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Power of the local press

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

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Campana: 2021 Should Be Community Journalism’s Best Year

BY DAN CAMPANA In Campana family lore, we have no confirmed date of when newsprint first touched my hands, but good sources recall it happened before my eyes could understand the words printed in what turned out to be a sports section. That early fascination with a newspaper led me to be the kid dropping… Continue reading Campana: 2021 Should Be Community Journalism’s Best Year

Education, news

Campana Named 2020-21 NINA President

Dan Campana, a communications professional and a longtime newspaper reporter and editor, has been named 2020-21 president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Campana is the senior manager for communications with the Emergency Nurses Association. He spent nearly a decade in suburban Chicago newsrooms at the Daily Chronicle, Kane County Chronicle and The Aurora Beacon-News… Continue reading Campana Named 2020-21 NINA President

Education, events, news

Powerhouse Moderator, Panelists Added To July 23 ‘Defending Journalism’ Event

Tracie Powell — the new program officer for the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy — will lead and two powerhouse speakers will join the July 23 event, "Building Trust — And Defending Journalists And Journalism." Hosted by the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association in conjunction with the Chicago Headline Club, the 90-minute program… Continue reading Powerhouse Moderator, Panelists Added To July 23 ‘Defending Journalism’ Event

Awards & Recognition, Education, High schools, news

NINA Opens Competition For 2020 High School Journalist of The Year

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

Business, columns, Education

Fuller: Newspapers Need To Explain Reasons For, Value of The Paywall

Editor's Note: This article is written by Jim Fuller, senior writer with the Daily Herald newspaper, college newspaper adviser and immediate past president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association.  Click this link to read his blog directly and subscribe to additional posts. I feel my blood pressure rise when I see comments like this on… Continue reading Fuller: Newspapers Need To Explain Reasons For, Value of The Paywall

events, news

NINA Sets Meeting Schedule, Looks Forward To Serving You in 2020!

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated with revised dates for the meeting schedule for 2020. The Northern Illinois Newspaper Association has set its meeting schedule for 2020, so now is as good a time as any to invite prospective board members to attend meetings and all NINA members to get active in the organization.… Continue reading NINA Sets Meeting Schedule, Looks Forward To Serving You in 2020!

contests, events

Daily Herald, Galena Gazette big winners in NINA contest

DeKALB — Regional journalists and journalism educators gathered Thursday for the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association’s annual awards banquet on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The Daily Herald won a sweepstakes award for having the most points in the daily category, and the Galena Gazette won a sweepstakes for earning the most points in the… Continue reading Daily Herald, Galena Gazette big winners in NINA contest