Jamie Kalven should not be forced to testify

December 11, 2017 admin 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 Ben Meyerson 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 […]

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

September 30, 2017 Ben Meyerson 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 Mike Ewing 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.