Illinois JEA

Dave Porreca, CJE, is web/media specialist for Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401, located in the Near West Chicago suburbs. He also serves as website manager, social media director and newsletter editor for the Illinois Journalism Education Association. He taught journalism at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School in Urbana from 1995 to 2010. He advised the print and online versions of Uni High's award-winning student newspaper, the Gargoyle, a nine-time NSPA Pacemaker finalist. In 2009 his students won the IHSA state journalism championship. He earned a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a juris doctor degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He served as IJEA president from 2001 to 2004.

By Dave Porreca, IJEA website editor and social media director

Mar 02, 2016
Meet our 2016 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Libertyville’s Hannah Boufford (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Bill preventing censorship of high school journalists introduced in Illinois House (Story)
Jan 06, 2016
Congratulations, 2015 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners! (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Illinois students take home sixth-largest number of awards at Fall 2015 JEA Write-offs (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Illinois publications, students win NSPA awards at Orlando convention (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Why it matters that a journalist has won the Nobel Prize in Literature (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
A few suggestions on how to celebrate Constitution Day (Story)
Sep 14, 2015
Video: Here’s what’s so great about the IJEA All-State Journalism Team. Now go for it! (Story)
Sep 04, 2015
Lessons from ASNE, a summer program that left an impact (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
IHSA approves changes to state journalism tournament (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
Students land a blow against prior review (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
Get in “journalism mode” with IJEA’s 2015 Fall Conference (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
National JEA honors three IJEA members (Story)
Aug 01, 2015
Getting ready for a new school year (Story)
May 27, 2015
Innovation pays off for first-year adviser Kristen DiGiorgio (Story)
May 22, 2015
Visit our new gallery of Illinois student publications! (Story)
May 15, 2015
Save the date for #IJEA15! (Story)
May 13, 2015
Looking for broadcast equipment? Have we got a deal for you! (Story)
May 09, 2015
Print, online winners announced in IJEA’s 2014-15 Newspaper Contest (Story)
May 05, 2015
Meet our new All-State Team! (Story)
May 04, 2015
Video: Watch Janet Levin’s acceptance speech for the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award (Story)
May 02, 2015
Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Encouraging words: Reasons to be optimistic going into Friday’s IHSA state journalism final! (Story)
Apr 25, 2015
Congratulations, IHSA state qualifiers and sectional champs! (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention (Story)
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