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About INBA

History The Illinois News Broadcasters Association, formed January 22, 1955, is one of the largest statewide broadcast news associations in the nation. The organization is made up of about 200 members from throughout Illinois and surrounding states. The goals of the organization are to preserve and protect the public's right to know, to ensure the free flow of information, to provide scholarships and to exchange information among members.

Membership INBA voting membership is for all active and retired electronic news professionals and educators in Illinois or media markets serving the state of Illinois.

Non-voting membership is for associate members in allied fields such as public relations; out-of-state members who would otherwise qualify for voting membership; and student members in journalism-related courses at Illinois colleges or Illinois residents enrolled at out-of-state colleges.

Newsletter Provided monthly to members, tuneIN contains the latest information on issues affecting journalists in Illinois, plus reports on conventions and seminar plans, job information and other news.

JobFile A current listing of job openings, The JobFile is a joint venture of INBA and The Chicago Headline Club Society of Professional Journalists.

Conventions Held twice each year, conventions offer working journalists, students and people in related fields the opportunity to exchange ideas, learn the latest techniques in broadcasting and network with each other. 

Scholarships INBA offers up to four scholarships each year to qualified post-high school students based on demonstrated interest and potential in electronic media, financial need and academics.