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Feature Friday: Elise Sims

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on our of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Elise Sims…

Elise Sims, longtime member of IWPA, has had countless successes from her work as Public Relations […]

By |June 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Becky Sarwate

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on our of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Becky Sarwate…
Becky Sarwate is a Chicago born freelance writer, mentor, author, and overall passionate communicator. Her successes […]

By |June 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Shut Up and Do Your Job!(?)

The new NFL rule on kneeling allows players to protest the national anthem… just not on the field. They can remain in the locker room for the song, but if players insist (per owners’ rules) on taking a knee during the national anthem, their team will be fined. On the surface this might seem […]

By |June 6th, 2018|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Marlene Cook

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on our of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is longtime IWPA member Marlene Cook…

Marlene Cook, honorary lifetime member of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association, has […]

By |June 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

National Federation of Press Women Announces 2018 National Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
Chicago, Illinois
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – May 25, 2018 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) had a number of accomplished members recognized by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), as the NFPW announced its 2018 National Communications Contest winners. The competition awards the best entries in a variety of communication categories, among them: editorial publications, […]

By |May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Lori Rader-Day

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on our of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Lori-Radar Day…

Lori Rader-Day is a mystery author whose debut book, The Black Hour, won the 2015 […]

By |May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Does The First Amendment Apply to Hate Speech?

Last June the Supreme Court’s unanimous answer was NO. A band named “The Slants” was denied government trademarking because the name could be seen as demeaning to Asian Americans. They felt trademark denial based on their name violated their First Amendment right to freedom of speech. The Supreme Court ruled that viewpoint discrimination – […]

By |May 24th, 2018|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

National Federation of Press Women Announces 2018 High School Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
Chicago, Illinois
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – May 18, 2018 –The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) is proud to announce the state’s winners in the national High School Communications Contest. The annual competition honors and celebrates student journalists and the communications programs of their respective […]

By |May 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Is The First Amendment Wearable?

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case from Minnesota man Andrew Cilek. Cilek was temporarily prevented from voting in 2010 because his “Please I.D. Me” pin – as well as his shirt and other buttons – violated the state’s policy, which forbids political wear from polling places. This is touted as an effort […]

By |May 7th, 2018|FAN-Fair|1 Comment

First Amendment Focus: April Ryan Set to Speak at Malcolm X Saturday April 14th

April Ryan has been a White House correspondent for the past 21 years and continues to fight for transparency from the Trump Administration. She shook her head at Sean Spicer when he refused to give a clear answer about Russia and at his insinuation that she was pushing her own agenda rather than reporting […]

By |April 10th, 2018|FAN-Fair|0 Comments