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IJEA Blog: Don’t stay on your island alone — help us get ready for JEA/NSPA Chicago ’18

IJEA Blog: Don’t stay on your island alone — help us get ready for JEA/NSPA Chicago ’18

Brenda Field, MJE, Illinois State Director, JEA

October 24, 2017

Hall of Famer Brenda Field is the local chair for the JEA/NSPA Fall Convention scheduled for Chicago in 2018. It's not too late to get involved, she says — and what you put in now will pay dividends throughout your career.

IJEA Blog: Teaching my journalism students—again

IJEA Blog: Teaching my journalism students—again

By Amanda C. Bright, Co-Secretary and At-Large Board Member

October 11, 2017

It was as surprising to them as it was to me. Two of my former high school journalists were now in my college section of news writing. I was thrilled, and I was hoping they were as well. As the semester progressed, and those first awkward moments of nomenclature (do we call her Mrs., Instruct...

IJEA Blog: In praise of journalism conferences and conventions

IJEA Blog: In praise of journalism conferences and conventions

Brenda Field, MJE, Illinois State Director, JEA

November 21, 2016

Brenda Field attended her first JEA/NSPA convention in 1996. More than 30 conventions later, she's still attending — and still learning! Whether you go with or without students, conventions will always leave you feeling inspired, refreshed and renewed.

IJEA Blog: Use social media to maintain your extended family of students

IJEA Blog: Use social media to maintain your extended family of students

Dr. Sally Renaud, IJEA Executive Director

November 15, 2016

One of the best parts of being a publications adviser is building a camaraderie with students that will endure long after graduation. Using social media to stay in touch is a great way to make those bonds even stronger!

IJEA Blog: Fall Conference offered ideal venue to connect and inspire

IJEA Blog: Fall Conference offered ideal venue to connect and inspire

Carol Smith, IJEA Board Member

September 19, 2016

Yet another reason to get involved in scholastic journalism organizations was on display Sept. 16 at IJEA's Fall Conference. Kirkwood High adviser Mitch Eden (shown here at a different event with Mary Beth Tinker) led the way with his motivational advice, as IJEA board member Carol Smith recounts.

IJEA Blog: We are stronger together, so join a journalism organization today!

IJEA Blog: We are stronger together, so join a journalism organization today!

Brad Bennewitz, IJEA President

September 12, 2016

Whether it's students bonding at a conference or advisers talking shop over lunch, scholastic journalism associations can provide support in all kinds of ways.

Innovation pays off for first-year adviser Kristen DiGiorgio

Innovation pays off for first-year adviser Kristen DiGiorgio

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 27, 2015

The Bradley-Bourbonnais teacher (and IJEA member) was a national winner in the 1 For All First Amendment Challenge, which recognized inventive approaches to teaching the five foundational freedoms of American democracy.

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