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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, 2017No Comments

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!

Recent IJEA Blog Stories

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)

February 27, 2017

I know your proverbial plates are literally full, so this week, I'm giving you permission to cheat. That's right. I'm...

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...

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Holley-Bruns, Doerner receive IJEA honors for their service

Holley-Bruns, Doerner receive IJEA honors for their service

September 18, 2017No Comments

For one, it was her final year directing the IJEA Fall Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. For the other, it was a lifetime of service as past president of the Illinois Journalism Education Association. Rega...

Chicago-area advisers learn from each other at 2017 Teach-In

Chicago-area advisers learn from each other at 2017 Teach-In

August 21, 2017No Comments

Scholastic media advisers gathered in a high rise on Wacker Drive on Aug. 8 to not only enjoy the Chicago newsroom of Northwestern University's Medill School and its view of Lake Michigan, but also to learn more about the...

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

July 17, 2017No Comments

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...

Recent IJEA News Stories

IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

May 19, 2017

The best student journalists in Illinois converged on the campus of Eastern Illinois University on April 28 to compete at...

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

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

May 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Press Foundation, the 501(c)3 arm of the Illinois Press Association, has announced the award...

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...

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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

May 12, 20171 Comment

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

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

October 23, 2015No Comments

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.

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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