Sydney Sallabanks

Sydney Sallabanks is communications manager at the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, where she works in strategic communications and client relations. Her corporate communications experience includes media relations, crisis management, executive messaging, change management and employee engagement. A graduate of Leadership Boise, Sydney has also been awarded “Woman of the Year” by the Idaho Business Review and recognized as one of Boise’s “Accomplished Under 40.” Sydney has been a member of Junior League Boise for 20 years and has previously served … [Read more...]

Jennifer Swindell

Jennifer Swindell, the founder, CEO and managing editor at Idaho Education News, has been an Idaho journalist for 30 years.

She spent 20 years with the Idaho Statesman in a variety of writing and editing roles. She was promoted to the first female sports editor in Idaho before serving as special projects, government and news editor at the Statesman.

She followed her career with the Statesman as an information director for the Caldwell School District and as a communications director at Boise State … [Read more...]

Haadiya Tariq

Haadiya Tariq is a student reporter originally from Boise, Idaho majoring in Journalism and Sociology at the University of Idaho. She is the current News Editor at The Argonaut after two years at the student run publication. Beginning with her newspaper class at Borah High School, she took interest in the fast paced environment while writing stories of interest to her community. As a junior, she hopes to pursue reporting with an interest in print … [Read more...]


For more information about the Idaho Press Club

Martha Borchers
Executive Director
(208) 389-2879
P.O. Box 2221
Boise, ID, 83701 … [Read more...]


Idaho Press Club has a rich history that should be preserved By Allen Derr A dusty, scrolled wooden board, found under a reporter’s desk, bears the still-clear signatures of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, William Shirer and others. It’s the Idaho Press Club’s Roll of Distinguished Visitors, and it’s time that it, like many other bits of this club’s distinguished history, be pulled together and preserved in a place where they are accessible to all. It might come as a surprise to the original founder so the … [Read more...]

About the Idaho Press Club

The Idaho Press Club is a statewide association of working journalists, from all media; we also count among our members journalism students and teachers, public relations professionals and retired journalists. Our mission is to promote excellence in journalism, freedom of expression and freedom of information. We sponsor an annual journalism contest to recognize the best work in Idaho, along with a gala awards banquet each spring; we sponsor a professional development conference for our members each fall; we advocate for open meetings, open … [Read more...]