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Meet our 2017 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Downers Grove North’s Abigail “Abbe” Murphy

Meet our 2017 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Downers Grove North’s Abigail “Abbe” Murphy

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

March 4, 2017


Filed under IJEA News, IJOY, Press On!

The editor-in-chief of the awarding-winning Omega newspaper of Downers Grove North High School is our choice for top high school journalist in Illinois. Check inside for more about Abbe and runner-up, Marissa Martinez!

IJEA Blog: The lasting lessons of a high school journalism education

IJEA Blog: The lasting lessons of a high school journalism education

Alexandria Johnson, 2011 Illinois Journalist of the Year

February 13, 2017


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As the Feb. 15 deadline nears for entering the 2017 Illinois Journalist of the Year contest, former IJOY Alexandria Johnson offers her reflections on what scholastic journalism has meant to her. Alexandria says she's still using the lessons she learned from high school journalism to help others.

IJEA Blog: Seniors, here’s how to get ready for the upcoming Illinois Journalist of the Year contest

IJEA Blog: Seniors, here’s how to get ready for the upcoming Illinois Journalist of the Year contest

Brenda Field, MJE, Illinois State Director, JEA

January 30, 2017


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Who will succeed Libertyville's Hannah Boufford as Illinois Journalist of the Year? JEA State Director Brenda Field has some advice for those seniors who plan to compete for the honor: Let your passion shine through!

IJEA Blog: Three life lessons from Room 216

IJEA Blog: Three life lessons from Room 216

Lauren Lawley Head, 1994 IJEA Journalist of the Year

December 5, 2016


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More than 20 years after earning IJEA's top individual honor, former Illinois Journalist of the Year Lauren Lawley Head is still putting into practice the lessons she learned as a high school reporter and editor.

Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon

Meet the Winners: IJOYs and All-State Team honored at annual IPF/IJEA Luncheon

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

June 6, 2016


Filed under All-State, Announcements, IJEA News, IJOY, Press On!

Keynote speaker Jamey Dunn-Thomason noted that it was so good to see so many great student journalists. It gave her hope for the future of journalism. All of the advisers, parents, and student journalists likely came away with the same impression after the annual Illinois Journalism Education...

Meet our 2016 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Libertyville’s Hannah Boufford

Meet our 2016 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Libertyville’s Hannah Boufford

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under IJEA News, IJOY, Press On!

The editor-in-chief of the awarding-winning newsmagazine Drops of Ink is our choice for top high school journalist in Illinois. Check inside for more about Hannah and our two runners-up, Hope Johnson and Danielle Tuchman!

Meet our new All-State Team!

Meet our new All-State Team!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 5, 2015


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Whether they're editing copy, writing headlines, designing pages or otherwise saving the day behind the scenes, these nine students make sure their school publications deliver excellence in journalism.

Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention

Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

In a strong showing at the 2015 Spring National High School Journalism Convention, Illinois students and advisers brought home Pacemakers, Best of Show honors and Write-Off awards.

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...

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


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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...

2010-11 All-State high school journalists honored

2010-11 All-State high school journalists honored

June 15, 2011


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At a ceremony Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Executive Mansion in Springfield, the IJEA honored the state's top high school journalists. At this annual event, co-sponsored by the Illinois Press Foundation, students, their advisers and their families celebrated excellence in scholastic journalism....

2011 Illinois Journalist of the Year – Alexandria Johnson

March 9, 2011


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Randy Swikle congratulates 2011 Illinois Journalist of the Year, Alexandria Johnson. Her adviser is Stan Zoller. Illinois JEA State Director Randy Swikle made the presentation at Rolling Meadows HS Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Runner up: Faiaz Khan of University of Chicago HS; adviser: Wayne Brasler....

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