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

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. All of the advisers, parents, and student journalists likely came ...  Read More »

June 6, 2016 • 0 comments

House, Senate concur; HB5902 is headed to governor

A story that started just six short months ago is now nearing its resolution. The Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act was drafted to guarantee that scholastic journalists are not restricted by prior review, prior...  Read More »

June 1, 2016 • 0 comments

Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act (HB 5902) unanimously approved by full Senate

The IJEA Chair of the Legislation Committee, Stan Zoller, sends this update after the full Illinois Senate's unanimous passage of HB 5902 on May 27: The Senate passed HB5902 today by a margin of 51-0-1. The next step is to get concurrence in the House before it goes to the governor's desk -- the final and seemingly most difficult st...  Read More »

May 28, 2016 • 0 comments

Recent IJEA News Stories

IJEA announces 2016 Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest Winners

May 12, 2016

In an effort to adapt to the changing scholastic newsrooms in Illinois and expand the possibilities for students to receive...  Read More »

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 »

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2016

May 2, 2016

The All-State Journalism Team began in spring of 2005, when the Illinois Journalism Education Association recognized a need to honor those s...  Read More »

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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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October 23, 2015 • 0 comments

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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October 21, 2015 • 0 comments

Recent IJEA Features Stories

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

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

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

Harrisburg High School journalism adviser Cathy Wall was pragmatic in her advice to a room packed with other publications teachers from throughout Illinois. Pull other advisers...  Read More »

May 4, 2016 • 0 comments

Recent IJEA Video Stories

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 »

Video: Watch Janet Levin’s acceptance speech for the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award

May 4, 2015

CHARLESTON — The most effective way to advise a student publication is to ask questions rather than issue commands. And...  Read More »

Video: Mike Doyle reflects on career as he accepts 2014 James A. Tidwell Award

May 16, 2014

CHARLESTON — Mike Doyle, winner of IJEA's 2014 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education, used...  Read More »

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Why it matters that a journalist has won the Nobel Prize in Literature

Journalism has long existed on the periphery of the Nobel Prize in Literature. With Svetlana Alexievich's 2015 award, journalism takes center stage. What can we learn from the new Nobel laureate and her victory?

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October 9, 2015 • 0 comments

Recent IJEA Blog Stories

A few suggestions on how to celebrate Constitution Day

September 16, 2015

Thursday is Constitution Day, and there's no shortage of ways for journalism educators to celebrate it. The Colorado St...  Read More »

Students land a blow against prior review

August 31, 2015

Look, at some point high school principals will realize that prior review — real prior review, based on reading every single...  Read More »

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