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NINA Changes Its Name

The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association has changed its name to fit the times. In an announcement made Thursday (Oct. 27, 2022) at NINA’s 60th anniversary event at Altgeld Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus, NINA Board President Patricia Szpekowski said the organization is now the “Northern Illinois News Association.” “For the third time in… Continue reading NINA Changes Its Name

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NINA Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence in Journalism

For six decades, Northern Illinois University and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association have celebrated journalism and journalism education in a region that extends from Kankakee to Rockford, from Moline to Chicago and all parts in between. On Thursday, Oct. 27, you'll have the chance to join that celebration in a stylish, meaningful and important tribute… Continue reading NINA Celebrates 60 Years of Excellence in Journalism

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NIU Student Journalist joins NINA Board

by Pat Szpekowski, APR - NINA President NINA is proud of its legacy and affiliation with Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The roots of our organization were formed here and NINA has grown and prospered over the years. As we celebrate NINA’s 60th in 2022, you might have noticed our tagline for this anniversary year… Continue reading NIU Student Journalist joins NINA Board

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Young journalists shine during NINA panel

by Dan Campana Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. That line – a kicker to close out the album version of Aerosmith’s 1993 hit “Amazing” – came to mind as the NINA Virtual Awards Celebration wrapped up on Oct. 28. It’s an optimistic, introspective sentence which reminds us all… Continue reading Young journalists shine during NINA panel

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Check Out NINA’s New E-Newsletter!

BY TAMMIE SLOUP, NINA PRESIDENT Arriving straight to your email, the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association is starting 2018 with our first e-newsletter. The premiere issue will be sent at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. If you'd like to receive it, click this link and sign up now! From training workshops to perspectives from journalists, Northern… Continue reading Check Out NINA’s New E-Newsletter!

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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… Continue reading Awesome, FREE FOIA, Watchdog Seminar Sept. 21!