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IJEA Blog: Don’t stay on your island alone — help us get ready for JEA/NSPA Chicago ’18

Recent IJEA Blog Stories

IJEA Blog: Teaching my journalism students—again

IJEA Blog: Teaching my journalism students—again

October 11, 2017

It was as surprising to them as it was to me. Two of my former high school journalists were now in my college section...

IJEA Blog: Here’s how you can help student media programs hit by Hurricane Harvey

IJEA Blog: Here’s how you can help student media programs hit by Hurricane Harvey

September 25, 2017

Scholastic journalism programs around the country have united to assist their Texas counterparts affected by Hurricane Harvey. Check inside to learn how you and your students can join this nationwide effort.

IJEA Blog: Encourage your news and feature writers to compete at the IJEA Fall Conference!

IJEA Blog: Encourage your news and feature writers to compete at the IJEA Fall Conference!

September 12, 2017

Do you have a couple of writers on your staff whose talents you would like to showcase at this Friday's IJEA Fall Conference? Here's an opportunity for them to refine their skills under real-world conditions — and perhaps even win an award. Read on to learn more!

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Richwoods High School principal named 2019 Administrator of the Year
Prospect High School student named 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year

Recent IJEA News Stories

Congratulations to our 2018 Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 Yearbook Contest winners!

January 26, 2019

Throughout Illinois, no matter the size of the school or program, yearbook staffs and advisers created wonderful journalism as they told the stories of their 2017-18 school year. In recognition of that work, the IJEA is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 Yearbook Contest!

We’re looking for a new home

We’re looking for a new home

October 9, 2018

After enjoying Eastern Illinois University's hospitality for the past 30 years, the IJEA is looking for a new home and a new executive director. If your university or college is interested in being the site of IJEA's new headquarters, check inside for more information.

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

September 20, 2018

The National Scholastic Press Association has honored IJEA's long-time executive director with its highest award for journalism educators. Congratulations, Sally!

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Brenda Field receives 2017 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

Recent IJEA Video Stories

IJEA inducts Stan Zoller, Brenda Field into 2017 Hall of Fame

IJEA inducts Stan Zoller, Brenda Field into 2017 Hall of Fame

May 12, 2017

Cathy Wall, herself a member of the IJEA Hall of Fame, inducted Stan Zoller and Brenda Field into the 2017 class of the IJEA...

IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

September 29, 2016

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

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...

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When schools take free speech seriously, so do students
Who better to celebrate Free Speech Week than journalism teachers and advisers?

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

October 21, 2015

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.

Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact

Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact

September 4, 2015

After 15 years, the ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute has come to an end, but not before helping more than 2,340 teachers — including 101 from Illinois — become better educators and advisers.

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

Remembering Georgia Stohr: A tribute from her students

June 16, 2015

When LaSalle-Peru yearbook adviser Georgia Stohr died in late May from cancer, her students grieved, but they also did what Stohr would have insisted on — they soldiered through the remainder of their school year. Now they pay tribute to their beloved teacher.

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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