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
John Withnal Bailey, Elijah Lovejoy, Minnie Potter, Col. Robert McCormick and NINA's own Roger Ruthhart. Welcome to the Lincoln League.
“No one ever remembers the Rhino story.” — Lonny Cain, longtime NINA board member, former managing editor of The Times, Ottawa, IL “I thought I had the Rhino won back in '97, but the board gave it to Sammy Sosa, I think.” — John Etheredge, NINA Board member, Kendall County Now “Clearly us old-timers need… Continue reading Sloup Gets The RHINO
NINA’s 50th anniversary celebration features lots of nostalgia, a respected government watchdog and our annual awards presentation – including a special journalism prize worth $1,000 to the winner. The Fall Conference will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 18, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb. The keynote speaker is Andy Shaw, longtime Chicago… Continue reading Fall Conference features watchdog, nostalgia, awards
For NINA long-timers, here's a fun document from 1976, detailing President Gerald Ford's campaign visit to northern Illinois, including a news conference with NINA, which was then known as the Northern Illinois Editorial Association. Check out pages 19-23 for the list of news conference attendees, including one -- Roger Ruthhart -- who's still on the… Continue reading From the NINA archives: President Ford’s 1976 visit