Illinois JEA

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.

IJEA Blog: Say “Yes” to scholastic journalism!

IJEA Blog: Say “Yes” to scholastic journalism!

Sarah Foster, 2014 IJOY Runner-up

October 2, 2016


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The responsibilities journalism students shoulder allow them to produce something far bigger than themselves, as 2014 IJOY runner-up Sarah Foster knows from experience.

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!

What would Queen Latifah do? Advice for the next generation of journalists

What would Queen Latifah do? Advice for the next generation of journalists

By Carla Jimenez

June 10, 2015


Filed under IJEA Features, Press On!

One of the highlights of Saturday's IJEA awards luncheon was the inspiring speech by Carla Jimenez. Read on to find out what Queen Latifah has to do with great journalism!

The future is looking bright: IJEA, Illinois Press Foundation honor high school journalism standouts

The future is looking bright: IJEA, Illinois Press Foundation honor high school journalism standouts

By Sally Renaud, IJEA Executive Director

June 7, 2015


Filed under IJEA News, Press On!

With the end of the school year came IJEA's annual awards — a chance to salute some of the most talented j-students in the state.

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


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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.

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


Filed under Contests, IJEA News, IJOY, Showcase

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...

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