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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


Filed under Adviser Recognition, Awards, IJEA News, Press On!, Showcase

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...

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...

Save the date for #IJEA15!

Save the date for #IJEA15!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 15, 2015


Filed under Conferences/Workshops, IJEA Fall Conference, IJEA News, Press On!, Showcase

The newsroom of the future is here, and you can learn all about it at our Fall Conference in September. Staffers from DNAinfo Chicago will deliver our keynote, and the conference will offer plenty of expert sessions.

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...

2013-14 All-State Team honored by IJEA at year-end event

2013-14 All-State Team honored by IJEA at year-end event

June 13, 2014


Filed under All-State, Contests, IJEA News, IJOY, Showcase

Twelve Illinois high school media staff members named to the 2013-14 All-State Journalism Team, sponsored by the Illinois Journalism Education Association, were honored in a ceremony Saturday, June 7, at the Executive Mansion in Springfield.  Also honored was the Illinois Journalist of the Year and...

Award winners told to use their power to inspire

Award winners told to use their power to inspire

June 10, 2014


Filed under IJEA News, Showcase

On June 7, Daily Herald Film Critic Dann Gire was the featured speaker at IJEA’s annual award luncheon at the Governor’s mansion in Springfield.  Here's what he told the students and their faculty advisers. IN MAY, my daughter Lauren gave this to me for a birthday present. It's a plaque that says ...

Lane Tech editor-in-chief named 2014 Illinois Journalist of the Year

Lane Tech editor-in-chief named 2014 Illinois Journalist of the Year

March 12, 2014


Filed under Contests, IJEA News, IJOY, Showcase

Walker Post, editor-in-chief of The Warrior at Lane Technical High School in Chicago, is the 2014 Illinois Journalist of the Year. The announcement was made during the annual spring conference of the Scholastic Press Association of Chicago (SPAC) on Tuesday. Post, who will attend The Universit...

Showcase area displays top stories in a variety of formats

Showcase area displays top stories in a variety of formats

Sample Student, News Editor

December 29, 2013


Filed under Showcase

This area at the top of the homepage is called the Home Top Story & Showcase Area. You can use this space to showcase your top stories. You have two options for this area: displaying a single Top Story or showcasing many stories/photos most recently added to single category. There are many options...

Adding a featured image enhances each story

Adding a featured image enhances each story

Sample Student, Sports Editor

December 27, 2013


Filed under Showcase

There are two ways to add a photo to a story in WordPress.  One is to set the photo as a Featured Image for the story, and the other is to insert the photo into the body of the story’s text.  Your SNO site is designed to make use of the Featured Image method.  Photos inserted directly into the body...

Design your site to fit your publication’s style

Design your site to fit your publication’s style

Sample Student

December 22, 2013


Filed under Showcase

The SNO Framework is built around the idea of giving site owners complete flexibility with easy to customize options for every aspect of their sites. The SNO Design Options page, available under the Appearance tab on the left side of your WordPress dashboard, allows you to change to a different pres...

Avoid double story placement

Avoid double story placement

Sample Student

December 20, 2013


Filed under Showcase

If you place stories in more than one category, say both Showcase and Sports, the story will display in both of these sections on the homepage.  The recommend way of working with this is to place a story in the Showcase category first, and then once other stories have displaced it as a top story, change...

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