IPA SERVICES

Advertising - Whether you want to place advertising in newspapers across the state of Illinois or across the country, the Illinois Press Advertising Services (IPAS) staff can take care of your advertising needs.  IPAS has established different networks with IPA newspapers and other press associations across the country to make advertisers marketing easy, efficient and cost effective.

Illinois Press Media Monitoring - If you need to know what's going on in Illinois, you need Illinois newspapers.  There is no other source that can provide you with the in-depth statewide coverage that newspapers carry every day.

Press Release Service - PR MediaRelease is the only press release service operated by the press for the press. We are pleased to be a part of this new press release service as a cooperative effort of all state press associations. There simply is no better, more cost-effective way to reach virtually all print, radio and television media in the Land of Lincoln than through PRMediaRelease.com. Check it out for free! That's right.  With our approach, you can build your press release and see how it will look online and to our editors without spending a dime.  Change it as many times as you like until it's perfect.  Then and only then would you pay.

Illinois First Amendment Center -The IFAC promotes First Amendment rights and responsibilities through education designed to raise awareness of the need to understand, preserve and protect the First Amendment. IFAC offers free school materials and ships nationwide for free - great for Constitution Day!

PressLines-Reach more than 1,700 newspaper decision makers in the quarterly publication, PressLines. Call 217-241-1700 for more information.

Conventions-The Illinois Press Association holds a combined annual convention; Advertising and Marketing Convention and the News/Editorial Convention. 

Training Throughout the year, the Illinois Press Association offers online training, workshops and seminars on a variety of topics.

Newspapers in Education/Partners in Literacy -Newspapers In Education (NIE) is an exciting educational program for students from kindergarten to adult education. NIE provides newspapers to students that chronicle current events and social issues that inevitably affect their lives. The Illinois Press Association, Illinois Press Foundation and the Illinois First Amendment Center support NIE in Illinois by providing educational and fundraising resources for NIE Coordinators. For more information, email Barry Locher.

Grants & Scholarships-The Illinois Press Foundation (IPF) is dedicated to promoting and protecting free expression through educational activities that foster the practice and respect for First Amendment principles and values, to enhance the quality of services provided by newspapers to their communities, and to support reading and literacy efforts.

Legal Defense Fund - In 1993, the Illinois Press Association embarked on a bold new initiative to strengthen the future of the Illinois newspaper industry.  The mission of the Illinois Press Association Board of Directors is to promote, protect and foster Illinois newspapers by establishing the Illinois Newspaper Legal Defense Fund.

The Illinois Newspaper Legal Defense Fund will provide quality legal research, consultation and court action in cases where the outcome will affect the Illinois newspaper industry as a whole. 

The Illinois Newspaper Legal Defense Fund will address, but not be limited to, areas such as advertising, business, circulation, distribution and news-editorial.

In an increasingly litigious society it is imperative that Illinois newspapers have the support and the resources to meet future legal challenges.  The very existence of the Illinois Newspaper Legal Defense Fund will enhance the ability of the Illinois Press Association to meet those needs and to deter action which may adversely affect the newspaper industry.

The Illinois Newspaper Legal Defense Fund is a restricted fund with the Illinois Press Association and is to be used for no other purpose.