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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.
Remembering Bill Colosimo
Remembering Bill Colosimo
June 10, 2020
One of IJEA's founding members, William Colosimo, died on May 29 at the age of 81. He taught English and journalism at Addison Trail for three decades, retiring in 2003. As adviser of the school newspaper, the Torch, Bill was the consummate advocate for his students and for scholastic journalism.
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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