BY SHELLEY HENDRICKS, Northern Star Adviser, NINA Board Secretary At the beginning of the pandemic, much was said about the merits of working from home. Some people could even be heard saying they’d gladly never go back to the office. I was not one of those people. I can’t wait until I can be in… Continue reading 8 Ways Student Journalism Is Different During a Pandemic
Dan Campana, a communications professional and a longtime newspaper reporter and editor, has been named 2020-21 president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Campana is the senior manager for communications with the Emergency Nurses Association. He spent nearly a decade in suburban Chicago newsrooms at the Daily Chronicle, Kane County Chronicle and The Aurora Beacon-News… Continue reading Campana Named 2020-21 NINA President
Tracie Powell — the new program officer for the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy — will lead and two powerhouse speakers will join the July 23 event, "Building Trust — And Defending Journalists And Journalism." Hosted by the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association in conjunction with the Chicago Headline Club, the 90-minute program… Continue reading Powerhouse Moderator, Panelists Added To July 23 ‘Defending Journalism’ Event
In a 90-minute Zoom panel discussion and Q&A on July 23, the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association will feature leading thinkers on measures journalists can take to build trust among their audiences, and when and how they should defend their work.
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!
NEWS RELEASE 2.11.20 DEKALB, IL — The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association on Feb. 5 posted a statement on its website calling for journalists, news organizations and the general public to rally around Tribune Company employee efforts to maintain the integrity of one of our nation’s great news organizations. Alden Global, a New York hedge fund,… Continue reading NINA NEWS RELEASE: Journalists, Public Must Rally Around Tribune Employees
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 news world is an ever-changing landscape, but now — perhaps with more urgency than ever in the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's 58-year history — the NINA board needs to keep in touch with its members and friends so that it can remain relevant. NINA does so by routinely sending out surveys to gauge what… Continue reading NINA Needs Your Feedback: 9 Questions That Can Make Us Better Journalists
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
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