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The Illinois Woman’s Press Association High School Contest

IWPA offers Illinois high school students the opportunity to
participant in the Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest on the state level as
well as advance to the national spotlight in conjunction with the National
Federation of Press Women.

Entering
is easy, inexpensive, rewarding and a fantastic professional or freelance
resume boost. We encourage student communicators of all disciplines to take
advantage […]

By |November 8th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Fighting Fake News & Preserving Our Rights

In Late May, a doctored video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi began trending on Twitter. President Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani commented on her slurred speech in a now deleted tweet, with many others using their handles to suggest that Pelosi was unfit, unwell, and/or crazed. 

Not long after the video went viral, it […]

By |September 17th, 2019|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

The Dangers of Censorship in Education

Censorship vs. free speech is by no means a new debate, yet it remains, not only as an issue, but as a very real threat to our education system. Though it may be in the name of “shielding” our nation’s youth, this practice is contradictory to the very first right we were given as […]

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

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