Cyber Journalism Expert Will Headline NINA’s Oct. 24 Awards Banquet

 BY TOM PARISI, NINA Board Member Calling all muckrakers from the Windy City west to the Mississippi. You’re invited Thursday, Oct. 24, to the 2019 Northern Illinois Newspaper Association (NINA) awards banquet, where you’ll find out who’s doing the best-of-the-best journalism in our region. CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER ONLINE! If that’s not enough, well, …

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Trusting News: Here’s The Real Reason We Need You To Attend This Workshop

BY RICK NAGEL, NINA BOARD MEMBER This might not be the best marketing strategy, but I’m going to be totally honest about this “Trusting News” event that’s taking place tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 21) at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus. The workshop is, after all, about trust. I know from experience that I should be using …

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Time Is Running Out: Register Now For NINA’s ‘Trusting News’ Workshop

BY JASON AKST, MA, INSTRUCTOR, NIU DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." — George Orwell Time is running out to register for "Trusting News," a half-day seminar of strategies for news organizations to build/rebuild trust between us and the audiences we …

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend NINA’S Saturday, Sept. 21, Trusting News Workshop in Naperville

BY PAT SZPEKOWSKI, PR STRATEGIES, NINA BOARD MEMBER Stop what you're doing right now and email Shelley Hendricks at shendricks@niu.edu to let her know you're coming to the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's "Trusting News" workshop on Sept. 21 at NIU's Naperville campus. Need a reason? Here are 10: (1) Have some FREE continuing education. Where …

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Fuller: It’s Long Past Time For Journalists To Engage in The Battle Against ‘Fake News’

BY JIM FULLER, NINA BOARD PRESIDENT This morning I received an email from a reader with a passive-aggressive response to a series of reports I did on a pending government contract. He didn't like the article because he wanted the contract to move forward. As a result of questions raised by my reporting, it did …

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Why Police, Gov Officials Should Join NINA’s April 25 Mass Shooting Discussion

We posted an article a few days ago encouraging journalists to attend the April 25 panel discussion at Northern Illinois University that will delve a little more deeply into the coverage of the February mass shooting in Aurora. But there's more to this panel discussion than just a journalist's how-to — so we're taking a …

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