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IJEA Blog: It’s never too early to give back

IJEA Blog: It’s never too early to give back

Newspaper editor Greg Bilbrey knows from experience that good things happen when journalism professionals mentor young people: "You CAN make a difference — starting now."

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Recent IJEA Blog Stories

IJEA Blog: What is RIGHT in journalism? Actually, quite a lot.

IJEA Blog: What is RIGHT in journalism? Actually, quite a lot.

October 17, 2016

For the IJEA Blog this week, I am sharing my thoughts about the state of American journalism through video, perhaps as a...  Read More »

IJEA Blog: Becoming a CJE is well worth the effort

IJEA Blog: Becoming a CJE is well worth the effort

October 10, 2016

As I read back over my journal entries about when I was preparing for JEA's Certified Journalism Educator examination a ...  Read More »

IJEA Blog: Say “Yes” to scholastic journalism!

IJEA Blog: Say “Yes” to scholastic journalism!

October 2, 2016

I never thought I'd be a journalist. My smile is crooked. My voice is soft. My face is constantly flushed. These attribute...  Read More »

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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!

Note: This information is courtesy of Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. If you have additional questions, please contact the SPLC through their legal request site, by email, or call (202) 785-5450. Illinois ...  Read More »

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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 of Chicago advisers, Jones honored the others...  Read More »

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

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

With more than 320 Illinois high school journalists and their advisers in attendance this year, the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference is now in the books, or yearbooks, as the case may be. Students were able to attend a number...  Read More »

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Recent IJEA News Stories

BREAKING NEWS: Speech Rights of Student Journalists bill is law!

BREAKING NEWS: Speech Rights of Student Journalists bill is law!

July 29, 2016

HB5902, the Speech Rights of Student Journalist Act, became law in Illinois on July 29. Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature means that student journalists and their advisers are protected against a...  Read More »

HB 5902: A Twitter Retrospective

HB 5902: A Twitter Retrospective

June 28, 2016

From an idea to a public act signed by the governor into law, take a look at the journey of the Speech Rights of Student...  Read More »

Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon

Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon

June 6, 2016

Keynote speaker Jamey Dunn-Thomason noted that it was so good to see so many great student journalists. It gave her hope for the future of journalism. Al...  Read More »

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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.

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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.

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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, 2015

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...  Read More »

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

June 16, 2015

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...  Read More »

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, 2015

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

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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...  Read More »

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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, 2016

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

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, 2016

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

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, 2015

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

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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