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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


Filed under IJEA Blog, IJEA News, Press On!

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.

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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


Filed under Advice, IJEA Blog, IJEA News, Press On!

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


Filed under IJEA Blog, IJEA News, Press On!

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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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


Filed under IJEA Fall Conference, IJEA News, Press On!

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...

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


Filed under Adviser Recognition, Awards, Friend of Scholastic Journalism, IJEA Fall Conference, IJEA News, Press On!

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...

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

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

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

August 21, 2017


Filed under Conferences/Workshops, First Amendment, IJEA News, Press On!, Regional Press Associations

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 pressing issues in student media advising for the new school year. The 2017...

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

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

July 17, 2017


Filed under First Amendment, IJEA News, Illinois Press Foundation, Press On!, Resources, Showcase

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 recognized the responsibility that this legislation necessitated to both understand an...

IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

Amanda Bright, Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

May 19, 2017


Filed under Eastern Illinois University, IHSA Tournament, IJEA News, Press On!

Results, FB Live video, photo gallery, Storify of social media document 2017 IHSA Journalism events

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

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

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

May 16, 2017


Filed under IJEA News, Illinois Press Foundation, Press On!

21 schools receive funds to help their scholastic journalism programs, thanks to the Illinois Press Foundation's annual program of mini-grants.

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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

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

May 12, 2017


Filed under Adviser Recognition, IJEA News, IJEA Video, James A. Tidwell Award, Press On!

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

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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


Filed under Adviser Recognition, Eastern Illinois University, Hall of Fame, IJEA News, IJEA Video, Press On!

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 selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

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

April 28, 2017


Filed under All-State, IJEA News, Press On!

The All-State Journalism Team began in spring of 2005, when the Illinois Journalism Education Association recognized a need to honor those students who have proven themselves indispensable to their respective school media (e.g., yearbook, print or online newspaper, print or online newsmagazine, ...

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