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Exclusive preview: “Spotlight” Nov. 2

October 18, 2015 Susan Stevens 0

See “Spotlight,”the film about the Boston Globe’s exposé of the Catholic Church pedophile cover up, before it opens to the general public! WHAT: Sneak preview of “Spotlight” with the Headline Club! WHEN: Monday, Nov. 2 at 7p.m. WHERE: Lake Street Screening Room, 70 E Lake St. on the 16th floor […]

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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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Journalism: past, present and future

August 12, 2015 Susan Stevens 0

the topic at the CHC Foundation’s annual Brownlee Party! Featuring Susan Richardson, Myiti Sengstacke and Robert Chiarito RSVP here now: https://lesbrownleesummerparty2015.eventbrite.com 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday August 23rd at 537 Judson Ave. in Evanston We will meet at the beautiful home that Les Brownlee shared with his wife, Priscilla […]

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CHC annual Brownlee Party Sun. Aug. 23

July 26, 2015 Susan Stevens 0

Mark your calendar now!             2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. Aug.23  Our annual summer party honoring Les Brownlee RSVP here now: https://lesbrownleesummerparty2015.eventbrite.com We will meet at 537 Judson Ave. in Evanston, the beautiful home near Lake Michigan that Les shared with his wife, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, our hostess. Your […]

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CHC achievement: IAG letters

July 21, 2015 Susan Stevens 0

The Headline Club was intensely involved in this project that you will read all about in the following news release from the Citizens Advocacy Center. We hope it will help you. Determination Letters Issued by Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor Now Available to Public Through Searchable Index. Determination letters […]

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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 […]