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By Dave Porreca, IJEA website editor and social media director

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.

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National JEA honors three IJEA members

National JEA honors three IJEA members

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor
August 28, 2015
Journalists at work covering a press conference — in this case the 44th Munich Security Conference in 2008. Hopefully this years high school journalists will do more than cover conferences. In any event, lets get ready for a new school year!

Getting ready for a new school year

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor
August 1, 2015
Des Moines Register tech writer Marco Santana, right, conducts a Q&A with students in a write-off contest at the 2014 IJEA Fall Conference. Santana delivered the conferences keynote address, and students competing in the contest wrote a news feature about him. This years keynote will be delivered by a panel of staffers from DNAinfo Chicago on the topic of the newsroom of the future.

Save the date for #IJEA15!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor
May 15, 2015
Meet our new All-State Team!

Meet our new All-State Team!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor
May 5, 2015
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