Fall conference set for EIU

Eastern Illinois University will once again host the Fall Conference at its campus in Charleston from Oct. 4-5, 2018. Like past years, we will have sessions on a variety of subjects along with a keynote speaker. The program will be posted soon.

In addition, we will hols our fourth BEST OF SHOW competition for newspaper staffs attending. We’ll post updated information on this page as the conference gets closer. You can contact Joe Gisondi, ICPA’s executive director, at jjgisondi@eiu.edu, if you have further questions. To register for the fall conference, click on the conference flier, which can be sent through either email or snail mail.

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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.

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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Hotel reservations for spring conference must be made by March 14; registration due March 22

ICCJA members have until Thursday, March 14, to make hotel reservations at the Springfield Hilton for the April 4-5 spring conference.

Reservations can be made by calling 217.789.1530 or by going through the hotel’s Web site, http://www.springfield.hilton.com.

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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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ICCJA fall conference Sept. 20-21 at Eastern

The 26th annual Illinois Community College Journalism Association fall conference will be held Sept. 20-21 at Eastern Illinois University.

Matt Hopf, a staff writer for the Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig, will be the keynote speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Continue reading “ICCJA fall conference Sept. 20-21 at Eastern”

Jet Magazine editor Mitzi Miller to give keynote address at spring conference March 29-30

Mitzi Miller, editor in chief of Jet Magazine, will be the keynote speaker March 29 at the 38th Annual Illinois Community College Journalism Association spring conference at Malcolm X College, Chicago.

Ms. Miller took over the top spot at Jet in May 2011 after writing for several magazines and authoring a novel.

Her presentation will be late in the afternoon on Thursday, March 29. The two-day conference will conclude with an awards luncheon at which the winners of the 2011-2012 editorial contest will be announced.

To register for the conference, members should email John Ryan, ICCJA exec director, by March 22, jmryan@eiu.edu. You also should make reservations at the convention hotel, the Crowne Plaza, 733 W. Madison, Chicago, 312.829.5000. Reservations must be made by March 15 to get the ICCJA rate of $119.