Sloup Gets The RHINO

“No one ever remembers the Rhino story.” — Lonny Cain, longtime NINA board member, former managing editor of The Times, Ottawa, IL “I thought I had the Rhino won back in '97, but the board gave it to Sammy Sosa, I think.” — John Etheredge, NINA Board member, Kendall County Now “Clearly us old-timers need …

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Daily Herald, Kane County Chronicle big winners

DeKALB — More than 60 regional journalists and journalism educators gathered Thursday for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's annual awards banquet at Northern Illinois University. The Daily Herald won a sweepstakes award for having the most points in the daily category, and the Kane County Chronicle won a sweepstakes for earning the most points in …

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Register now for annual banquet, featuring columnist Rex Huppke

Please join Northern Illinois journalists for a special evening Oct. 26 featuring Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke. NINA's annual banquet also will recognize the past year's best work from journalists in Northern Illinois with an awards presentation. Rex Huppke was a chemical engineer before going back to school for a journalism degree from Missouri. He was …

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Awesome, FREE FOIA, Watchdog Seminar Sept. 21!

Seriously, how often have you complained in the last few years that there's never enough time for training, or that training is too costly, or that we can't get to those important stories? When was the last time you FOIA'd something, or asked yourself if you were doing it effectively? Well, there's an opportunity coming …

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Some details about entering the NINA contest

By now submitting entries to NINA's annual news competition via our online database system has become routine for most members. However, some minor details are hanging people up. Here are some finer points to consider while registering: You must register before trying to log in. Don't go to the login screen thinking you can create …

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Four categories added for annual competition

We are pleased to announce NINA’s 2017 newspaper competition and invite your participation. We have added four categories this year: Best Election Coverage, Best Multi-Cultural/Immigration Coverage, Best Use of Humor and Best Meeting Coverage. Also, the categories we introduced last year are back: Best Niche Publication, Best Watchdog Reporting, Best Use of Social Media by an …

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April 14 Deadline to Enter 2017 High School Student Journalist of the Year Competition!

Calling all high school journalists in Northern Illinois! Know any high school seniors who have done outstanding work in the past year on a student newspaper, as a freelancer for a professional publication or as a contributor to a high school yearbook or literary magazine? The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a professional organization with member …

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NINA Board names 2017 officers

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association Board has named its 2017 officers. Jay Dickerson with the Galena Gazette is president. Wally Haas with the Rockford Register Star is first vice president. Tammie Sloup with The Times of Ottawa is second vice president. Jim Slonoff with The Hinsdalean is treasurer. Roger Ruthhart with The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus …

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