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

2024-25 IJEA Membership Form

2024-25 IJEA MEMBERSHIP FORM


WELCOME! Thank you for your interest in the Illinois Journalism Education Association! We are delighted to welcome you into our community of advisers and teachers.

WE ADVOCATE FOR YOU! We are proud of our organization, which led the charge for an Illinois student media bill, signed into law in July 2016, that significantly strengthened protections for student journalists and their advisers. We advocate for you — and for your students!

TWO WAYS TO JOIN IJEA: 1. Fill out and submit this online form. OR: 2. Fill out and submit via email or postal mail our fillable PDF membership form. You can find our fillable PDF form here. To submit the PDF via email, attach it to a message titled "2024-25 IJEA Membership" and send it to [email protected]. If you would prefer to mail in a hard copy of the form, the mailing instructions are included in the PDF.

HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP: Mail us a check. We are not yet accepting online payments, so please pay by check regardless of whether you submit our online membership form or our PDF form.

WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR PAYMENT: Please make your check payable to "Illinois Journalism Education Association." Mail your check to: Susan Bookless, IJEA Treasurer, 11420 West Chetlain Lane, Galena, IL 61036

A NOTE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP: Once we receive your payment, you and your students will be eligible for the full benefits of IJEA membership. All 2024-25 single-year IJEA memberships are effective from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025.

IF YOU USE THIS FORM: Asterisks in the form below indicate fields in which a response is required.


  • Section 1: Information for IJEA Membership

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  • Section 2: Information for National JEA Membership (Optional)


  • Section 3: Payment


  • MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: Illinois Journalism Education Association.

    MAIL PAYMENT TO: Susan Bookless, IJEA Treasurer, 11420 West Chetlain Lane, Galena, IL 61036

    HIT "SUBMIT": Submit this form after you have entered your total amount owed. Mail your check separately to the above address.

    CONFIRMATION MESSAGE: After you hit the "Submit" button, your screen will display a message confirming that your form was successfully submitted. If you don't see the confirmation message, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected]. Thank you again for joining IJEA!

    REMINDER: Your membership will take effect only when we receive your payment.


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2024-25 IJEA Membership Form