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Build your personal brand!

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 your work, and which social media tool will attract the greatest audience. Get the edge from those who do this every day — and get results.

Where:
ABA Journal, 321 N. Clark St. (21st floor), in downtown Chicago.

When: 9am-noon, Saturday Nov. 7

Cost:
$10 for members of the Headline Club and/or JAWS
$15 for non-members
$5 for students who show ID
* FREE for new members who join between now and Nov. 7! Join now!
For tickets, go to Eventbrite.

Building Your Personal Brand! Agenda:

9-10 a.m.
Where do you showcase your work? Learn the nuts and bolts of setting up your own website with Ed Scott, UX consultant and adjunct professor of communication at the Illinois Institute of Technology. (Laptops are not required, but encouraged)

10-11 a.m.
Facebook. Instagram. Periscope. So many social media tools! Learn what works best with Ali Trumbull, social media coordinator for Crain’s Chicago Business, where she focuses on social strategy for both the editorial and business sides of the magazine. Previously, she was community news manager at Aggrego, where she managed three then-Sun-Times Media newspapers online and their social media channels.

11-noon
Now that you have some tools under your belt, snag some tips and insight from those who have built their brand well, featuring:

  • Alex Garcia, an award-winning independent photographer and former staffer at the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and the Press-Telegram (Long Beach, Calif.). He is the author of “Depth of Field: Tips on Photojournalism and Creativity,” based on his popular “Assignment Chicago” blog at the Chicago Tribune.
  • Rex Huppke, a columnist at the Chicago Tribune, where he writes a syndicated humor column as well as a workplace column that runs in papers across the country. He once declared himself “America’s most-beloved workplace advice columnist,” thus becoming an expert at branding.
  • Angelica Atondo, author of “El Secreto Para Lograrlo,” a guide for youth that has sold more than 200,000 copies in the United States and in Mexico. She was an anchor for Univision’s affiliate in Illinois from 2010 to 2014. Most recently, she was the voice for Ragu’s 2015 National Campaign and Cricket’s 2015 National Campaign. She’s also the official endorsement personality for the Money Transfers’ company Pangea and for Apoyo Medical Legal.
  • Moderator Alejandra Cancino, a fellow at The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago. Cancino spent six years at the Chicago Tribune, where her beats included labor and manufacturing. Before the Tribune, Cancino was a web producer and multimedia reporter at La Palma, a Spanish-language weekly, and covered crime for the Palm Beach Post. She’s on the Chicago Headline Club board of directors and is co-captain for JAWS’ Chicago chapter.

 

Exclusive preview: “Spotlight” Nov. 2

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
TICKETS: Buy your tickets ahead of time here!
Headline Club members + 1 guest, $10 each
Non-Members, $15
New members, FREE with paid membership before or at the screening! Please bring receipt to show as proof.

“It’s the ‘All the President’s Men’ for the 21st century,” says Dann Gire, Headline Club board member, Chicago Film Critics Association president, and Daily Herald movie reviewer.

Boston Globe editor Robby Robinson sat on their story about the Catholic Church’s pedophile cover-up until a final “i” got dotted, even though a rival newspaper was about to stumble over the story, rendering months of work at the Globe a waste.

“Spotlight” opens in theaters Nov. 6.

Open Road has decided to push all of the members of its large ensemble — among them Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci — in the supporting categories for the Oscars.

 

 

 

4th ANNUAL FOIA FEST!

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 this year? Have an idea for a panel, or want to be involved in planning the fest? Contact FOIA Fest chair Kristen Schorsch at FOIA@HeadlineClub.org.

Covering Islam: How journalists can better report on Muslims, mosques and the Quran

From Chicago to Pakistan, Islam and Muslims are in the news every day.

Do you know the difference between Sunnis and Shiites?

How can you better cover stories involving a new local mosque?

Are your local schools giving kids the chance to take off class for Ramadan or Eid al-Adha?

Join the Chicago Headline Club for a panel discussion on how to better cover Islam.

Who:
Madhu Krishnamurthy, Daily Herald
Mariam Sobh, WBBM Newsradio
Tahera Rahman, Radio Islam
Moderated by Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune religion reporter

Where:
Columbia College, 33 E. Congress Parkway, Room 219

When:
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Statement regarding Roanoke shootings

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 be targets of an attack.

We extend our sincerest condolences to their families, coworkers and loved ones.

22 years of JobFile

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 all there were the first week — Job File didn’t go out by Web. The World Wide Web was still months away from being opened to the public. Instead, it went by that very 1980s innovation, the fax machine.

About a dozen people received it, all in college placement offices, along with the two clubs for which I then, and still today, produce it — the Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Illinois News Broadcasters Association. I was on the board of both organizations (I’m still on INBA’s board and was president of both groups simultaneously in 1996-97, which almost killed me, but that’s a story for another day) and they wanted me to do JobFile so that they could list some local openings in their newsletters, which were then delivered hard-copy on a monthly basis.

