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The 2016 Lisagor Awards contest is live!

November 18, 2016 Stan Zoller 0

The Chicago Headline Club is now accepting nominations for 2016 Annual Peter Lisagor Awards! Reports must have been published or aired between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. Entries must be the original work of journalists in Illinois or who work for news media based in the state or […]

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Headline Club summer party/fundraiser Aug. 28

August 2, 2016 Susan Stevens 0

Join the Chicago Headline Club Foundation and fans, friends and family members Sun., Aug. 28 for our annual Les Brownlee summer party. We will start at 2 p.m. at the southeast Evanston home Les shared with his wife, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, at 537 Judson Ave. A brief program starts at […]

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Lisagor Finalists revealed! (And happy hour)

April 7, 2016 admin 0

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: It’s time to announce this year’s Peter Lisagor Award finalists! Join the Chicago Headline Club at III Forks Chicago Tuesday as we unveil this year’s nominees for the first time. This’ll be your first chance to find out this year’s finalists — we […]

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Natalie Moore talks about ‘Segregation’ book

March 21, 2016 admin 0

Join us Wednesday, March 30th for a discussion with WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore about her new book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation.” As the Chicago Tribune notes, Moore explores “how segregation informs South Side living, exploring the structural impact it has on schooling, housing, food access, […]

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Invisible Institute ‘storifies’ FOIAFest

March 18, 2016 admin 0

  Take a look at the Twitter chatter about #FOIAFest from Invisible Institute! [View the story “Invisible Institute Executive Director Jamie Kalven Joins Headline Club Guests for #FOIAfest 2016” on Storify]      

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#FOIAFest is tomorrow! 

March 11, 2016 admin 0

We’re excited to see everyone tomorrow at our sold-out #FOIAFest! The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with our keynote speaker Andy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association. Please take a moment to check out the schedule: http://foiaillinois.org/foiafest-2016/. We have sessions on police, politics, education, business, breaking news and more. Don’t forget a laptop if […]

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FOIAFest set for March 12 at Loyola Water Tower

February 15, 2016 admin 0

Tickets are now on sale for the Chicago Headline Club’s fourth annual FOIAFest! Come learn from more than two dozen journalists and other experts on everything from police misconduct and politicians using private email for public business, to filing a public records request and digging through data. Andy Shaw, president […]

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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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Covering Black Lives Matter

January 6, 2016 Ben Meyerson 0

 Protests in the streets. Clashes in the legal system. Activists of color across the country are drawing attention as they protest perceived injustice from politicians, law enforcement and the legal system. As media outlets cover actions from Black Lives Matter and other groups, how can they ensure they’re accurately capturing […]

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Build your personal brand!

November 2, 2015 Susan Stevens 0

Come join us Saturday for a half-day workshop all about building your brand! The Chicago Headline Club has teamed up with the Chicago chapter of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) to help you learn the tricks of the trade! Find out what you need to create a website to showcase […]