Illinois JEA

Video: Watch Janet Levin’s acceptance speech for the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award

Video: Watch Janet Levin’s acceptance speech for the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 4, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, IJEA Video, Press On!

The longtime Hersey High newspaper adviser was honored May 1 at the IHSA state final, and she had some insights and advice for her peers.

Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year

Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 2, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

The Eastern Illinois University campus was buzzing with high school journalists May 1 as the best in the state competed for individual medals and team trophies.

Congratulations, IHSA state qualifiers and sectional champs!

Congratulations, IHSA state qualifiers and sectional champs!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 25, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

Qualifiers in 17 events were chosen April 25 at seven sectional sites for the IHSA journalism state final, which takes place May 1 in Charleston.

Apply for FREE EIU summer journalism workshop

Apply for FREE EIU summer journalism workshop

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Board Member

April 23, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

The Illinois Press Foundation and Eastern Illinois University are partnering once again to provide a FREE two-week journalism workshop for students.

Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention

Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

In a strong showing at the 2015 Spring National High School Journalism Convention, Illinois students and advisers brought home Pacemakers, Best of Show honors and Write-Off awards.

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

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

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Board Member

April 20, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

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

Hersey adviser Janet Levin receives honor

Hersey adviser Janet Levin receives honor

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Board Member

April 17, 2015


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

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

The 2015 Illinois Journalist of the Year is Ashley Yong!

The 2015 Illinois Journalist of the Year is Ashley Yong!

March 7, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

Congratulations to 2015 Illinois Journalist of the Year Ashley Yong of Hinsdale South, and her adviser Jim Kelly. JEA's East Region Director Stan Zoller and Illinois State Director Brenda Field made the announcement at the high school Monday, March 2.

Upcoming scholastic journalism events!

Upcoming scholastic journalism events!

February 28, 2015


Filed under Announcements, IJEA News, Showcase

Need a timeline? Check out the dates and events below for student journalists and their advisers to continue to learn and grow!

Does anyone have a great lesson plan for …

Does anyone have a great lesson plan for …

February 19, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Showcase

Typically, journalism advisers and educators are the only ones (or one of only a few) who teach that subject matter. It's tough to collaborate and get new ideas at times — for all of us. Enter the JEA Curriculum. By joining the Journalism Education Association, you will get access to a ful...

Four Illinois newspapers named NSPA Pacemakers

Four Illinois newspapers named NSPA Pacemakers

December 1, 2014


Filed under Contests, IJEA News

Four Illinois student newspapers have been named Pacemakers by the National Scholastic Press Association. They are: • The Advocate, Washington Community High School, Haley Willis, editor, Jennifer Reiser, adviser • Omega, Downers Grove North High School, Rachel Krusenoski, Nicole Williams, edit...

IJEA’s Stan Zoller selected for NSPA’s top honor to journalism educators

IJEA’s Stan Zoller selected for NSPA’s top honor to journalism educators

September 29, 2014


Filed under Adviser Recognition, IJEA News

The former Rolling Meadows adviser and tireless scholastic journalism advocate will receive the Pioneer Award in November at the JEA/NSPA Fall National Convention.

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