Illinois JEA

Yearbook award announced

January 24, 2014


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Congratulations to all the winners, both overall and individual, for the 2013 IJEA Yearbook Contest. Below are the overall winners in all six enrollment divisions, and a link to the individual category winner. Division I Lewistown Community Okawville Greenfield     Division II University-Urbana PORTA Payson Seymour     Division III ...

Video: Press on! Film critic Dann Gire honored as 2013 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

Video: Press on! Film critic Dann Gire honored as 2013 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

September 15, 2013


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URBANA — Dann Gire, film critic for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, was named the 2013 Friend of Scholastic Journalism by the IJEA Sept. 13 at the Colonial Room of the Illini Union on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah Doerner, IJEA president, had this to...

2012-13 All-State Team to be honored June 1 at Executive Mansion

May 8, 2013


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Each year the IJEA names members of the All-State Journalism Team, those MVPs without whom their student media would not run as smoothly. Advisers nominate students who rise to the challenge, who work to ensure the publication or broadcast media meet deadlines, are error-free and represent the school....

Video: Top 10 great things about advising from Educator of the Year Laurie Bielong

Video: Top 10 great things about advising from Educator of the Year Laurie Bielong

April 29, 2013


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CHARLESTON — Belleville West newspaper adviser Laurie Bielong, along with sound effects, gave a fantastic acceptance speech for the 2013 Illinois Scholastic Journalism Educator of the Year award at the IJEA adviser breakfast held in conjunction with the IHSA journalism state final April 26 at Eastern...

Bielong named Illinois Scholastic Journalism Educator of the Year

April 11, 2013


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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


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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...

2010-11 All-State high school journalists honored

2010-11 All-State high school journalists honored

June 15, 2011


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At a ceremony Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Executive Mansion in Springfield, the IJEA honored the state's top high school journalists. At this annual event, co-sponsored by the Illinois Press Foundation, students, their advisers and their families celebrated excellence in scholastic journalism....

IJEA Newspaper contest winners announced.

May 6, 2011


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The results of the 2011 IJEA newspaper contest were announced Friday, May 6, at the IJEA Advisers' Breakfast at the IHSA state journalism finals. U-High Midway from University High School in Chicago, The MHS Mirror from Mattoon and The Voice from Huntley took first-place honors in their enrollment categories....

News from the JEA/NSPA convention April 14-17, 2011, in Anaheim, California

News from the JEA/NSPA convention April 14-17, 2011, in Anaheim, California

April 18, 2011


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Congratulations to IJOY Alexandria Johnson, of Rolling Meadows High School, for being named one of six runners-up for the Journalist of the Year at the closing ceremonies in Anaheim. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the work as a high school journalist. Her adviser is Stan Zoller. The JOY was...

Southern Illinois School Press Association Adviser Winners!

March 5, 2011


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At the Southern Illinois School Press Association annual spring conference in Carbondale, two advisers were honored by their peers. Yearbook Adviser of the Year was Kathy Stone of Greenville High School. Newspaper Adviser of the Year was John Wells of F. J. Reitz High School in Evansville, Ind....

Sad news

September 25, 2010


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From the president Friends, I am sorry to report that Diana Peckham, former IJEA president and Hall of Fame member, passed away in the hospital Wednesday in Morton, Ill.  The Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton, IL is in charge of her funeral.  The funeral home is located at 140 S. Detroit Ave, Morton,...

IJOY 2010 – Jimmy Hibsch

August 30, 2010


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Jimmy Hibsch, editor-in-chief of The Pacer at Rolling Meadows High School, was named the IJOY for 2010. Hibsch received a plaque and a check for $300, and his name was forwarded to the national competition as the representative from Illinois. With him is runner-up Andrea Behling, editor-in-chief at Be...

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