Galena Gazette, Moline Dispatch win sweepstakes

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association presented awards to regional newspapers Thursday at its annual banquet at Northern Illinois University. The Moline Dispatch won the sweepstakes for the daily category, and the Galena Gazette won the sweepstakes for the nondaily category. Both newspapers won the sweepstakes in their respective division in 2015 as well. …

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Register now for annual awards banquet

Please join Northern Illinois journalists Thursday, Oct. 20, for Northern Illinois Newspaper Association's annual Fall Banquet. The special evening will include dinner, drinks, networking, awards ceremony and keynote speaker  Dann Gire, film critic for the Daily Herald. We hope to see you there! Register online or call Shelley Hendricks at 815-753-4239. REGISTER BY OCT. 7! …

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Candidate coverage and more discussed during ‘Tales From the Trail’ program in DeKalb

By KATHY BALCAZAR - kbalcazar@shawmedia.com DEKALB – The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association hosted its annual spring training program June 16 at the Northern Illinois University Campus Life Building in DeKalb. "Tales From the Trail" was the title of the program, which examined how the media covers elections. The event was broken down into three sections: …

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NINA kicks off annual contest with new categories

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association is accepting entries for its annual news competition, which this year includes four new categories. Contest organizers have added categories for Best Niche Publication, Best Watchdog Reporting, Best Use of Social Media by an Individual and Best Use of Social Media. Although no categories have been eliminated, the submission information …

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Watchdog reporting seminar in May

Mid-America Press Institute and Investigative Reporters & Editors are teaming up for a Watchdog Journalism seminar Tuesday, May 24, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Co-sponsored by the Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, registration for the seminar is $25. Journalists can register by emailing MPI Executive Director John Ryan at jmryan@eiu.edu. The one-day seminar …

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