Illinois JEA

Amanda Bright advises the award-winnng yearbook, student newspaper and student multimedia news site at Mattoon High School. She became a Certified Journalism Educator in 2009 and a Master Journalism Educator in 2015.

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Board Member

Jan 10, 2018
Congratulations, 2017 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners! (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
Chicago-area advisers learn from each other at 2017 Teach-In (Story)
Jul 17, 2017
FREE CURRICULUM: Advisers can download, use ‘Scholastic Media Law & Ethics in New Voices Illinois’ for this fall (Story)
May 16, 2017
IPF awards Illinois high schools with $25,000 in grants for 2017 (Story)
May 12, 2017
Brenda Field receives 2017 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education (Story)
May 12, 2017
IJEA inducts Stan Zoller, Brenda Field into 2017 Hall of Fame (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017 (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Start preparing for IHSA Journalism Sectionals (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
IJEA Blog: It’s OK to cheat! Use this to ID your deserving All-State Journalism Team member(s) (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Congratulations, 2016 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners! (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
IJEA Blog: What is RIGHT in journalism? Actually, quite a lot. (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2016
2016 IJEA Fall Conference in Review: Empowered staffs, empowered advisers (Story/Media)
Jul 29, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: Speech Rights of Student Journalists bill is law! (Story)
Jun 28, 2016
HB 5902: A Twitter Retrospective (Story)
Jun 28, 2016
UPDATE: HB 5902 is on governor’s desk (Story)
Jun 11, 2016
Become a Certified or Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference (Story)
Jun 06, 2016
Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon (Story)
Jun 01, 2016
House, Senate concur; HB5902 is headed to governor (Story)
May 28, 2016
Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act (HB 5902) unanimously approved by full Senate (Story)
May 19, 2016
Apply NOW: 2016 Summer Journalism Workshops (Story)
May 19, 2016
U of I offers new journalism camp focused on multimedia (Story)
May 12, 2016
IJEA announces 2016 Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest Winners (Story)
May 06, 2016
Speech Rights bill heads to Illinois Senate committee (Story)
May 04, 2016
Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education (Story)
May 02, 2016
IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2016 (Story)
Apr 30, 2016
IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
IHSA Journalism State is almost here! (Story)
Apr 23, 2016
Student journalists compete at IHSA Sectionals (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
Debrief: Behind the scenes of the student press freedom bill in the House (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
BREAKING NEWS: HB 5902 passes in the House! (Story)
Apr 17, 2016
JEA Write-Offs recognize 10 students from Illinois (Story)
Apr 16, 2016
3 Illinois schools take home Pacemakers (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act moves on to Illinois House (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Apply for FREE EIU summer journalism workshop (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
IPF awards Illinois high schools with $25,000 in grants (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Hersey adviser Janet Levin receives honor (Story)
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