Tribune Employees Decide To Form Union

Tribune employees announced on April 11 they are trying to unionize. What do you think? Good news, bad news or indifferent? Here's a quick summary of how the Chicago Tribune Guild came to be.

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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 …

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Daily Herald, Kane County Chronicle big winners

DeKALB — More than 60 regional journalists and journalism educators gathered Thursday for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's annual awards banquet at Northern Illinois University. The Daily Herald won a sweepstakes award for having the most points in the daily category, and the Kane County Chronicle won a sweepstakes for earning the most points in …

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Register now for annual banquet, featuring columnist Rex Huppke

Please join Northern Illinois journalists for a special evening Oct. 26 featuring Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke. NINA's annual banquet also will recognize the past year's best work from journalists in Northern Illinois with an awards presentation. Rex Huppke was a chemical engineer before going back to school for a journalism degree from Missouri. He was …

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Awesome, FREE FOIA, Watchdog Seminar Sept. 21!

Seriously, how often have you complained in the last few years that there's never enough time for training, or that training is too costly, or that we can't get to those important stories? When was the last time you FOIA'd something, or asked yourself if you were doing it effectively? Well, there's an opportunity coming …

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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 …

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