fall Conference in Review: Empowered staffs, empowered advisers

September 19

With more than 320 Illinois high school journalists and their advisers in attendance this year, the 2016 IJEA Fall ...

Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

May 4

Harrisburg High School journalism adviser Cathy Wall was pragmatic in her advice to a room packed with other publications...

Video: Here’s what’s so great about the IJEA All-State Journalism Team. Now go for it!

Video: Here’s what’s so great about the IJEA All-State Journalism Team. Now go for it!

September 14

Since the spring of 2005, the Illinois Journalism Education Association has named an All-State Journalism Team, recognizing thos...

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Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston