Illinois JEA

Congratulations to our 2018 Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 Yearbook Contest winners!

January 26, 2019


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Throughout Illinois, no matter the size of the school or program, yearbook staffs and advisers created wonderful journalism as they told the stories of their 2017-18 school year. In recognition of that work, the Illinois Journalism Education Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 IJEA Yearbook Contest!

We’re looking for a new home

We’re looking for a new home

October 9, 2018


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After enjoying Eastern Illinois University's hospitality for the past 30 years, the IJEA is looking for a new home and a new executive director. If your university or college is interested in being the site of IJEA's new headquarters, check inside for more information.

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

September 20, 2018


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The National Scholastic Press Association has honored IJEA's long-time executive director with its highest award for journalism educators. Congratulations, Sally!

Broadcast journalist Ted Land to headline IJEA Fall Conference Sept. 14

Broadcast journalist Ted Land to headline IJEA Fall Conference Sept. 14

August 1, 2018


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Join us Friday, Sept. 14, for the 2018 IJEA Fall Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ted Land, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast reporter and video journalist for KING 5 News in Seattle, will be our keynote speaker.

Natalie White named national runner-up in JEA’s 2018 Journalist of the Year competition

Natalie White named national runner-up in JEA’s 2018 Journalist of the Year competition

April 16, 2018


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The 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year, Natalie White of Downers Grove North High School, has been honored as one of six national runners-up in the Journalism Education Association's 2018 Journalist of the Year contest. JEA announced the national winner and runners-up April 14 at the closing awards...

Downers Grove North student named 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year

Downers Grove North student named 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year

March 14, 2018


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Natalie White, a senior at Downers Grove North High School, has been named the 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year by the Illinois Journal Education Association. She is IJEA’s 29th Journalist of the Year since 1989. The honor comes with a scholarship and makes her eligible to compete for the natio...

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


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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...

Congratulations, 2017 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations, 2017 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

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

January 10, 2018


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Whether it was copy writing, sports coverage, photography, graphics, layout and design, divider pages, theme development or overall coverage of the 2016-17 school year, Illinois high school journalists shined in IJEA's 2017 Yearbook Contest. Check out the complete results inside.

IJEA Blog: Don’t stay on your island alone — help us get ready for JEA/NSPA Chicago ’18

IJEA Blog: Don’t stay on your island alone — help us get ready for JEA/NSPA Chicago ’18

Brenda Field, MJE, Illinois State Director, JEA

October 24, 2017


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Hall of Famer Brenda Field is the local chair for the JEA/NSPA Fall Convention scheduled for Chicago in 2018. It's not too late to get involved, she says — and what you put in now will pay dividends throughout your career.

IJEA Blog: Teaching my journalism students—again

IJEA Blog: Teaching my journalism students—again

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

October 11, 2017


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It was as surprising to them as it was to me. Two of my former high school journalists were now in my college section of news writing. I was thrilled, and I was hoping they were as well. As the semester progressed, and those first awkward moments of nomenclature (do we call her Mrs., Instruct...

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

Katie Comeford Fernandez, IJEA Board Member

September 25, 2017


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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.

Advisers, student journalists learn, collaborate at 2017 IJEA Fall Conference

Advisers, student journalists learn, collaborate at 2017 IJEA Fall Conference

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

September 19, 2017


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Student journalists and advisers from across Illinois were able to share ideas and enjoy like-minded conversation during this year's IJEA Fall Conference on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Centered on building both skills and tenacity in the next generation of journal...

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