Illinois JEA

SISPA honors Colleen Seaton at its February conference in Carbondale

March 17, 2013

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Congratulations to Marissa Jr./Sr. High School newspaper adviser Colleen Seaton for being honored as the 2013 Newspaper Adviser of the Year for SISPA....

Four Illinois schools are Online Pacemaker finalists

March 12, 2013

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Four Illinois school student media online editions have been named Pacermaker finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association. They are: Niles West News, Niles West HS, Skokie, Ill. Ivana Kosir, editor Evelyn Lauer, adviser   Clarion, Riverside-Brookfield HS, R...

Annual newspaper contest adds five categories

February 4, 2013

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The annual IJEA Newspaper Contest, with a March 23 deadline, has five new categories this year, three to answer the growing number of high school newspapers in Illinois that have gone online. The new categories are headlines, centerspreads, blogging, multimedia packages and overall websites. All I...

Illinois staffs do well at national convention

December 3, 2012

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A few “shout-outs” to some winners at the annual high school media convention, this year in San Antonio, Nov. 15-18, including Gabrielle Abesamis Niles West News, Niles West High School in Skokie for taking first place in the Diversity Story competition, Erin Kelly The Talon Times, Lakes, Community Hig...

Feedback wanted!

September 18, 2012

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Peter Bobkowski, a professor from the University of Kansas, has developed a website to showcase Kansas students' journalistic writing.  He is looking for feedback about the site and to find out if this would be something that journalists outside of Kansas may be interested.  Below is the description of w...

Newsletter now available online

September 5, 2012

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Want to catch up on the latest information about the IJEA?  If you cannot find your hard copy, go to  You'll find plenty of information -- including details about the annual fall conference scheduled for next Friday, Sept. 14 at Eastern...

First 20 advisers get free ‘loaded’ flashdrive

August 20, 2012

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The first 20 advisers to sign up for the 2012 IJEA Fall Conference will receive a free 2 GB flashdrive with teaching materials and resources, courtesy of IJEA. Subjects include media law, story ideas and going digital. "We want to make sure that advisers have resources for their classrooms and newsrooms...

Register for the 2012 IJEA Fall Conference, featuring new Write-Off, Photo track, CPDUs

July 20, 2012

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Getting your staffs ready: Register for the 2012 IJEA Fall Conference What happens when the beautiful Illini Union undergoes renovations? Well, our IJEA Fall Conference has to find a temporary home. This year, and this year only, the IJEA Fall Conference will be held Sept. 14 at the Martin Luther Ki...

June 26, 2012

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Some spots still left! Free journalism educator's workshop: Aug. 8 Free CPDUs! Join us! Calling all high school advisers and journalism educators-as you start to think of the 2012-13 school year, please consider spending a day with us! A free workshop for teachers and advisers of high school jou...

Karen Waldron to be honored at Fall Conference

June 6, 2012

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Karen Waldon, administrative aide for SIUC's School of Journalism, will be awarded the 2012 IJEA Friend of Scholastic Journalism. For many years, Karen has coordinated the SISPA conference, as well as the IHSA sectional held in Carbondale. Karen will receive her award at the Adviser Luncheon at the...

Free Teacher Workshop

May 21, 2012

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A free workshop for teachers and advisers of high school journalism will be offered Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Loyola in downtown Chicago. Advisers from the city and surrounding area are encouraged to register for the one-day event, which features Candace and John Bowen from Kent State, James Tidwell from ...

Libertyville journalist gets NINA honor

May 14, 2012

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Congratulations to  Taylor Wanbaugh,  editor-in-chief of the Drops of Ink at Libertyville High School, who was recently named the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's  Journalist of the Year.  Adviser Michael Gluskin says "she is certainly deserving of it."

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