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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


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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: Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

IJEA Blog: Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

Stan Zoller, MJE, IJEA Board Member

February 20, 2017


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Never before have the media and the First Amendment come under such ridicule and hatred by a sitting president. During Scholastic Journalism Week — Feb. 19 to 25 — scholastic media outlets should encourage their audiences to become civically engaged and contact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to let them know that an assault on the First Amendment is not only an attack on professional journalists but on the nation’s students as well.

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!

Congratulations to Katie Comeford, a JEA Rising Star!

Congratulations to Katie Comeford, a JEA Rising Star!

January 30, 2017


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The Journalism Education Association has selected 10 scholastic media advisers to receive its 2017 Rising Star Award, and the winners include IJEA board member Katie Comeford, yearbook and digital news media adviser at Phoenix Military Academy in Chicago. Congratulations, Katie!

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


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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: Becoming a CJE is well worth the effort

IJEA Blog: Becoming a CJE is well worth the effort

Trudy Hurd, CJE, Retired Journalism Educator

October 10, 2016


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A decade ago, Trudy Hurd put in the hard work to pass JEA's Certified Journalism Educator exam. The now-retired yearbook adviser explains why all advisers should embark on the journey to becoming certified.

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


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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


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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.

Don’t let your students miss out! Orlando JEA Write-off registration deadline is Oct. 21

Don’t let your students miss out! Orlando JEA Write-off registration deadline is Oct. 21

October 20, 2015


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Part of the fun of attending a JEA/NSPA Convention is giving your students the opportunity to compete against their peers in JEA Write-off contests. So be sure to sign up!

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