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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

Newsprint Tariffs Overturned, but the Damage is Already Done

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) recently overturned the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs of up to 30 percent on Canadian newsprint. The President’s policy went into effect in early 2018. The ITC ruled that Canadian imports don’t cause “material injury” to U.S. paper producers. There is potential that the ruling will […]

By |September 17th, 2018|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

On Fridays, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez shines a spotlight on some of our 2018 High School Contest Winners. This week’s featured school is Adlai E. Stevenson High School…

IWPA’s 2018 High School Contest accepted 113 entries in 23 different categories from students of all genders attending public and private […]

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

Feature Friday: Huntley High School

On remaining summer Fridays, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on some of our 2018 High School Contest Winners. This week’s featured school is Huntley High School…

Huntley High School: District 158

IWPA’s 2018 High School Contest accepted 113 entries in 23 different categories from students of all […]

By |August 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Homewood Flossmoor High School

Each remaining Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on some of our 2018 High School Contest Winners. This week’s featured school is Homewood Flossmoor…

Homewood Flossmoor High School : District 233

IWPA’s 2018 High School Contest accepted 113 entries in 23 different categories from students […]

By |August 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments