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“NSPA Live from Minneapolis”: Illinois students honored at virtual ceremony

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Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

April 19, 2020

Even though the 2020 Spring National High School Journalism Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois student journalists nonetheless received national recognition for their work thanks to a virtual ceremony held April 17. Congratulations to all!

Illinois students take home national awards from JEA/NSPA Fall Convention

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Dave Porreca, CJE, Illinois JEA Board Member

December 5, 2019

Nearly 90 awards went to Illinois student journalists and publications at the Nov. 21-24 event in Washington, D.C., including two first-place awards. One of those top honors came in the 2019 Digital Story of the Year contest and the other in Best of Show. Congrats to all of the winners and their advisers!

Well deserved! IJEA’s Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

Well deserved! IJEA's Sally Renaud named a 2018 NSPA Pioneer Award winner

September 20, 2018

The National Scholastic Press Association has honored IJEA's long-time executive director with its highest award for journalism educators. Congratulations, Sally!

3 Illinois schools take home Pacemakers

The staff of the Glenbrook South High School Yearbook enjoys its 2016 Pacemaker while in Los Angeles for the JEA/NSPA Convention.

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

April 16, 2016

Student journalists from Illinois made the state proud as this year's Pacemaker awards were announced in Los Angeles. The Land of Lincoln was represented among the winners with a Yearbook Pacemaker and two Online Pacemakers for the year. 2015 Yearbook Pacemaker Winner Glenbrook South High S...

Illinois publications, students win NSPA awards at Orlando convention

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By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

November 18, 2015

With one Newspaper Pacemaker, four Best of Shows and five Individual Awards, Illinois was well represented in the winners circle at the 2015 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention.

Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention

Illinois publications, student journalists win honors at JEA/NSPA spring convention

By Dave Porreca, IJEA Website Editor

April 22, 2015

In a strong showing at the 2015 Spring National High School Journalism Convention, Illinois students and advisers brought home Pacemakers, Best of Show honors and Write-Off awards.

Four Illinois newspapers named NSPA Pacemakers

Four Illinois newspapers named NSPA Pacemakers

December 1, 2014

Four Illinois student newspapers have been named Pacemakers by the National Scholastic Press Association. They are: • The Advocate, Washington Community High School, Haley Willis, editor, Jennifer Reiser, adviser • Omega, Downers Grove North High School, Rachel Krusenoski, Nicole Williams, edit...

IJEA’s Stan Zoller selected for NSPA’s top honor to journalism educators

IJEA's Stan Zoller selected for NSPA's top honor to journalism educators

September 29, 2014

The former Rolling Meadows adviser and tireless scholastic journalism advocate will receive the Pioneer Award in November at the JEA/NSPA Fall National Convention.

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