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About Becky Sarwate

Becky Sarwate was the 49th President of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (2013-2017). She continues serving the organization in the role of Digital Marketing Chair. Becky is a freelance writer, contributing to a number of publications including Edge Media Network, where she reviews Chicago theater productions, and Wrigleyville Nation, chronicling the highs and lows of lifelong Chicago Cubs fandom. She also publishes a political/cultural column for Contemptor. In addition, she’s written for PoliticusUSA.com, RootSpeak magazine, NewCity, Make It Better and StreetWise. Becky is a multiple IWPA Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest winner, as well as a seven-time National Federation of Press Women award recipient.

FAN-Fair March 2016: Trending 1st Amendment Issues

The Constitution’s framers intentionally provided the press with broad freedom, believing it necessary to the establishment of a strong, independent (if unofficial) “fourth branch” of the government.

At the end of each month, IWPA’s First Amendment network offers a roundup of free speech discussions trending in the media. Have you read about, or experienced an issue impacting First […]

By |March 30th, 2016|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

2016 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest Winners

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FAN-Fair February 2016: Trending 1st Amendment Issues

The Constitution’s framers intentionally provided the press with broad freedom, believing it necessary to the establishment of a strong, independent (if unofficial) “fourth branch” of the government.

At the end of each month, IWPA’s First Amendment network offers a roundup of free speech discussions trending in the media. Have you read about, or experienced an issue impacting First […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

Featured Member Business: Camberg Editing

Whatever the job, we can do it better, faster, and with more fun than anyone else around. We don’t just want to make your writing better, we want to make you a better writer.

Ashley Campbell and Matthew Greenberg first met as writers for the Northeastern Illinois University Independent and became friends as they were promoted […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Featured Business|0 Comments

IWPA Member Marlene Cook Featured on “Talking with Teri”

Media Network Idaho member, and current National Federation of Press Women President Teri Ehresman, has featured longtime IWPA member Marlene Cook in the latest post on her blog, Talking with Teri.

Ehresman’s blog seeks to profile a wide array of “valued, unique and unbelievable NFPW members.” Of Cook she writes:
A long-time friend I always look forward to […]

By |July 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 NFPW Communications Contest Winners Announced!

Wow! It was a great 2015 for members new and experienced, in so many communications disciplines!

The judges of the National Federation of Press Women’s annual Communications Contest have rewarded 23% of Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s members for their brilliant work in 2014. We are so very proud to announce the names of these amazing […]

By |July 1st, 2015|News|1 Comment

Show Your Love for National Federation of Press Women

The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), of which Illinois Woman’s Press Association is the founding affiliate, received a matching grant of $1,000, from American Press Works to help NFPW end the fiscal year in the black again this year — so the challenge is on and the deadline is June 30. (NFPW year […]

By |May 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 IWPA Contest Judges

Max Ashrafi, Villa Park, IL – Ashrafi has been a graphic designer for more than 16 years and currently works for Allstate in Northbrook, Il. Max’s work has been published in a number of publications such as Pro Football Weekly, Basketball News, and Financial Matters. He is skilled in art direction and has also […]

By |May 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Activist Albano Wins 2015 IWPA Silver Feather Award

The 2015 IWPA Silver Feather Award goes to Teresa (Terrie) Albano co-editor of peoplesworld.org.

Terrie has been with the publication since 2000, acting in various capacities including columnist, social media coordinator, and its first woman editor-in-chief. People’s World traces its roots to the Daily Worker, the first edition of which rolled off the press in […]

By |May 17th, 2015|News|1 Comment

2015 Communications Contest Winners

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