Religion, for most news desks, is an alien world. And news media, for most religious leaders, is a potential snake pit. How can religious leaders and journalists part this contentious sea? They can meet, talk and share ideas. And the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association is providing the opportunity to do just that on April 12.
The Daily Herald's intense, exhaustive coverage of the March high school gun violence walkouts shows the extraordinary journalism newspapers can do in a digital age.
A longtime cops reporter made the dramatic (and successful) move to news-guy entrepreneur. Want to know how he did it? Is it right for you?
BY RICK NAGEL, EX-JOURNALIST And the winner of the Best Journalism Movie of All Time is ... WAIT! DON'T GIVE THAT ENVELOPE TO WARREN BEATTY!
A bishop, a rabbi and mega-church media guy walk into a NINA seminar ... And it's no joke. On April 12 at Northern Illinois University, some of the top religious leaders in Northern Illinois will headline what might be a first-of-its-kind meeting of the minds — a news-training exercise unlike anything you've experienced before.
BY TAMMIE SLOUP, NINA PRESIDENT — Some new faces will help lead the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association this year.
Now more than ever, the world needs talented young journalists. We're on a deadline-charged mission to find, recognize and reward the next great one in Northern Illinois.
BY ROGER RUTHHART, EDITOR OF THE DISPATCH-ARGUS, NINA BOARD MEMBER — Whether he means to or not (probably not), Donald Trump is inspiring a new generation of journalists and online subscribers.
BY DAN CAMPANA, NINA BOARD MEMBER — A former cops reporter will never erase the memories of covering the 2008 Valentines Day tragedy at NIU, but the experience helps him understand what moving forward has meant at NIU.
BY JIM FULLER, DAILY HERALD — First they came for our freelancers and stringers. Then they came for our desks. Bureaus closed. Copy desks consolidated. Reporters moved into coffee shops. What's the next big thing in newsroom efficiency? Maybe me. ... I just made the move from full-time to part-time journalist.