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JEA names Field as 2017 Yearbook Adviser of the Year

JEA names Field as 2017 Yearbook Adviser of the Year

Journalism Education Association

February 1, 2018

The article originally appeared on the Journalism Education Association website. The Journalism Education Association has selected Brenda Field, MJE, of Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, as its 2017 H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. Field, who has been advising yearbook s...

Holley-Bruns, Doerner receive IJEA honors for their service

Holley-Bruns, Doerner receive IJEA honors for their service

By Amanda C. Bright, Co-Secretary and At-Large Board Member

September 18, 2017

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. Regardless, IJEA was not going to let either retire without honoring their contributions to the statewide journalism advisers organization. Lynn Holley-Bruns, lecturer of journali...

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

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

May 12, 2017

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

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

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

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

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 Hall of Fame during the IHSA State Journalism Competition at Eastern Illinois University. The Hall of Fame honors individual scholastic media educators who have made outstanding...

IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

September 29, 2016

In accepting the Friend of Scholastic Journalism award, Linda Jones spoke of everyone -- except herself. From the McCormick Foundation to the Scholastic Press Association of Chicago advisers, Jones honored the others who, for decades, have worked with her to positively influence Chicago-area high...

Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

May 4, 2016

Harrisburg High School journalism adviser Cathy Wall was pragmatic in her advice to a room packed with other publications teachers from throughout Illinois. Pull other advisers into the Illinois journalism community, she admonished. Build relationships with administrators to remind them we are on the...

Illinois students take home sixth-largest number of awards at Fall 2015 JEA Write-offs

Illinois students take home sixth-largest number of awards at Fall 2015 JEA Write-offs

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

November 18, 2015

There's probably no type of contest that better simulates the deadline conditions of real journalism than a write-off competition. No wonder the JEA Write-offs in Orlando attracted more than 2,000 participants. And Illinois students were right in the thick of things.

Hersey adviser Janet Levin receives honor

Hersey adviser Janet Levin receives honor

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Board Member

April 17, 2015

The long-time journalism educator has earned the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education.

Bielong named Illinois Scholastic Journalism Educator of the Year

April 11, 2013

Laurie Bielong, longtime adviser of the Hy News at Belleville West, was surprised Wednesday, April 10, at a faculty meeting by being named IJEA's 2013 Illinois Scholastic Journalism Educator of the Year. Carol Smith of the IJEA Board of Directors and Sally Renaud, IJEA executive director, presented...

Karen Waldron honored as Friend of Scholastic Journalism

September 24, 2012

Karen Waldron, longtime administrative aide at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and SISPA and IHSA coordinator, was honored Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as IJEA's Friend of Scholastic Journalism. Waldron, who has directed the annual SISPA convention in Carbondale and the IHSA sectionals at SIUC...

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