Awards & Recognition, Business, contests, High schools, Northern Illinois Newspaper Association

A sign of champions

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

Business, news, People

Journalists, Let’s Talk about the 90% of Republicans who Don’t Trust Us

By Joy Mayer, Founder and Director of Trusting News Originally published on Trusting News Medium Only four in 10 Americans say they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the news media. That’s according to Gallup, where they’ve been asking that question since 1972. Forty percent is bad, but it’s actually higher than… Continue reading Journalists, Let’s Talk about the 90% of Republicans who Don’t Trust Us

Business, columns

NINA Simplifies Annual Dues Structure

This article is written by Pat Szpekowski, APR, freelance writer and NINA's second vice president. Staying strong and remaining a positive voice for newspapers and journalists remains a top priority for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. While our mission is unchanged, NINA is always looking to the future and evolving with the times. We have… Continue reading NINA Simplifies Annual Dues Structure

Business, columns, Education

Fuller: Newspapers Need To Explain Reasons For, Value of The Paywall

Editor's Note: This article is written by Jim Fuller, senior writer with the Daily Herald newspaper, college newspaper adviser and immediate past president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association.  Click this link to read his blog directly and subscribe to additional posts. I feel my blood pressure rise when I see comments like this on… Continue reading Fuller: Newspapers Need To Explain Reasons For, Value of The Paywall

Business, columns, news

Block Club: Pioneers of a New, Ad-Free Business Model

BY JIM FULLER, Daily Herald Senior Writer and NINA Board Vice President It's exciting to be on the innovative track for the future of our industry." — Shamus Toomey The sudden closure of DNAinfo last November may become the best "worst thing" that ever happened to the founding members of the new Block Club Chicago… Continue reading Block Club: Pioneers of a New, Ad-Free Business Model