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Richwoods High School principal named 2019 Administrator of the Year

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Prospect High School student named 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year

Prospect High School student named 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year

March 4, 2019

Ayse Eldes, a senior at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, has been named the 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year. She is IJEA’s 30th Journalist of the Year since 1989 and the first Prospect student to be named the state’s top scholastic journalist. Congratulations to Ayse and adviser Jason Block!

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield
Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield