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Sam Bull interviews Mary Beth Tinker
Downers Grove North student named 2021 Illinois Journalist of the Year
March 2, 2021
Sam Bull, a senior at Downers Grove North H.S., has been named the 2021 Illinois Journalist of the Year. He is IJEA’s 32nd Journalist of the Year, and he will now compete for national honors against the top high school journalists from other states. Congratulations to Sam and his adviser, Elizabeth Levin!
IJEA endorses JEA statement condemning attack on Capitol, reaffirming importance of journalism to protection of democracy
IJEA endorses JEA statement condemning attack on Capitol, reaffirming importance of journalism to protection of democracy
January 14, 2021
In the wake of the events on Jan. 6 in our nation's capital, the IJEA wishes to express its wholehearted support of the recent statement by JEA President Sarah Nichols on this topic. We are proud to stand with JEA in this and all matters regarding the role of a free press in the defense of democratic values.
2020 Yearbook Contest winners
Congratulations to our 2020 Yearbook Contest winners!
January 10, 2021
Throughout Illinois, high school yearbook staffs large and small overcame numerous obstacles to meet the challenge of doing great journalism during the time of COVID. In recognition of that work, the IJEA is proud to announce the winners of our 2020 Yearbook Contest!
Rodney Lowe
Former colleagues, students mourn passing of Rodney Lowe
August 29, 2020
The retired educator died Aug. 25. During his three decades of teaching and advising at Evanston Township High School, Rodney Lowe built a widely admired journalism program but more importantly influenced generations of students with his dedication to excellence and the rights student journalists.
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Official site: Illinois Journalism Education Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703
Official site: Illinois Journalism Education Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703