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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 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… Continue reading NINA Opens Competition For 2020 High School Journalist of The Year

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Hey, NINA Members! This February, Get Out Of The Newsroom And Into The Classroom!

By KATHY BALCAZAR - kbalcazar@shawmedia.com Newsroom employees will be making some meaningful visits to classrooms throughout Northern Illinois in February — and we're asking you to take part. We're dubbing the second stanza of 2018 "Journalist Drop-In Month." During that month, NINA is asking news editors, desk editors, photographers and reporters to drop by classrooms… Continue reading Hey, NINA Members! This February, Get Out Of The Newsroom And Into The Classroom!

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

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Scholarship judges sought

Interested in helping to judge this year's NINA scholarship competition for graduating high-school seniors? Join us Thursday morning, April 5, at Waubonsee Community College.  For information, contact John Etheredge at the Ledger-Sentinel, 630-554-8573. UPDATE: We'll be meeting at the Northern Star office at NIU-DeKalb, not Waubonsee. Same day and time!