Illinois JEA

Congratulations to our 2020 All-State Journalism Team!

2020 All-State Team Members

Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

May 20, 2020

The IJEA is proud to announce the members of the 2020 All-State Journalism Team. The 12 students selected for the honor were nominated by their respective advisers in recognition of the indispensable contributions they made to their publications during the 2019-20 school year.

Congratulations to our 2019 Yearbook Contest winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 Yearbook Contest winners!

Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

January 6, 2020

Throughout Illinois, no matter the size of the school or program, yearbook staffs and advisers created wonderful journalism as they told the stories of their 2018-19 school year. In recognition of that work, the IJEA is proud to announce the winners of our 2019 Yearbook Contest!

Congratulations, 2017 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

The 2017 IJEA Yearbook Contest General Excellence Winners (top to bottom; left to right): West Prairie High School (Division 1), Taylorville High School (Division 4), Meridian High School (Division 2), McHenry High School (Division 5), Glenbrook South High School (Division 6), Richmond-Burton High School (Division 3)

By Amanda Bright, IJEA Co-Secretary and At-Large Board Member

January 10, 2018

Whether it was copy writing, sports coverage, photography, graphics, layout and design, divider pages, theme development or overall coverage of the 2016-17 school year, Illinois high school journalists shined in IJEA's 2017 Yearbook Contest. Check out the complete results inside.

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2017

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

April 28, 2017

The All-State Journalism Team began in spring of 2005, when the Illinois Journalism Education Association recognized a need to honor those students who have proven themselves indispensable to their respective school media (e.g., yearbook, print or online newspaper, print or online newsmagazine, b...

Meet our 2017 Illinois Journalist of the Year: Downers Grove North’s Abigail “Abbe” Murphy

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

March 4, 2017

The editor-in-chief of the awarding-winning Omega newspaper of Downers Grove North High School is our choice for top high school journalist in Illinois. Check inside for more about Abbe and runner-up, Marissa Martinez!

IJEA Blog: Reflections on winning the James A. Tidwell Award

IJEA Blog: Reflections on winning the James A. Tidwell Award

Mike Doyle, CJE, Former IJEA Board Member

February 21, 2017

The IJEA's annual James A. Tidwell Award recognizes our state's top journalism educators. With the March 1 deadline for 2017 nominations quickly approaching, we asked a recent Tidwell honoree, Mike Doyle, to discuss what winning the award has meant to him. "It means that every day I know I made a difference in the lives of so many students and that I was able to teach the values of fairness, ethics and integrity to so many of them," he writes.

Know of a deserving colleague? Deadlines are drawing near for IJEA educator and friend awards

From left, the IHSA's Matt Troha, Tidwell award recipient Cathy Wall, IJEA President Sarah Doerner, and former SISPA leader and journalism adviser Herman Albers celebrate after Wall's acceptance speech.

Dr. Sally Renaud, IJEA Executive Director

February 21, 2017

Although we love to honor student journalists, we also strive to recognize their elders — the teachers, advisers, administrators and friends who make outstanding scholastic journalism possible with their guidance and support. Do you know of deserving candidates? Submit your nominations — or your own applications — today!

Congratulations, 2016 IJEA Yearbook Contest winners!

The five division winners of the 2016 IJEA Yearbook Contest include, top to bottom, left to right, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Glenbrook South High School, and Richmond-Burton Community High School, Brown County High School and Calhoun High School. Congratulations!

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

January 5, 2017

Whether it was copy writing, sports coverage, photography, graphics, layout and design, divider pages, theme development or overall coverage of the 2015-16 school year, Illinois high school journalists shined in IJEA's 2016 Yearbook Contest. Check out the complete results inside.

IJEA honors Linda Jones as 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

Linda Jones, the 2016 Friend of Scholastic Journalism, accepts her award during the adviser's luncheon at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign at the IJEA Fall Conference on Sept. 16.

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

September 29, 2016

In accepting the Friend of Scholastic Journalism award, Linda Jones spoke of everyone -- except herself. From the McCormick Foundation to the Scholastic Press Association of Chicago advisers, Jones honored the others who, for decades, have worked with her to positively influence Chicago-area high...

Get recognition for your students: Nov. 18 is the deadline to enter our 2016 Yearbook Contest!

Get recognition for your students: Nov. 18 is the deadline to enter our 2016 Yearbook Contest!

August 20, 2016

Our annual yearbook contest honors and celebrates the best in IJEA member yearbooks, focusing on the crucial elements of photos, design, graphics, coverage, copy writing and theme development. So enter now!

IJEA announces 2016 Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest Winners

IJEA announces 2016 Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest Winners

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

May 12, 2016

In an effort to adapt to the changing scholastic newsrooms in Illinois and expand the possibilities for students to receive both feedback and encouragement, the Illinois Journalism Education Association expanded its newspaper contest this year. In addition to the change in how entries were submitted...

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2016

IJEA selects All-State Journalism Team for 2016

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

May 2, 2016

The All-State Journalism Team began in spring of 2005, when the Illinois Journalism Education Association recognized a need to honor those students who have proven themselves indispensable to their respective school media (e.g., yearbook, print or online newspaper, print or online newsmagazine, broad...

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