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Start preparing for IHSA Journalism Sectionals

Start preparing for IHSA Journalism Sectionals

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

April 20, 2017

Illinois student journalists with striking skills in photography, strong creativity in yearbook theme development, and solid sports writing chops will travel to seven different sectional sites on April 22. However, these students won't be competing in the IHSA Journalism Sectionals only for personal...

IHSA reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline to sign up for the 2017 tournament

IHSA reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline to sign up for the 2017 tournament

January 30, 2017

Does your school intend to compete in this year's IHSA journalism tournament? If so, the deadline to enter your school into the competition is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Read on for more information about signing up for the 2017 tourney.

In memoriam: Laurie Bielong, 2013 IJEA Educator of the Year, longtime adviser and advocate of scholastic journalism

In memoriam: Laurie Bielong, 2013 IJEA Educator of the Year, longtime adviser and advocate of scholastic journalism

January 10, 2017

The dynamic teacher and adviser who led award-winning journalism programs and inspired fellow educators died Jan. 7. For those who didn't get a chance to know Laurie, the video of her IJEA Educator of the Year acceptance speech (check inside) will give you a sense of both her playfulness and dedication.

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

April 30, 2016

With another state tournament in the books, attendees and participants noted that both the number of students and schools, as well as the quality of entires in this year's IHSA Journalism competition, were far above average. From broadcast to news writing to yearbook theme development, the judges were...

IHSA Journalism State is almost here!

IHSA Journalism State is almost here!

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

April 26, 2016

More than 350 Illinois high school journalists will be traveling to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., on April 29 to compete at the highest level -- IHSA Journalism State. With 86 schools initially involved, now each of the 17 categories boasts only the best 21 students in the state. With...

Student journalists compete at IHSA Sectionals

Student journalists compete at IHSA Sectionals

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and Region 5 Board Member

April 23, 2016

Beautiful spring weather only enhanced the performances of student journalists at seven sites across Illinois during the IHSA Sectional competition on April 23. One team from each site took home the sectional plaque, and approximately 350 journalists will converge on the campus of Eastern Illinois...

IHSA approves changes to state journalism tournament

IHSA approves changes to state journalism tournament

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

September 2, 2015

The biggest change concerns photography, but five other events were also revised. It's never too early to prepare for the spring tournament, so read on!

Video: Watch Janet Levin’s acceptance speech for the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award

Video: Watch Janet Levin’s acceptance speech for the 2015 James A. Tidwell Award

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 4, 2015

The longtime Hersey High newspaper adviser was honored May 1 at the IHSA state final, and she had some insights and advice for her peers.

Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year

Evanston Township wins IHSA title as state journalism tournament celebrates 10th year

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 2, 2015

The Eastern Illinois University campus was buzzing with high school journalists May 1 as the best in the state competed for individual medals and team trophies.

Encouraging words: Reasons to be optimistic going into Friday’s IHSA state journalism final!

Encouraging words: Reasons to be optimistic going into Friday’s IHSA state journalism final!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 29, 2015

Even if your school is small or you didn’t win your sectional, IHSA history says you have ample grounds to be positive!

Congratulations, IHSA state qualifiers and sectional champs!

Congratulations, IHSA state qualifiers and sectional champs!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 25, 2015

Qualifiers in 17 events were chosen April 25 at seven sectional sites for the IHSA journalism state final, which takes place May 1 in Charleston.

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