by Pat SzpekowskiNINA 1st Vice President Community journalism is a win-win for everyone. During a recent board meeting I attended at the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce in Carpentersville, a number of matters were on the agenda for review. Past and upcoming local events always bring on a lively discussion. I happened that day… Continue reading Power of the local press
The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association will award a $1,000 scholarship this spring to the high school senior picked by the association as the 2020 Northern Illinois High School Journalist of the Year. The scholarship winner will receive a commemorative plaque and recognition that will stand out on their college applications and resume. NINA President Margarita… Continue reading NINA Opens Competition For 2020 High School Journalist of The Year
BY JASON AKST, MA, INSTRUCTOR, NIU DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION "The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." — George Orwell Time is running out to register for "Trusting News," a half-day seminar of strategies for news organizations to build/rebuild trust between us and the audiences we… Continue reading Time Is Running Out: Register Now For NINA’s ‘Trusting News’ Workshop
Act fast if you want to RSVP to this groundbreaking NINA workshop. It's free, but space is limited to 50 people.
"True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it."
At an April 25 seminar in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University, we'll break down what journalists did well — and what we could have done better — in coverage of a mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora.
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… Continue reading Block Club: Pioneers of a New, Ad-Free Business Model
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.
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.
It stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, it’s directed by Steven Spielberg and the original score is by John Williams. "The Post" has got to be the best journalism movie ever, right?