Illinois JEA

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Promoting and Supporting Excellence in Scholastic Journalism Since 1988

Illinois Journalism Education Association
Eastern Illinois University
Journalism Department
2521 Buzzard Hall
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6003  •  [email protected]

The Illinois Journalism Education Association, founded in 1988, is dedicated to fostering excellence in the teaching and practice of high school journalism. We are based at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where we are headquartered in EIU’s Department of Journalism.

Our executive director is Dr. Sally Renaud, professor of journalism at EIU and ex officio member of the IJEA Board of Directors. A complete list of our board members can be found here. We invite you to learn more about our organization by visiting the sections listed below.

Our Purpose: What is IJEA?

Our Background: IJEA History

Our Structure and Rules: IJEA Bylaws

Our Leadership: IJEA Officers and Directors

Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
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