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Illinois Journalism Education Association
2501 Chatham Road, Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62704
[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!


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.

Request Help or Advice | IJEA Adviser Helpline


Contact Our Executive Director

The IJEA executive director is Linda Jones, retired professor of journalism at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She can be reached by email or phone:

Linda Jones | [email protected] | 773-771-8582


Contact Our Officers

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


Keith Carlson, CJE
Naperville Central High School
[email protected]

Vice President

Jennifer Reiser, CJE
Washington Community High School
[email protected]


Jenn Galloy
Joliet West High School
[email protected]


Katherine Calder
Yorkville High School
[email protected]

(Other co-secretary to be named)


Contact Our Website Manager

Dave Porreca, CJE, is our website manager, and he would be glad to answer your question about our site. He is currently the communications and social media 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:

Dave Porreca, CJE | [email protected]


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:

Illinois JEA via Email | [email protected]


Find Us on Social Media

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

Illinois JEA on Twitter | @IllinoisJEA
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Find Us at Our Website

During the school year we post items on our website. Bookmark us!

Illinois JEA on the Web |


Find Us in Person

Stop by if you’re in Springfield!

Illinois Journalism Education Association
2501 Chatham Road, Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62704


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