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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

National Federation of Press Women Announces 2018 High School Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
Chicago, Illinois
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – May 18, 2018 –The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) is proud to announce the state’s winners in the national High School Communications Contest. The annual competition honors and celebrates student journalists and the communications programs of their respective […]

By |May 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Is The First Amendment Wearable?

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case from Minnesota man Andrew Cilek. Cilek was temporarily prevented from voting in 2010 because his “Please I.D. Me” pin – as well as his shirt and other buttons – violated the state’s policy, which forbids political wear from polling places. This is touted as an effort […]

By |May 7th, 2018|FAN-Fair|1 Comment

First Amendment Focus: April Ryan Set to Speak at Malcolm X Saturday April 14th

April Ryan has been a White House correspondent for the past 21 years and continues to fight for transparency from the Trump Administration. She shook her head at Sean Spicer when he refused to give a clear answer about Russia and at his insinuation that she was pushing her own agenda rather than reporting […]

By |April 10th, 2018|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

5 Things Frank Lloyd Wright Taught Me About Starting a Freelance Career

On Saturday, March 24, IWPA members and guests took a guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL. As a budding writers, here are my 5 takeaways from this event.

Branding is critical to marketing your work for building an image to consumers. Today, we’re oversaturated with advertising logos […]

By |March 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

She Pioneered In-Depth Prison and Crime Reporting

She started her journalistic career while attending high school in her hometown, Joliet, Illinois. Stateville, a maximum security state prison, sits on the rolling edge of the neighboring town of Crest Hill situated on Route 53. It is 37 miles south of Chicago. The prison was then and remains now, home for some of […]

By |March 17th, 2018|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

Susan Brauer Named 2018 Communicator of Achievement by Illinois Woman’s Press Association

Chicago, March 13, 2018 – Susan Brauer of New Lenox, Illinois, has been awarded the 2018 Communicator of Achievement Award from the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA).

This prestigious award is the highest honor given by the IWPA and other affiliates of the National Federation of Press Women. It is given to chapter members who […]

By |March 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments