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.
Here’s the list of winners, announced at the Fall Conference on Thursday, Oct. 18, at NIU-DeKalb. Congrats to all, and special thanks to Maria Krull and Shelley Hendricks at the Northern Star for coordinating this year’s contest.
As required by the NINA constitution, a general membership meeting has been called for Friday, Dec. 7, to vote on proposed changes to the NINA constitution and bylaws. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the Northern Star office, Campus Life Building, NIU-DeKalb. Anyone who works at a NINA member publication, or who is [...]
Matt Marton, a photographer for the Southtown Star, has won NINA’s Excellence in Journalism Award and the accompanying $1,000 prize for his work on the series, “Haiti: Two Years Later.” The award was presented Thursday night at NINA’s 50th Anniversary Fall Conference, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. The Excellence in Journalism competition invited [...]
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NINA’s 50th anniversary celebration features lots of nostalgia, a respected government watchdog and our annual awards presentation – including a special journalism prize worth $1,000 to the winner. The Fall Conference will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 18, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. The keynote speaker is Andy Shaw, longtime Chicago [...]
As we draw closer to NINA’s Fall Conference and celebration of its 50th anniversary, work still is being done to keep NINA relevant for another 50 years. You might recall that in this space earlier this year I announced that a task force was going to tackle an examination of our organization. Task force members [...]
Six foundations have urged university presidents to get on the ball in re-inventing their journalism programs to fit the needs of the 21st century. Here’s the line that ought to get their attention: Schools that do not update their curriculum and upgrade their faculties to reflect the profoundly different digital age of communication will find [...]
The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association honored two outstanding student journalists this spring in the association’s 15th annual Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year scholarship competition. Winners are: First Place Taylor Wanbaugh Libertyville High School Taylor has served as editor-in-chief of Libertyville High School’s “Drops of Ink,” the school’s newsmagazine. She plans to continue [...]
The Society of Professional Journalists is offering two awards you may want to apply for. The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing awards $75,000 to an editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The cash award can be used to cover the cost of study, research [...]