Illinois JEA

Brenda Field receives 2017 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

Brenda Field receives 2017 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

May 12, 2017


Filed under Adviser Recognition, IJEA News, IJEA Video, James A. Tidwell Award, Press On!

The Glenbrook South High School yearbook adviser and state director for the IJEA encourages advisers to "Fly the J" as a reference to her beloved Cubs and scholastic press freedom in Illinois

IHSA reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline to sign up for the 2017 tournament

IHSA reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline to sign up for the 2017 tournament

January 30, 2017


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

Does your school intend to compete in this year's IHSA journalism tournament? If so, the deadline to enter your school into the competition is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Read on for more information about signing up for the 2017 tourney.

Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

Cathy Wall receives 2016 James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

May 4, 2016


Filed under Adviser Recognition, IJEA News, IJEA Video, James A. Tidwell Award, Press On!

Harrisburg High School journalism adviser Cathy Wall was pragmatic in her advice to a room packed with other publications teachers from throughout Illinois. Pull other advisers into the Illinois journalism community, she admonished. Build relationships with administrators to remind them we are on the...

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

April 30, 2016


Filed under IHSA Tournament, IJEA News, Press On!

With another state tournament in the books, attendees and participants noted that both the number of students and schools, as well as the quality of entires in this year's IHSA Journalism competition, were far above average. From broadcast to news writing to yearbook theme development, the judges were...

IHSA Journalism State is almost here!

IHSA Journalism State is almost here!

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

April 26, 2016


Filed under IHSA Tournament

More than 350 Illinois high school journalists will be traveling to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., on April 29 to compete at the highest level -- IHSA Journalism State. With 86 schools initially involved, now each of the 17 categories boasts only the best 21 students in the state. With...

IHSA approves changes to state journalism tournament

IHSA approves changes to state journalism tournament

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

The biggest change concerns photography, but five other events were also revised. It's never too early to prepare for the spring tournament, so read on!

Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year

Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 2, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

The Eastern Illinois University campus was buzzing with high school journalists May 1 as the best in the state competed for individual medals and team trophies.

Good luck at IHSA State! (#IHSAJ2015)

April 27, 2015


Filed under Contests, IHSA Tournament

IHSA Journalism State is THIS Friday. IJEA wishes the best of luck to all student journalist competitors, and remember, you are among the BEST!

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