Daily Herald, Kane County Chronicle big winners

DeKALB — More than 60 regional journalists and journalism educators gathered Thursday for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's annual awards banquet at Northern Illinois University. The Daily Herald won a sweepstakes award for having the most points in the daily category, and the Kane County Chronicle won a sweepstakes for earning the most points in …

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April 14 Deadline to Enter 2017 High School Student Journalist of the Year Competition!

Calling all high school journalists in Northern Illinois! Know any high school seniors who have done outstanding work in the past year on a student newspaper, as a freelancer for a professional publication or as a contributor to a high school yearbook or literary magazine? The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a professional organization with member …

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Southtown Star’s Matt Marton wins top prize

Matt Marton, a photographer for the Southtown Star, has won NINA's Excellence in Journalism Award and the accompanying $1,000 prize for his work on the series, "Haiti: Two Years Later." The award was presented Thursday night at NINA's 50th Anniversary Fall Conference, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center. The Excellence in Journalism competition invited …

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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 …

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Call for nominations: Illinois Journalist of the Year

NIU seeks nominations for the 2012 Illinois Journalist of the Year. You can nominate someone online HERE. The award is presented annually by the Department of Communication of Northern Illinois University to a person who has made a significant contribution to the mass media or, through them, to the public they serve, either as a …

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