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Feature Friday: Randy Richardson

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

Randy Richardson is an award-winning journalist and author. With a professional background as an attorney, it […]

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Tim Libretti

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

Tim Libretti is an educator, leader, writer, and overall inspiration. […]

By |June 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas

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

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas is a writer, leader, and a highly skilled communications professional. Her accomplishments include […]

By |June 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Elise Sims

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one 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 one 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 one 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