Jamie Kalven should not be forced to testify

December 11, 2017 0

The Chicago Headline Club stands behind journalist Jamie Kalven, who has twice received the club’s prestigious Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting. Kalven was recognized for his investigation into Laquan McDonald’s death, in which he uncovered that the black teenager was fatally shot 16 times by a white […]

The 2017 Peter Lisagor Awards are now open!

December 4, 2017 0

The Chicago Headline Club is now accepting nominations for 2017 Peter Lisagor Awards! Reports must have been published or aired between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017. Entries must be the original work of journalists in Illinois or who work for news media based in the state or northwest Indiana. All […]

On the loss of DNAinfo and Chicagoist, and the gap they leave in our city

November 2, 2017 0

The Chicago Headline Club is heartbroken to learn that DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist have shut down today. Their departure is terrible news for journalism, Chicago and democracy at large. The two publications — along with their sibling outlets in New York, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles — have been an […]

Facebook algorithms, body cameras and gadgets: What we learned at EIJ 2017

September 30, 2017 0

A few members of the Chicago Headline Club’s executive board had the privilege of attending this year’s Excellence in Journalism conference in September. The annual conference brought together members of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Native American […]

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A look back at FOIA Fest 2017

August 20, 2017 0

FOIA Fest 2017 brought journalists together to share tips and tools on how to dig for the truth using the Freedom of Information Act, including panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations.