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IJEA Blog: It’s OK to cheat! Use this to ID your deserving All-State Journalism Team member(s)

IJEA Blog: It’s OK to cheat! Use this to ID your deserving All-State Journalism Team member(s)

Did that just say "Cheat"? Is that legal if I'm a teacher and adviser? Turns out, it is — especially if it's rewarding the most driven and passionate students in your newsroom with the honor of being on the IJEA All-State Journalism Team for 2017.

February 27, 2017No Comments

Recent IJEA Blog Stories

IJEA Blog: Reflections on winning the James A. Tidwell Award

IJEA Blog: Reflections on winning the James A. Tidwell Award

February 21, 2017

It’s easy to remember the highest achieving students from my 15 years of experience as a scholastic journalism teacher. ...

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

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

February 20, 2017

This week is Scholastic Journalism Week — a time for scholastic journalists and their advisers and teachers to tout the excitemen...

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

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

February 13, 2017

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...

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IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

The All-State Journalism Team began in spring of 2005, when the Illinois Journalism Education Association recognized a need to honor those students who have proven themselves indispensable to their respective school m...

April 28, 2017No Comments

Meet our 2017 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Downers Grove North’s Abigail “Abbe” Murphy

Meet our 2017 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Downers Grove North’s Abigail “Abbe” Murphy

The editor-in-chief of the awarding-winning Omega newspaper of Downers Grove North High School is our choice for top high school journalist in Illinois. Check inside for more about Abbe and runner-up, Marissa Martinez!

March 4, 2017No Comments

Know of a deserving colleague? Deadlines are drawing near for IJEA educator and friend awards

Know of a deserving colleague? Deadlines are drawing near for IJEA educator and friend awards

Although we love to honor student journalists, we also strive to recognize their elders — the teachers, advisers, administrators and friends who make outstanding scholastic journalism possible with their guidance and support. Do you know of deserving candidates? Submit your nominations — or your own applications — today!

February 21, 2017No Comments

Recent IJEA News Stories

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

January 30, 2017

Does your school intend to compete in this year's IHSA journalism tournament? If so, the deadline to enter y...

Congratulations to Katie Comeford, a JEA Rising Star!

Congratulations to Katie Comeford, a JEA Rising Star!

January 30, 2017

The Journalism Education Association has selected 10 scholastic media advisers to receive its 2017 Rising Star Award, and the winners ...

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, 2017

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

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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 23, 2015No 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 21, 2015No 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, 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...

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...

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,...

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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 29, 2016No 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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2015

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