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Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2019, NFPW High School Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press AssociationChicago, Illinoiswww.iwpa.org

Chicago – May 3, 2019– The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the best student journalists, writers and communicators in the state with the annual Illinois High School Communications Contest.  

Students
enter their best work published or broadcast through […]

By |May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2019 High School Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press AssociationChicago, Illinoiswww.iwpa.org

Chicago – April 14, 2019 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the state’s best and brightest student communicators in announcing the 2019 winners of its High School Contest.

Students submitted work in 23 categories including: Editorial, News, […]

By |April 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Visionary Women

Anna Byford Leonard

Visionary Women – Champions of Peace and Nonviolence is the
theme of the 2019 Women’s History Month. Illinois Woman’s Press Association
advocacy has roots in the 19th-century
suffrage movement. Throughout the past century, IWPA rights advocates worked
both inside and outside of the political system to promote women’s and
children’s rights not only in Illinois […]

By |March 19th, 2019|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2019 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press AssociationChicago, Illinoiswww.iwpa.org

Chicago – March 6, 2019 – The
Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National
Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the best professional journalists,
writers and communicators in the state through the annual Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest.

Communicators
may enter work in any of over 64 categories and subcategories. Examples include
Writing, Editing […]

By |March 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

American Editor, Author, and Suffragist

Carrie Ashton Johnson, born Carrie May Ashton, came from comfortable beginnings in Durand, Illinois, before setting off on a career that would make her among the foremost local women in northern Illinois to take an active part in securing women’s rights. Much of this was rooted in her childhood, where from her father she […]

By |February 4th, 2019|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

The First Amendment Must Fight Misinformation

The state of the First Amendment is perpetually in flux and it’s walking on shaky ground going into 2019.

Trump Administration tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint in 2018 kicked off a series of layoffs at publications, reduced printing frequencies and forced closure of several smaller publications. The U.S. International Trade Commission overturned the tariffs this […]

By |January 16th, 2019|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Names Cindy Cruz 2019 Communicator of Achievement

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
Chicago, Illinois
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – January 3, 2019 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association announced that Cindy Cruz of Alsip, Illinois, will be recognized as its 2019 Communicator of Achievement. This award is given to a member in recognition of exceptional achievement in the communications fields, as well as contributions to the organization […]

By |January 3rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Teacher, Author, Advocate

Maude M. Jackson loved children. She especially enjoyed teaching them. She spent part of her career writing training material encouraging children’s skills for vocal and physical development to be used not just inside a classroom, but also at church, and within the home.

Between 1901 and 1902, as a member of the Illinois Woman’s Press […]

By |November 28th, 2018|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

Acosta’s White House Ejection: Our Freedom of the Press is at Stake

Jim Acosta isn’t the first and surely won’t be the last reporter President Trump insults as a “rude, terrible person,” at a press conference, but this time the President’s disdain for the media reached a new low. After a heated exchange, the White House pulled Acosta’s press pass, claiming that he “put hands” on […]

By |November 9th, 2018|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

We Demand to Know What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi

First Amendment freedom of the press and freedom of speech are not universal. The more we learn about the disappearance of The Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the more we’re reminded of that.

Khashoggi is not a United States citizen, though he was a […]

By |October 17th, 2018|First Amendment Network|0 Comments