NINA NEWS RELEASE: Journalists, Public Must Rally Around Tribune Employees

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, …

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NINA Opens Competition For 2020 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 …

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NINA Needs Your Feedback: 9 Questions That Can Make Us Better Journalists

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 …

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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 …

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Margarita Mendoza Gets The Rhino, NINA’s Celebrated (And Strange) Honor

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 …

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Time Is Running Out: Register Now For NINA’s ‘Trusting News’ Workshop

BY JASON AKST, MA, INSTRUCTOR, NIU DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." — George Orwell Time is running out to register for "Trusting News," a half-day seminar of strategies for news organizations to build/rebuild trust between us and the audiences we …

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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 …

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