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Dec. 12: “All the President’s Men”

Yes! “All the President’s Men” Get your tickets here.

The Chicago Headline Club is spreading good cheer during the holidays. So, rather than our usual Burger Nite the second Friday of the month, we will present the most upbeat journalism movie of the modern era. We will screen “All the President’s Men,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Lake Street Screening Room, 16th Floor (turn left), 70 E. Lake Street between Wabash and Michigan avenues.

Doors at the Lake Street Screening Room open at 6 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be shipped in at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. after a brief intro by CHC board member and Daily Herald film critic Dann Gire.

We can seat only about 50 people, so plan ahead. Cost: $10 for Headline Club members $15 for non-members.

Can White Newsrooms Tell Chicago’s Story?

Join the Community Media Workshop at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 for an interactive panel on minority journalists in Chicago at Columbia College Chicago, Room 219, 33 East Congress Parkway, Chicago.

• What are your responsibilities?

• Why and how have newsrooms failed to diversity?

• What stories are we missing?

• What does the future look like?

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Newspaper Guild of the Communications Workers of America and presented by the Community Media Workshop.

For more information: Contact Community Media Workshop at 312-369-6400 or Steve Franklin at

Call for Lisagor entries — New Jan. 12 deadline

It’s time to submit your entries for the 38th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism.

Entries are due by Jan. 12. Finalists will be named in mid-March, and winners will be announced May 8 at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Enter here:

Category information can be found in our Lisagor2014 brochure.

The Peter Lisagor Awards are named for The Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, who was one of the nation’s most respected and well-known journalists. The Chicago Headline Club, one of the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapters in the country, established the Lisagor Awards in 1977 to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow his outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is widely acknowledged as the voice of journalism and a leader in recognizing members of the profession for outstanding achievement.

Sageworks business training seminar CANCELLED‏

The business training workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11, has been cancelled. Unfortunately our presenter, the Sageworks Institute, had to drop out.

We’re hoping we’ll be able to reschedule with them for a later date.

For now, we encourage you to get your fix of Headline Club fun by coming to the Billy Goat for Burger Night this Friday at 6 p.m.

Thanks, everyone, for your interest. Hope to see you soon.

Having a good year? Help others via Headline Club Foundation‏


As 2014 nears its end, we sincerely hope you have had a happy, healthy and wealthy year. If your end-of-year balance is looking good, please help journalists in need by giving your extra money to the Chicago Headline Club Foundation.

The Chicago Headline Club Foundation provides more scholarship money than any other area journalism organization. This year we gave three $3,000 grants: the Les Brownlee Scholarship to Loyola University student Lauren DiVito; and intern scholarships to Andrew Holzman of the University of Chicago and Elise Haas of Loyola, who had summer internships at Rivet Radio and WBEZ Radio respectively.

The Foundation also is a major contributor to the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists (866-DILEMMA), which has received more than 1,000 calls for help from all over the country. We offer grants for displaced journalists needing further education, assistance to journalists needing expense money to conduct investigations, and we hope to begin supporting a program for high school age journalists.

To do all of this, we need your help. Your donation to the Chicago Headline Club Foundation has a tax benefit because it is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

Plus, you get the satisfaction of helping journalists in need, both young and old.

Please also consider including the Foundation in your will, as your investment in the future of journalism.

Send your contributions to: Howard S. Dubin, Treasurer, Chicago Headline Club Foundation, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201-1569

Very best wishes for happy holidays and a great 2015!

Foundation President Diane Monk McClelland

Vice President Rob Hess

Treasurer Howard Dubin

Secretary Susan S. Stevens

Board members

Randi Belisomo

Karen Kring

Priscilla Ruth MacDougall

Stan Zoller