Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM EDUCATION
Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: Illinois

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Chicago has an important place in the heart of JEA, as does the entire state of Illinois. Get to know about the Land of Lincoln today.

JEA conventions in Illinois
1. Chicago 2018
2. Chicago 2005
3. Chicago 1996
4. Chicago 1991
5. Chicago 1986
6. Chicago 1982
7. Chicago 1975
8. Chicago 1974

Illinois Scholastic Press Organizations
9. Illinois Journalism Education Association
10. Scholastic Press Association of Chicago
11. Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association
12. Southern Illinois Scholastic Press Association
13. Kettle Moraine Press Association

Landmarks Honoring Famous Journalists
14. Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL
15. The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument by Richard Hunt, Chicago, IL
16. Superman aka Clark Kent Statue, Metropolis, IL
17. Genevieve by Pamela S. Carpenter, bronze sculpture of journalist and historian Genevieve Towsley, 1907-1995, Naperville Journalist, author, and historian. Naperville, IL

Museums
18. Museum of Broadcast Communications Chicago, IL
19. American Writers Museum Chicago, IL

Famous Illinois Journalists
20. Bob Woodward, investigative journalist, born in Geneva, IL
21. Ethel L. Payne, “First Lady of the Black Press” born in Chicago, IL
22. Hermene Hartman, founder of magapaper N’DIGO, born in Chicago, IL
23. Dawn Turner Trice, author and reporter, born in Chicago, IL
24. Richard Roeper, film critic and co-host of “Ebert and Roeper and the Movies” born in Chicago, IL
25. Roger Ebert, film critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, co-host of “Ebert and Roeper and the Movies” born in Urbana, IL
26. Gene Siskel, film critic and journalist, born in Chicago, IL
27. Hugh Hefner, magazine publisher, born in Chicago, IL

IJEA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
28. John Gonzcy, 2022
29. Dr. Sally Renaud, 2022
30. Stan Zoller, 2021

IJEA James A. Tidwell Award Winners
31. Laurie Bielong, 2013
32. Mike Doyle, 2014
33. Janet Levin, 2015
34. Cathy Wall, 2016
35. Brenda Field, 2017
36. Rodney Lowe, 2018
37. Dennis Brown, 2019
38. Dr. Dan Kerns, 2020
39. Logan Aimone, 2021

IJEA Hall of Fame Inductees
40. Candace Perkins Bowen, 2008
41. Sarah Doerner, 2008
42. Dana Ewell, 2008
43. Melinda Foys, 2008
44. Diana Peckham, 2008
45. Randy Swikle, 2008
46. Susan Hathaway Tantillo, 2008
47. James Tidwell, 2008
48. Tom Winski, 2008
49. Wayne Brasler, 2014
50. Linda Kane, 2014
51. Cathy Wall, 2014
52. Brenda Field, 2017
53. Stan Zoller, 2017
54. John Gonczy, 2019
55. Dr. Dan Kerns, 2019
56. Dave Porreca, 2019
57. Carol Smith, 2019
58. Dr. Sally Renaud, 2022

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois – awards the Order of Lincoln, the State of Illinois’s highest award
59. Roger Ebert, film critic, 2001
60. Studs Terkel, writer and broadcaster, 2004
61. Paul Harvey, radio broadcaster, 1987
62. Mike Royko, newspaper columnist, 1983

Illinois JEA Rising Star Recipients
63. Karen Barrett, CJE, 2006
64. John Gonczy, 2007
65. Kellie Doyle, 2008
66. Jason Block, 2009
67. Mary Dempsey, 2010
68. Evelyn Lauer, 2012
69. Keith Carlson, 2013
70. Patrick Johnson, 2016
71. Katie Fernandez, 2017
72. Joseph Maffey, 2023

Illinois JEA Administrator of the Year
73. Charles McCormick, 2010
74. Chuck Dill, 2002

Illinois JEA Special Recognition Broadcast Adviser of the Year
75. Jeff Doles, 2023

Illinois JEA Carl Towley Award Recipients
76. Sister Ann Heintz, 1966
77. Gene Gilmore, 1972
78. Clarence Hach, 1975
79. Jan Wiseman, 1977
80. John Bowen, 1994
81. Susan Hathaway Tantillo, 1996
82. Cadace Perkins Bowen, 1997

Illinois JEA Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award
83. Illinois Press Foundation, 2018
84. William Dussling, 2012
85. Marion E. Best, 2009
86. David L. Bennett, 2007
87. Phillip Van Hule, 2002
88. Tony Majeri, 2000
89. Mary Montgomery, 1991
90. Norma M Cunnigham, 1986
91. WBBM Channel 2, Chicago, 1982
92. Chicago Tribune, 1969

JEA H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year
93. Bill Leece, 1997
94. Brenda Field, 2010, 2013, 2017
95. Logan Aimone, 2019
96. Jayna Rumble, 2022

JEA Linda S. Putney Teacher Inspiration Award
97. Janet Levin, 2010
98. Susan Hathaway Tantillo, 2016

JEA Lifetime Acheivement Award Winners
99. 32 Illinois residents

Statewide Press Associations
100. Illinois Press Association

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