NINA is the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, founded in 1962 to promote the newspapers of northern Illinois, develop programs to enhance the profession and promote good fellowship among its members.

More than 50 years later, NINA continues to bring together specialists in journalism to provide programs for staff members in both print and digital phases of publication. NINA’s ties with the Northern Illinois University extend to its beginnings.

NINA was founded by Dr. Donald Grubb, longtime chairman of the university’s journalism department. A member of the university has always served as executive secretary of NINA. The association remains affiliated with the Communication Department, which now houses NIU’s journalism program. Annual fall conventions are held at Northern Illinois University’s campus in DeKalb with workshops held in other convenient northern Illinois locations.

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association draws its leadership from various sides of the newspaper business. Its board includes a mix of owners and managers, editors, freelancers, teachers and journalism professors. Members come from throughout northern Illinois. Members include individuals and newspapers ranging from independent weeklies with circulations under 2,000 to large chains with circulations over 200,000.


1 thought on “About”

  1. Dear NINA
    Would your organization be interested in making a presentation to the Lincolnshire Rotary Club about your activities concerning “investigative reporting”. We are charitable organization that raises funds to help the less privileged among us.I
    If you are interested the Club meets at Walker Brother restaurant in Lincolnshire at 7 AM every Thursday morning. The speaker will be treated to a delicious breakfast if they so desire. I have many open dates starting in April, 2018
    I read about your association in the LC Chronicle. I was a former NIU student a long time ago in the graduate MPA program.
    Stan Roelker
    Program Director
    Lincolnshire Rotary


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s