Illinois JEA

Illinois students take home national awards from JEA/NSPA Fall Convention

Illinois students take home national awards from JEA/NSPA Fall Convention

Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

December 5, 2019

Nearly 90 awards went to Illinois student journalists and publications at the Nov. 21-24 event in Washington, D.C., including two first-place awards. One of those top honors came in the 2019 Digital Story of the Year contest and the other in Best of Show. Congrats to all of the winners and their advisers!

IJEA State Director Brenda Field honored at 2019 National Journalism Convention

IJEA State Director Brenda Field honored at 2019 National Journalism Convention

Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

December 3, 2019

Brenda Field, MJE, Glenbrook South yearbook adviser and IJEA board member, has been named one of this year’s five recipients of the Journalism Education Association’s Medal of Merit. She received the award at the 2019 JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C.

A new era begins for IJEA

A new era begins for IJEA

John Gonczy, Prof. Linda Jones, and Dr. Sally Renaud

May 15, 2019

Effective June 1, the IJEA will have a new headquarters and a new executive director. Earlier this year the IJEA board voted unanimously to relocate its headquarters to the Illinois Press Association/Illinois Press Foundation office in Springfield, with Prof. Linda Jones as IJEA’s new executive director.

Richwoods High School principal named 2019 Administrator of the Year

Richwoods High School principal named 2019 Administrator of the Year

Dave Porreca, CJE, Elmwood Park School District 401

April 5, 2019

Students from the Peoria school's broadcasting, newspaper and yearbook programs surprised Principal Brett Elliott with news of the award, which he received for his support of scholastic journalism. "He allows students the freedom, with responsibility, to be the best they can be,” IJEA said.

Prospect High School student named 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year

Prospect High School student named 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year

March 4, 2019

Ayse Eldes, a senior at Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, has been named the 2019 Illinois Journalist of the Year. She is IJEA’s 30th Journalist of the Year since 1989 and the first Prospect student to be named the state’s top scholastic journalist. Congratulations to Ayse and adviser Jason Block!

Congratulations to our 2018 Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 Yearbook Contest winners!

January 26, 2019

Throughout Illinois, no matter the size of the school or program, yearbook staffs and advisers created wonderful journalism as they told the stories of their 2017-18 school year. In recognition of that work, the IJEA is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 Yearbook Contest!

We’re looking for a new home

We’re looking for a new home

October 9, 2018

After enjoying Eastern Illinois University's hospitality for the past 30 years, the IJEA is looking for a new home and a new executive director. If your university or college is interested in being the site of IJEA's new headquarters, check inside for more information.

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

September 20, 2018

The National Scholastic Press Association has honored IJEA's long-time executive director with its highest award for journalism educators. Congratulations, Sally!

Broadcast journalist Ted Land to headline IJEA Fall Conference Sept. 14

Broadcast journalist Ted Land to headline IJEA Fall Conference Sept. 14

August 1, 2018

Join us Friday, Sept. 14, for the 2018 IJEA Fall Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ted Land, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast reporter and video journalist for KING 5 News in Seattle, will be our keynote speaker.

Natalie White named national runner-up in JEA’s 2018 Journalist of the Year competition

Natalie White named national runner-up in JEA’s 2018 Journalist of the Year competition

April 16, 2018

The 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year, Natalie White of Downers Grove North High School, has been honored as one of six national runners-up in the Journalism Education Association's 2018 Journalist of the Year contest. JEA announced the national winner and runners-up April 14 at the closing awards...

Downers Grove North student named 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year

Downers Grove North student named 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year

March 14, 2018

Natalie White, a senior at Downers Grove North High School, has been named the 2018 Illinois Journalist of the Year by the Illinois Journal Education Association. She is IJEA’s 29th Journalist of the Year since 1989. The honor comes with a scholarship and makes her eligible to compete for the natio...

JEA names Field as 2017 Yearbook Adviser of the Year

JEA names Field as 2017 Yearbook Adviser of the Year

Journalism Education Association

February 1, 2018

The article originally appeared on the Journalism Education Association website. The Journalism Education Association has selected Brenda Field, MJE, of Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois, as its 2017 H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. Field, who has been advising yearbook s...

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