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McCormick Foundation awards FOIAFest grant

January 14, 2016 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club has received a two-year, $25,000 grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to support FOIAFest. The Headline Club’s annual daylong conference leads up to Sunshine Week and aims to celebrate the importance of access to public information. “This grant will allow the Headline Club to broaden […]

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It’s not too late!

January 12, 2016 admin 0

If you didn’t make the January 11 deadline for Lisagor submissions, you still have time! We will accept entries through January 31, 2016, but at a higher rate. For members,  $50/entry and for non-members, $70/entry. Nominations must be received online by January 31, 2016, for work between January and December, 2015. […]

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The Lisagors Go Statewide! Entries due by Jan. 11, 2016

November 23, 2015 admin 0

Download the 39th ANNUAL LISAGOR ENTRY FORM! CHICAGO, November 23, 2015 – Journalists, critics and bloggers from across Illinois will be eligible for the first time to compete this year for the prestigious Lisagor prizes awarded by the Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in […]

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4th ANNUAL FOIA FEST!

October 9, 2015 admin 0

Save the date! The fourth annual FOIA Fest will be March 12, 2016 at Loyola University Chicago. The daylong conference kicks off Sunshine Week with panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations! What do you want to learn […]

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Statement regarding Roanoke shootings

August 26, 2015 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club is saddened and horrified by the violent shooting deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia. As countless journalists do every day, Parker and Ward were simply out doing their jobs this morning. Journalists should not have to fear that they might […]

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22 years of JobFile

August 15, 2015 admin 0

I long ago lost track of how many hours I’ve devoted to this enterprise, but I remember the first JobFile very well. You don’t think of time moving so quickly, or at least I don’t. In my mind, I’m 26 forever. But on October 13, 1993, when I entered the first seven listings – that’s […]

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Congratulations to our Lisagor Winners!

May 9, 2015 admin 0

Chicago Headline Club Announces Lisagor Award Winners CHICAGO, May 8, 2015 – The Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country, presented the winners of its 2014 Lisagor Awards at its annual awards dinner tonight before more than 300 people at the Union League Club […]

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How to protect confidential sources

April 17, 2015 admin 0

What: How to Protect Confidential Sources Workshop When: 6 p.m. Monday, April 27 Where: CivicLab, 114 N. Aberdeen, Chicago Cost: Free Details: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/source-security-tickets-16587994137 More info: chicagoworkingjournalists@gmail.com Refreshments provided. Beer $1 cup or $2 pint (please bring cash). This workshop is being presented by Working Journalists,the new organization for freelance/independent media […]

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Full FOIAFEST Schedule

March 10, 2015 admin 0

WHAT: FOIAFest. Registration required, or pay cash at the door WHEN: Sat. Mar 14, 8:30a-4p WHERE: Loyola University Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL COST: $10 Headline Club members and students; $15 non-members Lunch and morning refreshments/coffee will be provided! SCHEDULE 9am: Challenges and opportunities in obtaining public […]