By Pat Szpekowski, NINA first vice president When driving to a destination, I usually catch a casual glance of signs when entering a new community. Cities and Villages proudly post accomplishments. You've seen them, too. Tree City USA. Hebron, Home of 1952 State Basketball Champions. Carpentersville-Bradie Tennell U.S. Olympic Champion. Algonquin-Jacobs High School alumnus Evan… Continue reading A sign of champions
The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association is honoring a member of the Eastland High School Class of 2020 as Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year. NINA will award a $1,000 scholarship to Erin Henze of Shannon to help her continue her journalism education at the college level. Henze plans to attend DePaul University in… Continue reading Eastland’s Erin Henze Is Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year!
The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association will award a $1,000 scholarship this spring to the high school senior picked by the association as the 2020 Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year. The scholarship winner will receive a commemorative plaque and recognition that will stand out on their college applications and resume. NINA President Margarita… Continue reading NINA Opens Competition For 2020 High School Journalist of The Year
The Department of Communication at Northern Illinois University invites nominations for two of its most prestigious honors — the Donald R. Grubb Distinguished Journalism Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award and the Illinois Journalist of the Year Award. Nominations for both awards must be submitted electronically by Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 to Jason Akst (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations… Continue reading Feb. 21 Deadline! NIU Seeks Alum of The Year, Illinois Journalist of The Year
As we've chronicled in previous articles, no one really knows what the Rhino stands for, how it came to be or why it's passed from NINA Board president to president. But here it is, as you see in the feature photo of this post, being passed from outgoing NINA Board President Jim Fuller of the… Continue reading Margarita Mendoza Gets The Rhino, NINA’s Celebrated (And Strange) Honor
"True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it."
If you want to be inspired about the future of journalism, all you have to do is read this article.
Hey, high school seniors! You can be named NINA Student Journalist of the Year!
One of the Chicago Tribune's top columnist brings her balancing act to the NINA fall awards extravaganza.
John Withnal Bailey, Elijah Lovejoy, Minnie Potter, Col. Robert McCormick and NINA's own Roger Ruthhart. Welcome to the Lincoln League.