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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Help NINA Find The 2023 Northern Illinois High School Journalist of The Year

The Northern Illinois News Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to the high school senior who earns the John Etheredge Award for "Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year." The scholarship competition, recently named after longtime NINA board member and Record Newspapers Editor John Etheredge, is open to graduating high school seniors who plan… Continue reading SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY! Help NINA Find The 2023 Northern Illinois High School Journalist of The Year

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60th Anniversary Is Rallying Cry For Northern Illinois Journalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: Rick Nagel at ricknagel23@gmail.com or Shelley Hendricks at shendricks@niu.edu (815-753-4239) The Northern Illinois University Department of Communication and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association are rallying efforts to preserve, protect and celebrate quality journalism across Northern Illinois at a historic gathering set for Thursday, Oct. 27. The event –… Continue reading 60th Anniversary Is Rallying Cry For Northern Illinois Journalism

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Feng receives NINA high school scholarship

by Pat Szpekowski, NINA president Victoria Feng photo credit/Alicia Johnson, Alicia's Photography We are pleased to announce that Victoria Feng of Buffalo Grove, a recent graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Vernon Hills, has been awarded this year’s $1,000 NINA John Etheredge High School Scholarship. The scholarship is now named in honor of… Continue reading Feng receives NINA high school scholarship

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Help NINA Find The 2022 High School Journalist of The Year

This message is for any high school principal, student newspaper adviser, yearbook adviser, guidance counselor -- or any NINA partner who knows of a budding high school talent and wants to point that young person in the direction of a $1,000 scholarship. The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, a professional organization with member newspapers throughout the… Continue reading Help NINA Find The 2022 High School Journalist of The Year

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Campana Named 2020-21 NINA President

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

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Powerhouse Moderator, Panelists Added To July 23 ‘Defending Journalism’ Event

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

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Eastland’s Erin Henze Is Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year!

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!

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