Within a couple of months, the Headline Club opened a voice mail bank with five (count ‘em!) extensions, to better communicate with the membership, and JobFile began to appear there, or at least seven of the latest jobs — all that would fit on my voice mail message.

The long-disconnected phone number was 312-714-LIES, something that was pointed out to us after it was in service for a while, and which gave us quite a few laughs. It all seems so quaint. The fax disappeared in about 1997, and the phone line hung on till about 2006.  There are some addresses I can still recite in my sleep because I read them on the phone message so often.

JobFile always listed print, television, radio and public relations jobs, but journalism education was added early and online about three years in. The focus became regional by late 1997, and when I met my wife (then a journalism student at the University of South Carolina) in 1999, I extended the listings to cover the Carolinas.

Today, JobFile usually runs a healthy 60 pages of agate each week, although it slimmed down to about 25 when the economy teetered on the edge of oblivion in 2008. Today, radio stations hire videographers, TV stations require reporters to write “A” Wire copy, only shorter for the Web, and ”print” journalists had better be able to master those Dark Arts that used to be considered ”broadcast.” If you can’t write both broadcast and AP style, shoot video and stills, edit copy/video/audio/everything, finding a job may be difficult.

And that’s what we’re still about here at JobFile. Finding people jobs. In the best of times, there have never been enough in this field, and let’s face it, I’m hard put to figure out when the good times start. The aura of Woodward and Bernstein disappeared long ago but those of us who have stuck it out know how important the First Amendment is.

A few people have asked me how many more years I’m going to do this. I’m not sure, and I don’t see anyone waiting in the wings to take it over.  But for now, it’s my gift to you, because no one has ever made a cent, that I know of, from publication of JobFile. I haven’t, and the clubs haven’t.  Any time people tell me they found jobs through JobFile, I’m pleased, and if they tell me it has prompted them to join the club, all the better.  That’s payment enough.  Use it, spread the word, see it on the Headline Club website (http://www.headlineclub.org), subscribe via the INBA Web site (http://www.inba.net) and as the SPJ Code of Ethics advises us, seek the truth and report it.  In the end, that’s what this is all about.

Bob Roberts

JobFile editor-for-life

Journalism: past, present and future

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 Ruth MacDougall, our hostess. Your $25 donation buys you Hecky’s BBQ, brats, burgers, beverages of all kinds, and brilliant conversation.

Our speakers:
–Susan Smith Richardson, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, veteran editor, reporter and columnist at the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere.
— Myiti Sengstacke Rice, founding editor in chief of Uptown magazine, granddaughter of late publisher John H.H. Sengstacke and author of “Chicago Defender.”
— Bob Chiarito, founder of The Chicago Ambassador, regular contributor to the Chicago Tribune, and City News Bureau of Chicago and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin alum who studied under Les.

 Les was the first African-American member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the first black president of the Chicago Headline Club. He worked at the Chicago Daily News, Chicago’s American, Chicago Defender, WLS-TV (“Les Brownlee: Channel 7 Eyewitness News”), and taught at ColumbiaCollege.

We honor Les each year with a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding Chicago area journalism student. Your contribution at this party goes into that scholarship fund. If you cannot attend, you can still contribute. Write a check for a tax-deductible contribution to the Chicago Headline Club Foundation, care of CHCF Treasurer Howard Dubin, Manufacturers News, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL60201.

You may purchase a copy of “Les Brownlee: The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist” at the party. Also available will be new books by Kenan Heise, “He Writes About Us,” and by Allen Rafalson, “The Santa Claus Trial.”

RSVP via EventBrite above or to Susan S. Stevens at susanstevens@aol.com, 312-733-1936.

CHC annual Brownlee Party Sun. Aug. 23

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 donation buys you BBQ, beer, brats, burgers, and brilliant conversation. 

 Les was the first African-American member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the first black president of the Chicago Headline Club. He worked at the Chicago Daily News, Chicago’s American, Chicago Defender, WLS-TV (“Les Brownlee: Channel 7 Eyewitness News”), and taught at Columbia College. If you were one of his students, he might have asked you to stand in class and shout, “I am great.”

 We honor Les each year with a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding Chicago area journalism student. Your contribution at this party goes into that scholarship fund. If you cannot attend, you can still contribute. Write a check for a tax-deductible contribution to the Chicago Headline Club Foundation, care of CHCF Treasurer Howard Dubin, Manufacturers News, 1633 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201.

At the party, you may purchase a copy of “Les Brownlee: The Autobiography of a Pioneering African-American Journalist” at the party. Also available will be new books by Kenan Heise, “He Writes About Us,” and by Allen Rafalson, “The Santa Claus Trial.”

RSVP via EventBrite above or to Susan S. Stevens at susanstevens@aol.com, 312-733-1936.

CHC achievement: IAG letters

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 are non-binding opinions issued by the PAC’s Office to resolve complaints about alleged violations of Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act by government bodies that are filed by members of the public and the media. While the PAC’s office has received thousands of request for reviews of alleged violations, only binding opinions are available to the public at http://foia.ilattorneygeneral.net/bindingopinions.aspx.

