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

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: 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

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.

Become a Certified or Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference

Become a Certified or Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference

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

June 11, 2016

For the second year, the Journalism Education Association will be offering the exam to become a Certified Journalism Educator or a Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 Fall Conference (Friday, Sept. 16) held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The designation of Certified Journal...

JEA Write-Offs recognize 10 students from Illinois

JEA Write-Offs recognize 10 students from Illinois

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

April 17, 2016

Ten journalists from Illinois made the trip back from California with JEA Write-Off honors. Congratulations and kudos for amazing performances against other students from across the nation (1,268 participants, to be exact).   Superior Feature Writing Ciara McCormack Lyons Towns...

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

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!

Illinois students take home sixth-largest number of awards at Fall 2015 JEA Write-offs

Illinois students take home sixth-largest number of awards at Fall 2015 JEA Write-offs

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

November 18, 2015

There's probably no type of contest that better simulates the deadline conditions of real journalism than a write-off competition. No wonder the JEA Write-offs in Orlando attracted more than 2,000 participants. And Illinois students were right in the thick of things.

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

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!

National JEA honors three IJEA members

National JEA honors three IJEA members

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

August 28, 2015

Retired advisers Deb Buttleman Malcolm and Tom Winski have won Lifetime Achievement awards, and Phoenix Military Academy adviser Katie Comeford has earned a Future Teacher Scholarship. Check out the details inside.

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

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.

Mike Doyle: Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

August 26, 2014

The newly retired Belvidere North adviser is one of 13 to be recognized with a 2014 JEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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