Illinois JEA

Congratulations to our 2020 Newspaper & Digital News winners!

Congratulations to our 2020 Newspaper & Digital News winners!

Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

May 14, 2020

Whether it was dealing with a Chicago teachers strike in the fall or a statewide closure of schools in the spring, Illinois high school journalists have overcome one challenge after another this year. Check out the best of their work as we announce the winners of our 2020 Newspaper & Digital News 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.

Start preparing for IHSA Journalism Sectionals

Adviser Steve Steele, left, and his Taylorville journalism students display their IHSA sectional team championship plaque after tying Urbana University High for first place at the Normal Illinois State University sectional in 2015. Students will compete at seven other sectional locations for the chance to qualify for the IHSA state final at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston for 2016.

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...

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: Entries are open for the 2017 IWPA Communications Contest

IJEA Blog: Entries are open for the 2017 IWPA Communications Contest

Cora Weisenberger, IWPA High School Contest Chair

January 27, 2017

The IWPA High School Communications Contest showcases the excellent work of Illinois students, with the winners in each category automatically advancing to the national competition. The deadline for entries is Feb. 21.

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.

‘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...

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...

IHSA State in Review: Celebrating Scholastic Journalism

The team from Homewood-Flossmoor High School took home first in state at the annual IHSA Journalism State tournament held at Eastern Illinois University on April 29.

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...

JEA Write-Offs recognize 10 students from Illinois

JEA Write-Offs recognize 10 students from Illinois

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

April 17, 2016

Ten journalists from Illinois made the trip back from California with JEA Write-Off honors. Congratulations and kudos for amazing performances against other students from across the nation (1,268 participants, to be exact).   Superior Feature Writing Ciara McCormack Lyons Towns...

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