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Illinois Woman’s Press Association 2017 Professional Communications Contest Results Are In

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
CHICAGO – March 27, 2017 — 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 […]

By |March 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Indie Creative Law

Joey Vitale is an attorney for creatives. Based in Chicago, he works with creative small business owners across the country, helping them protect their passion.

His firm, Indie Creative Law, offers innovative monthly subscription plans, flat-rate packages, and legal consultation calls. By offering these options, Indie Creative Law helps creatives budget, cover basic needed documents, […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Featured Business|0 Comments

Accessing Information in Illinois: FOIA, Open Meetings Laws and Other Resources

What the public wants to know, power often prefers to keep secret. Particularly in this media-hostile climate, it is more important than ever to know how to access information and what rights you have as a member of the press or public. The law, after all, favors transparency and public participation – if you […]

By |March 27th, 2017|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

Spinning Magic Was Her Specialty

The “Chicago Story Lady” had a remarkable knack for telling a good fairy tale. Born the tenth child in a family of eleven children, Chicago native, Georgene Faulkner realized she had a gift for writing and performing enchanting stories. Dressed in costumes appropriate for her tales, Georgene spun her talent into a career entertaining […]

By |February 20th, 2017|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

2017 Communicator Of Achievement: Randy Richardson

Randy Richardson has been selected 2017 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 in […]

By |February 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Alternative Responsibility? Why Journalism Must Practice Its Constitutional Mandate

I haven’t been overly concerned about Donald Trump’s election. Though I’m not a fan, I’m mostly curious about the reasons he won and am fascinated by the abrupt deviation it seems we’re about to take from the only identity I’ve ever known our country to have.

As a leader, I do find him an unfortunate […]

By |January 30th, 2017|First Amendment Network|0 Comments

The IWPA High School Communications Contest is Now Open!

Spread the word that the 2017 IWPA High School Communications is on!

Entries are being accepted from female and male students of all public and private high schools in Illinois. This annual competition honors and celebrates student journalists and their schools’ communications programs.  First-place winners also go on to compete in the national high school […]

By |January 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Marcel . . . Burn It Down

Wow: Election 2016.

And we’re back on flag burning.

I am fascinated and disturbed that this debate still rages because it exposes a particular rot at the core of our country – one that I fear threatens to undo us.

So I’m going to ditch my usual constitutional backdrop and get straight to the point on this […]

By |November 30th, 2016|FAN-Fair|2 Comments

AAUW & IWPA Celebrate Jane Addams Day on UIC Campus on December 10th

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
CHICAGO – November 2, 2016 — American Association of University Women-Illinois (AAUW-IL) and Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) are proud to announce the 10th Annual Jane Addams Day Celebration. The event will be held at the University of Illinois-Chicago Student Center at 1pm on Saturday, December […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Fun First Amendment Facts You May Not Know

The First Amendment has had a nice showing in the current election cycle. Almost every day there’s a new debate about whether the flood of threats, misstatements and accusations being bandied about are entitled to protection. So instead of covering all of that here, I say we use the opportunity to take a look […]

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