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Headline Club offers grants for investigative reporting

February 13, 2016 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club, the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in the nation, has grants available to help defray the costs of investigative stories, such as an airline ticket or a stack of public records. Apply by April 29 for up to $575 or by July 29 for up to […]

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Pre-Oscar Invite to view ‘SPOTLIGHT’

February 11, 2016 admin 0

You, the public and fellow journalists are invited to view the acclaimed film, SPOTLIGHT, in the exclusive Lake Street Screening Room, followed by Q&A with journalists, investigators, film critics and clergy. Monday, February 22 (Oscars winners to be announced Feb 28.) Doors open at 6:45 p.m./Movie to start at 7 p.m. at The Lake […]

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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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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 […]