Illinois JEA

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We Want to Hear from You!

Illinois Journalism Education Association
900 Community Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
(312) 341-6761
[email protected]

As listed below, you can contact us at the Illinois Journalism Education Association in a variety of ways, including social media. But don’t forget our website. We welcome your online comments — it’s great to have a conversation!

Contact Our Adviser Helpline

If you have a question or problem, let us know by using our Adviser Helpline. Our executive director or another board member will be in touch with you within 24 hours. You can fill out the helpline form here: IJEA Adviser Helpline

Contact Our Executive Director

The IJEA executive director is Prof. Linda Jones, associate professor of journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She can be reached by email at this link:

Contact Our Officers

You can reach our president, vice president, co-secretaries and treasurer by email at the addresses below (click the links):


John Gonczy, CJE
Marist High School
John Gonczy | Email Address

Vice President

Dr. Dan Kerns, CJE
Richwoods High School
Dan Kerns | Email Address


Brad Bennewitz, CJE
Galesburg High School
Brad Bennewitz | Email Address


Jennifer Reiser, CJE
Washington Community High School
Jennifer Reiser | Email Address


Katie Comeford Fernandez, CJE
Phoenix Military Academy
Katie Comeford Fernandez | Email Address

Contact Our Website Director

Dave Porreca, CJE, is our website director, and he would be glad to answer your question about our site. He is currently webmaster and communications specialist for Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401. For 15 years, he was the journalism teacher and news media adviser at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School in Urbana. You can reach him here (click the link):

Contact Us at Our General Email Address

If you’re not sure to whom you should direct your message, you can reach us at this address (click the link): Our Email Address

Contact Us on Social Media

You can find us on social media. Follow us, like us, engage with us!

Contact Us on Our Website

During the school year we post items on our website as often as possible, and we welcome your online comments!

Contact Us in Person or by Postal Mail

Illinois Journalism Education Association c/o Prof. Linda Jones
900 Community Drive
Springfield, IL 62703


Official site: Illinois Journalism Education Association, 900 Community Drive, Springfield, IL 62703
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