More than 25 people attended our June 4 training session at NIU on how to kick-start your career. Kathy Gresey, editor of the Kane County Chronicle; Eric Olson, editor of the Daily Chronicle; and Shelley Hendricks, adviser to the Northern Star; shared their tips on how to help new reporters be successful in the newsroom.
The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association honored three outstanding student journalists this spring in the association’s 18th annual Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year scholarship competition. The annual scholarship competition is open to all graduating high schools seniors in northern Illinois and recognizes outstanding achievement by high school students in the field of print […]
We’re pleased to invite you to enter NINA’s 2015 newspaper competition. We’re made no changes from last year’s contest, which introduced an online entry system. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 31. Read more about rules and entry instructions. As always your outlet’s NINA dues must be current for you to enter. Contact […]
Sign up now for NINA’s latest training session June 4 to help boost your career, whether you’re a new to the field, a freelancer or you’re an editor managing fresh talent. See flier for details.
Penny Wiegert sets goals and priorities in the president’s message in the revived NINA newsletter. NINAspringletter2015
You are invited to join the Media Conspiracy 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the old Sycamore depot, 475 DeKalb Ave. There will be no fancy speakers, no seminars about coping with change or the digital revolution. Instead it’ll be a bunch of Northern Illinois journalists and journalism educators swapping stories, swapping numbers […]
The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a professional organization with member newspapers throughout the region, is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship competition for graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their journalism education at the college level. This spring NINA will award $1,800 in scholarships. Eligibility requirements and other criteria as well as the […]
The Illinois Press Foundation again is pleased to offer its Illinois High School Mini-Grants Program for public and private high schools with existing journalism programs. High school journalism teachers may apply for grants up to $1,500 for hardware and/or software needed to produce print or online newspapers. This is the sixth year the foundation has […]
Longtime NINA board member Jim Killam has resigned and is moving on to a new chapter. We’ll let him tell it by publishing his note to the board: Dec, 2, 2014 Dear Kathy and NINA Board: Seeing as neither “Northern Illinois” nor Newspaper” no longer apply for me, it’s time to resign from the NINA […]
By Roger Ruthhart Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, well-educated or not, your life is being impacted in ways that you need to better understand. This is one of the most important issues I have addressed. If you are a parent, teacher or administrator you need to pay special attention. A June […]