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NINA Changes Its Name

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association has changed its name to fit the times. In an announcement made Thursday (Oct. 27, 2022) at NINA’s 60th anniversary event at Altgeld Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus, NINA Board President Patricia Szpekowski said the organization is now the “Northern Illinois News Association.” “For the third time in… Continue reading NINA Changes Its Name

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Here’s Where To Park, How To Pay For NINA’s 60th Anniversary Event Oct. 27

Hey, the big event is tomorrow! (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022) If you're among our guests, here are a few quick details. Location and Parking: Altgeld Hall is literally a large castle in the middle of campus. It's the only building that looks remotely like this, so it's easy to find. After 5 (except for reserved… Continue reading Here’s Where To Park, How To Pay For NINA’s 60th Anniversary Event Oct. 27

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60th Anniversary Is Rallying Cry For Northern Illinois Journalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: Rick Nagel at ricknagel23@gmail.com or Shelley Hendricks at shendricks@niu.edu (815-753-4239) The Northern Illinois University Department of Communication and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association are rallying efforts to preserve, protect and celebrate quality journalism across Northern Illinois at a historic gathering set for Thursday, Oct. 27. The event –… Continue reading 60th Anniversary Is Rallying Cry For Northern Illinois Journalism

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NINA Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence in Journalism

For six decades, Northern Illinois University and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association have celebrated journalism and journalism education in a region that extends from Kankakee to Rockford, from Moline to Chicago and all parts in between. On Thursday, Oct. 27, you'll have the chance to join that celebration in a stylish, meaningful and important tribute… Continue reading NINA Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence in Journalism

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Feng receives NINA high school scholarship

by Pat Szpekowski, NINA president Victoria Feng photo credit/Alicia Johnson, Alicia's Photography We are pleased to announce that Victoria Feng of Buffalo Grove, a recent graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Vernon Hills, has been awarded this year’s $1,000 NINA John Etheredge High School Scholarship. The scholarship is now named in honor of… Continue reading Feng receives NINA high school scholarship

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Help NINA Find The 2022 High School Journalist of The Year

This message is for any high school principal, student newspaper adviser, yearbook adviser, guidance counselor -- or any NINA partner who knows of a budding high school talent and wants to point that young person in the direction of a $1,000 scholarship. The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a professional organization with member newspapers throughout the… Continue reading Help NINA Find The 2022 High School Journalist of The Year

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NIU Student Journalist joins NINA Board

by Pat Szpekowski, APR - NINA President NINA is proud of its legacy and affiliation with Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The roots of our organization were formed here and NINA has grown and prospered over the years. As we celebrate NINA’s 60th in 2022, you might have noticed our tagline for this anniversary year… Continue reading NIU Student Journalist joins NINA Board