Northern Illinois Newspaper Board members are available to speak at schools, community groups and journalism industry events. Members include executive editors, university educators, student press advisers and writers. Speakers could address such topics as staff training, the role of the press in our society and industry trends. Contact Shelley Hendricks, NINA’s communications coordinator, at 815-753-4239 or […]
NINA will award $1,800 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in journalism at the college level. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 21, so get working on that application now. If you are a journalism educator, please make application materials available to your students. Contact John Etheredge, NINA board member, […]
The Kane County Chronicle’s Al Lagattolla reports a resurgence in interest in student newspapers, despite many students never having seen how the product is laid out. Lagattolla writes: “At St. Charles East High School, adviser Laura Smith said more than 50 students are participating in the X-Ray, that school’s student publication. … the largest she […]
Thanks to everyone who entered NINA’s 2013 Newspaper Competition and to those of you who attended the banquet Oct 24. The list of winners is now available.
Join fellow Northern Illinois journalists Thursday, Oct. 24. Dinner, drinks, networking, an awards ceremony and speaker Shamus Toomey, managing editor of DNAinfo.com Chicago. DNAinfo.com Chicago is a scrappy, online, neighborhood news outlet. Toomey started at DNAinfo.com after nine years at the Sun-Times, where he led the team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. […]
NINA members now may enter our annual competition online by providing URLs to work. Please fill out a new online entry form for each entry.
Board members of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association will critique the work of member journalists free or $5 per submission for nonmembers. One to three published clips (PDFs, links or tear sheets) from any one reporter, columnist, photojournalist, designer, web producer, editor or other newsperson can be emailed to Shelley Hendricks at email@example.com or mailed to […]
NINA is happy to announce the launch of its annual newspaper competition. NINA members will be receiving information posted on our website via mail, as well; however, all the information needed to enter can be found online. Good luck!
NINA board president Larry Lough attended Deerfield High School's Spring Honors Night on May 22 to present a plaque and check to 2013 NINA High School Journalist of the Year Joshua Rosenblat. In addition to receiving the $1,000 from NINA, Rosenblat received awards from Quill and Scroll Writing Contest – National Winner, Feature Writing; Northern Illinois Scholastic Press […]
Here, in two MP3 files, is an excerpt from Andy Shaw’s speech at the NINA Fall Conference on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Shaw heads the Better Government Association.