The NINA Excellence in Journalism Award

As part of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association’s 50th anniversary celebration, we’re announcing the NINA Excellence in Journalism Award. The award carries a $1,000 cash prize. Contests don’t get any simpler than this: Pick your best piece of work from the past year: story, series, project, photography, online work … whatever. Write a short cash… Continue reading The NINA Excellence in Journalism Award


2012 NINA scholarship winners named

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… Continue reading 2012 NINA scholarship winners named


Election coverage tougher than ever, but ideas abound

News flash: Newspapers are understaffed. But elections are still happening and innovative coverage ideas are surfacing. On May 11 at NIU, in two town-hall style conversations moderated by Dirk Johnson and Roger Ruthhart, NINA journalists talked about challenges they face and some solutions they have found. “It’s our duty as gatekeepers to wade through what’s… Continue reading Election coverage tougher than ever, but ideas abound