Illinois JEA

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

October 19, 2016


Filed under First Amendment, IJEA News, Press On!

Note: This information is courtesy of Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. If you have additional questions, please contact the SPLC through their legal request site, by email, or call (202) 785-5450. Illinois House Bill 5902, The Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act: What It Means To You On July 29...

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


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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...

2016 IJEA Fall Conference in Review: Empowered staffs, empowered advisers

2016 IJEA Fall Conference in Review: Empowered staffs, empowered advisers

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

September 19, 2016


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

With more than 320 Illinois high school journalists and their advisers in attendance this year, the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference is now in the books, or yearbooks, as the case may be. Students were able to attend a number of sessions -- from social media to reporting to advertising -- as well ...

BREAKING NEWS: Speech Rights of Student Journalists bill is law!

BREAKING NEWS: Speech Rights of Student Journalists bill is law!

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

July 29, 2016


Filed under First Amendment, IJEA News, Press On!

HB5902, the Speech Rights of Student Journalist Act, became law in Illinois on July 29. Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature means that student journalists and their advisers are protected against arbitrary censorship; now they can report responsibly about the ideas, events and issues that matter for both...

HB 5902: A Twitter Retrospective

HB 5902: A Twitter Retrospective

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

June 28, 2016


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From an idea to a public act signed by the governor into law, take a look at the journey of the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act through the lens of Twitter. (Click on the Storify logo to access.)

Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon

Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon

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

June 6, 2016


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

Keynote speaker Jamey Dunn-Thomason noted that it was so good to see so many great student journalists. It gave her hope for the future of journalism. All of the advisers, parents, and student journalists likely came away with the same impression after the annual Illinois Journalism Education...

IJEA announces 2016 Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest Winners

IJEA announces 2016 Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest Winners

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

May 12, 2016


Filed under IJEA News, Newspaper Contest, Press On!

In an effort to adapt to the changing scholastic newsrooms in Illinois and expand the possibilities for students to receive both feedback and encouragement, the Illinois Journalism Education Association expanded its newspaper contest this year. In addition to the change in how entries were submitted...

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


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

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...

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2016

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2016

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

May 2, 2016


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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, broad...

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

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

April 30, 2016


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With another state tournament in the books, attendees and participants noted that both the number of students and schools, as well as the quality of entires in this year's IHSA Journalism competition, were far above average. From broadcast to news writing to yearbook theme development, the judges were...

Meet our 2016 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Libertyville’s Hannah Boufford

Meet our 2016 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Libertyville’s Hannah Boufford

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

March 2, 2016


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The editor-in-chief of the awarding-winning newsmagazine Drops of Ink is our choice for top high school journalist in Illinois. Check inside for more about Hannah and our two runners-up, Hope Johnson and Danielle Tuchman!

Congratulations, 2015 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations, 2015 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

January 6, 2016


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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 2014-15 school year, Illinois high school journalists shined in IJEA's 2015 Yearbook Contest. Check out the complete results inside.

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