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

Introducing IWPA’s 2015 Summer Intern!

My name is Stephanie Nikitenko and I am an undergraduate student attending Knox College for Creative Writing. My internship with IWPA this summer will be an absolutely phenomenal opportunity for me to engage with the field of writing and communications. I am fortunate enough to have been invited to several of their events over […]

By |May 20th, 2015|News|1 Comment

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

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

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

2015 Mate E. Palmer Awards Profiled in People’s World

On April 23, 2015, Illinois Woman’s Press Association and its annual Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest were profiled on the People’s World website in a piece entitled, People’s World receives top honors from Illinois Woman’s Press Association. is a daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the […]

By |April 25th, 2015|News|1 Comment

Job Openings: Week Ending April 26, 2015

1. Marketing and Digital Media Manager
Community Media Workshop

Community Media Workshop is looking for an enthusiastic early-career professional to join the team as our next Marketing and Digital Media Manager. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism and the social sector, as well as the drive to bring them both together to benefit […]

By |April 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Job Openings: Week Ending April 4, 2015

1. Publicist/Media Relations Specialist
Chicago Law Firm

This critical role:

Secures regular, meaningful media coverage in top-tier global outlets.
Proactively and opportunistically pitches the firm and strategic initiatives using a variety of methods.
Mine media opportunities from within the social media and legal communities.
Respond to media inquiries in an effective and timely manner.
Build and sustain relationships with key journalists […]

By |April 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

IWPA Past President/Historian/Archivist Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas Featured on NFPW President’s Blog, “Talking with Teri”

Media Network Idaho member, and current National Federation of Press Women President Teri Ehresman, has featured Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas 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 IWPA Past President/Historian/Archivist Wolf-Astrauskas she writes:
When I need a helping hand, […]

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

2015 Communicator Of Achievement: Beth Dugan

Elizabeth “Beth” Dugan has been selected 2015 Communicator of Achievement by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association.
This prestigious award is the highest honor given by the IWPA to members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession.

Each year an award recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates is nationally recognized for exceptional achievement […]

By |February 14th, 2015|News|1 Comment