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

columns, Education, events

Top 10 Reasons to Attend NINA’S Saturday, Sept. 21, Trusting News Workshop in Naperville

BY PAT SZPEKOWSKI, PR STRATEGIES, NINA BOARD MEMBER Stop what you're doing right now and email Shelley Hendricks at shendricks@niu.edu to let her know you're coming to the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's "Trusting News" workshop on Sept. 21 at NIU's Naperville campus. Need a reason? Here are 10: (1) Have some FREE continuing education. Where… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons to Attend NINA’S Saturday, Sept. 21, Trusting News Workshop in Naperville

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