ICCJA is now on Facebook

We won’t publish new material on this page, instead we’re using a Facebook page reserved for ICCJA advisers. If you advise a student-run newspaper at an Illinois Community College, contact executive director Joe Gisondi at jjgisondi@eiu.edu.


ICCJA announces new officers

Congrats to our new officers – Ted Powers, Moraine Valley, President; Bob Marcink, Joliet Junior College, Vice-President; Catherine Schaidle, Illinois College, Secretary; Frank Coffman, Rock Valley, at-large representative; Molly Turner, Harold Washington, at-large representative.

Student-journalists honored for 2013 work

The 2013 contest winners were announced today at Moraine Valley Community College. Click 2013 WINNERS to read the entire list.

Many thanks to the professional journalists who judged this year’s contest – Greg Bilbrey (Robinson Daily News), Chris Boghossian (Chicago Tribune), Tim Broderick (Arlington Heights Daily Herald), Chuck Burke (Chicago Tribune), Chicago Tribune design/editing staff, Matt Daniels (Champaign News-Gazette), Dave Dawson (Decatur Herald & Review), Chris Essig (Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, Courier), Dann Gire (Arlington Heights Daily Herald), Ted Gregory (Chicago Tribune), Stephen Haas (VP of Illinois Press Photography Association), David Hanley (Clear Channel Studios), Nora Maberry-Daniels (The Leader), Don O’Brien (Quincy Whig), Marco Santana (Des Moines Register). Thanks also to Eastern Illinois University journalism faculty Brian Poulter and Liz Viall.


Sun-Times political reporter McKinney to keynote spring conference April 4-5 in Springfield

Dave McKinney, the Springfield bureau chief for the Chicago Sun-Times, will be the keynote speaker at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the ICCJA Spring Conference at the Springfield Hilton, 700 E. Adams St. McKinney has covered state government for more than 20 years for two newspapers, The Daily Herald at Arlington Heights, and the Sun-Times.

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Spring conference set for April 4-5 at Springfield Hilton; 2013 dues due, contest under way

The Illinois Community College Journalism Association’s 39th Annual Spring Conference will be April 4-5 at the Springfield Hilton, 700 E. Adams St.

Journalists from the Springfield press corps will lead sessions during the two-day conference, which will also include an afternoon session at the Abraham Presidential Museum and, of course, the announcements of winners of ICCJA’s annual editorial contest.

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