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Broadcast journalist Ted Land to headline IJEA Fall Conference Sept. 14

Ted Land, an Emmy Award-winning reporter and video journalist for KING 5 News in Seattle, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 IJEA Fall Conference. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 14, in the Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

August 1, 2018

Join us Friday, Sept. 14, for the 2018 IJEA Fall Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ted Land, an Emmy Award-winning broadcast reporter and video journalist for KING 5 News in Seattle, will be our keynote speaker.

Advisers, student journalists learn, collaborate at 2017 IJEA Fall Conference

Hundreds of student journalists and their advisers gathered at the IJEA Fall Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on Sept. 15, 2017.

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

September 19, 2017

Student journalists and advisers from across Illinois were able to share ideas and enjoy like-minded conversation during this year's IJEA Fall Conference on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Centered on building both skills and tenacity in the next generation of journal...

Holley-Bruns, Doerner receive IJEA honors for their service

Advisers gather together after a luncheon at the 2017 IJEA Fall Conference.

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

September 18, 2017

For one, it was her final year directing the IJEA Fall Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. For the other, it was a lifetime of service as past president of the Illinois Journalism Education Association. Regardless, IJEA was not going to let either retire without honoring their contributions to the statewide journalism advisers organization. Lynn Holley-Bruns, lecturer of journalism at U...

IJEA Blog: Encourage your news and feature writers to compete at the IJEA Fall Conference!

IJEA Blog: Encourage your news and feature writers to compete at the IJEA Fall Conference!

Dr. Sally Renaud, IJEA Executive Director

September 12, 2017

Do you have a couple of writers on your staff whose talents you would like to showcase at this Friday's IJEA Fall Conference? Here's an opportunity for them to refine their skills under real-world conditions — and perhaps even win an award. Read on to learn more!

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...

2016 IJEA Fall Conference in Review: Empowered staffs, empowered advisers

Attendees gather in the Illini Union during the start of the IJEA Fall Conference on Sept. 16.

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

September 19, 2016

With more than 320 Illinois high school journalists and their advisers in attendance this year, the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference is now in the books, or yearbooks, as the case may be. Students were able to attend a number of sessions -- from social media to reporting to advertising -- as well ...

‘Empower your students’ for great scholastic journalism at 2016 IJEA Fall Conference

'Empower your students' for great scholastic journalism at 2016 IJEA Fall Conference

August 15, 2016

URBANA — Now that the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act is the law of the land in Illinois, there is no better opportunity to "Empower Your Students" than at the IJEA Fall Conference. The daylong event will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with most of the se...

Become a Certified or Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference

Become a Certified or Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 IJEA Fall Conference

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

June 11, 2016

For the second year, the Journalism Education Association will be offering the exam to become a Certified Journalism Educator or a Master Journalism Educator at the 2016 Fall Conference (Friday, Sept. 16) held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The designation of Certified Journalism Edu...

Get in “journalism mode” with IJEA’s 2015 Fall Conference

This year's 2015 IJEA Fall Conference will offer up to 20 students the chance to produce their own broadcast stories, as this student did at last year's conference. Other hands-on learning opportunities include covering the conference live as part of the first-ever IJEA Twitter Team and competing in an onsite feature-writing contest. In addition, students and advisers will have dozens of expert sessions to choose from throughout the day. Total conference space is limited to 600 students, so register soon, advisers!

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

August 31, 2015

Whether it's learning about the latest reporting techniques or just watching your students be inspired by some of the top journalism experts anywhere, here's where you should be Sept. 18!

Save the date for #IJEA15!

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 conference's keynote address, and students competing in the contest wrote a news feature about him. This year's keynote will be delivered by a panel of staffers from DNAinfo Chicago on the topic of the newsroom of the future.

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

May 15, 2015

The newsroom of the future is here, and you can learn all about it at our Fall Conference in September. Staffers from DNAinfo Chicago will deliver our keynote, and the conference will offer plenty of expert sessions.

Video: Press on! Film critic Dann Gire honored as 2013 Friend of Scholastic Journalism

Film critic Dann Gire of the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights) urges publication advisers to

September 15, 2013

URBANA — Dann Gire, film critic for the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, was named the 2013 Friend of Scholastic Journalism by the IJEA Sept. 13 at the Colonial Room of the Illini Union on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah Doerner, IJEA president, had this to...

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