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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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FREE CURRICULUM: Advisers can download, use ‘Scholastic Media Law & Ethics in New Voices Illinois’ for this fall

FREE CURRICULUM: Advisers can download, use ‘Scholastic Media Law & Ethics in New Voices Illinois’ for this fall

On July 29, 2016, Illinois became a New Voices state when the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act (HB 5902) became law. The Illinois Journalism Education Association was elated at the bill’s passage, but we also re...

July 17, 2017No Comments

IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

Results, FB Live video, photo gallery, Storify of social media document 2017 IHSA Journalism events

May 19, 2017No Comments

IPF awards Illinois high schools with $25,000 in grants for 2017

IPF awards Illinois high schools with $25,000 in grants for 2017

21 schools receive funds to help their scholastic journalism programs, thanks to the Illinois Press Foundation's annual program of mini-grants.

May 16, 2017No Comments

Recent IJEA News Stories

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

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

May 12, 2017

Glenbrook South High School yearbook adviser and Illinois JEA State Director Brenda Field couldn't help but reference the...

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 selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

April 28, 2017

The All-State Journalism Team began in spring of 2005, when the Illinois Journalism Education Association recognized a need to hono...

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

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

The Glenbrook South High School yearbook adviser and state director for the IJEA encourages advisers to "Fly the J" as a reference to her beloved Cubs and scholastic press freedom in Illinois

May 12, 20171 Comment

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

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?

October 21, 2015

For a teacher, there is almost nothing more rewarding than watching students emerge from their shells, begin to reason through...

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...

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