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Inland Lakes Journalism

The highest acclaimed program in the north


For 2016-2017 the journalism program has expanded to three course offerings.

The Nexus yearbook is recognized as one of the top yearbooks in the state of Michigan. It has earned six Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Spartan Awards, the top honor in the state. Spartans were earned for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2015 volumes. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the Nexus a Gold Crown in 2008, one of only six in the country that year. The National Scholastic Press Association honored the Nexus with its highest honor, a Pacemaker, in 2007.

The 2017 Nexus may be purchased online through our publisher at this page.

In Sept. 2015, the journalism program launched il360.news, an online student news website.

As of Sept. 2016, Inland Lakes offers dual enrollment journalism in cooperation with North Central Michigan College in Petoskey. The course in JRN 102 Media Writing.

Under the guidance of adviser Tim Morley, media at Inland Lakes is nationally renowned for its photography. Students have received numerous Superior rankings in the Journalism Education Association's convention write-off competitions. Two photographers have been recognized in NSPA's Photo of the Year competition, including Kelly Boughner '17 who won first place in Sports Action in Nov. 2016.

Mr. Morley is the photojournalism curriculum leader for JEA's national journalism curriculum. He is a Certified Journalism Educator through JEA and holds Michigan teaching credentials in journalism from the Michigan Department of Education. He serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. He is a regular presenter on photography subjects at local, regional, state and national workshops.