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IJEA Blog: Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

IJEA Blog: Enemy of the American people? Scholastic Journalism Week gives students a chance to prove the opposite

Stan Zoller, MJE, IJEA Board Member

February 20, 2017

Never before have the media and the First Amendment come under such ridicule and hatred by a sitting president. During Scholastic Journalism Week — Feb. 19 to 25 — scholastic media outlets should encourage their audiences to become civically engaged and contact lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to let them know that an assault on the First Amendment is not only an attack on professional journalists but on the nation’s students as well.

IJEA Blog: High school journalism gave me my voice

IJEA Blog: High school journalism gave me my voice

Solomon Davis, 2016 IJEA All-State Journalist

November 1, 2016

Solomon Davis, a 2016 graduate of Marist High School, can say with confidence that high school journalism did indeed give him his voice. Now active as a collegiate journalist, Solomon looks back on what he learned from his days on the staff of Marist's newspaper, The Sentinel.

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

Still unclear on how HB 5902 affects Illinois advisers, students? This Q&A will help!

October 19, 2016

Note: This information is courtesy of Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. If you have additional questions, please contact the SPLC through their legal request site, by email, or call (202) 785-5450. Illinois House Bill 5902, The Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act: What It Means To You On July 29...

Full text of HB 5902: Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act

Full text of HB 5902: Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act

October 19, 2016

Public Act 099-0678 HB5902 As Passed  AN ACT concerning education. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act. Section 5. Definitions. As used in th...

IJEA Blog: Say “Yes” to scholastic journalism!

IJEA Blog: Say “Yes” to scholastic journalism!

Sarah Foster, 2014 IJOY Runner-up

October 2, 2016

The responsibilities journalism students shoulder allow them to produce something far bigger than themselves, as 2014 IJOY runner-up Sarah Foster knows from experience.

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