ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • IJEA membership is now open for the 2024-25 school year! Use our online form or PDF to join for only $25.
  • Our 2024 Yearbook Contest is now accepting entries through Oct. 15 — get recognition for your students' great work!
  • Save the date! Our 2024 Fall Conference will be held Sept. 20 at Illinois State University — more info on the way!
Illinois Journalism Education Association, 2501 Chatham Road, Suite 200, Springfield, IL 62704

Illinois JEA

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

Illinois JEA

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

Illinois JEA

2024 Fall Conference



Friday, Sept. 20, 2024


Fell Hall
Illinois State University
304 S. University St.
Normal, IL 61761
 
Check back for updates this summer!
We look forward to seeing you in September!

We are delighted to announce that our 2024 Fall Conference will once again be held on the campus of Illinois State University. Sessions will take place at Fell Hall, home of ISU’s School of Communication and the student-run FM station WZND and TV-10 news.

This will be the second year in which ISU has hosted the conference. We will continue to feature a keynote speech by a noted figure in the profession, as well as multiple breakout sessions throughout the day covering all aspects of journalism. Students will also have the opportunity to compete in our popular on-site competitions.

Fell Hall is located at 304 S. University St. in Normal, between DeGarmo Hall and McCormick Hall on the west end of the quad. You can find more information about Fell Hall at this link.


2024 Fees, Registration & Parking Info


Adviser Fee: To be posted.

Student Fee: To be posted.

Registration: Link to conference registration form to be posted.

Parking: Car and small bus parking adjacent to the Bone Student Center is $1 per hour. Full-sized buses may drop students off at Fell Hall and park in a nearby free off-site lot.

Payment: Checks are accepted at the registration table during check-in at the conference. Checks should be made out to Illinois Journalism Education Association.


What You Can Expect


PLEASE NOTE: The following schedule is from the 2023 conference. If there are any changes to the order of events for this year’s conference, we will post that information here.

• Keynote speaker (to be announced) — 9:15 a.m.
• Session I — 10:15 to 11 a.m.
• Session II — 11:15 to noon
• Lunch — noon to 1:15 p.m.
• Session III — 1:15 to 2 p.m.

Sessions will include tips and advice on:

• Broadcast Journalism
• Print and Editorial Journalism
• Yearbook Design and Writing
• Digital Reporting
• Journalism Preparation for College


More Information


Questions about the conference? Please contact:

Linda Jones, Executive Director
Illinois Journalism Education Association
[email protected]


 

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