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
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

From Community Activist to City’s Hall of Fame – Lucille Hecht

Attending Chicago’s Old Town Art Fair is a June ritual for residents and out-of-town visitors. The Fair and its art center have played an essential role

in defining that Near North Side neighborhood. It is uniquely Chicago. Years ago, when forces were coming together to create the first art fair, community activist Lucille Hecht became […]

By |March 4th, 2018|So We All May Be Heard|1 Comment

She Navigated the Tides of Journalism

In a time when women had limited options, Daisy M. Seright lived her very full and long life in the southern Illinois town of Harrisburg. When she

died in 1988 at the age of 102, she had been the chairwoman and president of the Register Publishing Co. for more than 56 years. She was at […]

By |December 3rd, 2017|So We All May Be Heard|0 Comments

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas Elected President, National Federation of Press Women

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
Chicago – September 15, 2017 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) is proud to announce that Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, the association’s Past President, and current Historian/Archivist, has been elected President of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

The National Federation of Press Women is a nationwide […]

By |September 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments