Block Club: Pioneers of a New, Ad-Free Business Model

BY JIM FULLER, Daily Herald Senior Writer and NINA Board Vice President It's exciting to be on the innovative track for the future of our industry." — Shamus Toomey The sudden closure of DNAinfo last November may become the best "worst thing" that ever happened to the founding members of the new Block Club Chicago …

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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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