Determination letters, which are issued far more frequently, are not immediately available. The difference between binding and non-binding opinions is that a binding opinion is reviewable and will receive deference by a circuit court; but a judge is not required to pay heed to a non-binding opinion in an ensuing lawsuit.

CAC has thus far received over 400 determination letters. Over 100 of those letters are now available and the index will be updated on an ongoing basis as additional letters are analyzed.

“Determination letters have tremendous value because the legal analysis for determination letters and binding opinions is substantively identical, and so they reveal how the Attorney General’s Office interprets open government statutes,” explained CAC Executive Director Maryam Judar. “Prior to this index, to access a determination letter, an individual would need to know what she or he is looking for and submit a FOI request to the Attorney General’s Office.”

The index reports several aspects of each determination letter, including the public body type and specific public body name that is implicated, the violation(s) alleged, the specific provision in the FOIA or OMA or outside statute cited, the outcome, and the legal rationale behind the outcome. A link to the original letter is also provided. This index is an important tool that will assist journalists in reporting on government entities’ application of open government laws and writing FOIA requests, and citizens seeking to become more civically involved to produce positive outcomes on issues ranging from budget accountability to social justice.

“The PAC Determination Letter Index levels the playing field between the requester and he public body,” said Judar. Equipping FOIA requesters with an easy way to access determination letters can help them to craft better FOIA requests and target the right public body for their specific request. Likewise, a community member who suspects their public body violated OMA might find similar circumstances described in the index that will help them better evaluate the situation.”

Funding for this project was provided by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Chicago Headline Club.

For more information on the Headline Club, visit www.HeadlineClub.org. For more information about CAC visit www.CitizenAdvocacyCenter.org

Congratulations to our Lisagor Winners!

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 of Chicago. The awards recognize the best of Chicago journalism and are named for Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976.

Veteran journalists Felicia Middlebrooks and Greg Hinz received Lifetime Achievement Awards. Middlebrooks has co-anchored CBS Radio/WBBM Newsradio’s morning drive news since October 1984. Hinz, who has covered city politics for 40 years, is chief political reporter, blogger and columnist for Crain’s Chicago Business.

The 2015 Anne Keegan Award was awarded to Maureen O’Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Keegan Award was founded in 2012 to honor journalists “who tell stories of ordinary people in extraordinarily well-reported and well-written prose.” The judging committee praised O’Donnell’s obituary writing in the Sun-Times for its careful research and for her “gifts of inquisitiveness and an eye for the perfect anecdote.” Through “grace of execution,” the judges wrote, her pieces suggest “it was a pleasure for O’Donnell to spend time in her subjects’ company.”

The 2014 Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting goes to Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun-Times for their series, “A Little Justice for David.” David Koschman died in 2004 after a single punch by Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, the nephew of former longtime Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, during a late-night drunken encounter. The Sun-Times’ dogged pursuit of the story prompted officials to re-open the case, ultimately leading to Vanecko’s conviction nearly 10 years after Koschman’s death.

Robin Robinson, the veteran Chicago broadcast journalist, served as master of ceremonies at the dinner.

The winners in more than 100 categories, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and digital media, were:

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST DEADLINE REPORTING (D1)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Staff, Chicago Tribune, “New archbishop named”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST DEADLINE REPORTING (D2)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Madhu Krishnamurthy, Lee Filas and Christopher Placek, Daily Herald, “Cops shot in Holiday Hills”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST NON-DEADLINE REPORTING (D3)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Bryan Gruley, Bloomberg, “Can a wife with dementia say yes to sex?”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST NON-DEADLINE REPORTING (D4)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Marie Wilson and Jessica Cilella, Daily Herald, “Heroin in the suburbs/Through their eyes”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (D5)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

David Jackson, Gary Marx and Duaa Eldeib, Chicago Tribune, “Harsh treatment”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (D6)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Marisa Kwiatkowski, The Times Media Co., “A different kind of war”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER:BEST POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT REPORTING (D7)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Jason Grotto and Heather Gillers, Chicago Tribune, “Borrowing trouble”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT REPORTING (D8)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Marc Chase, The Times Media Co., “Lake County solid waste district wastes taxpayers’ money”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST EDUCATION REPORTING (D9)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune, “U. of I.’s Chinese influx”

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST EDUCATION REPORTING (D10)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Carmen McCollum, The Times Media Co., “Schools, students struggle with suicides”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SCIENCE, HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY OR ENVIRONMENT REPORTING (D11)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune, “Environment beat exclusives”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SCIENCE, HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY OR ENVIRONMENT REPORTING (D12)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000.

 

Marc Chase, The Times Media Co., “What’s killing the Region? What’s killing Region youth?”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST NEWS COLUMN OR COMMENTARY (D13)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune, “They shoot out here every day”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST NEWS COLUMN OR COMMENTARY (D14)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Jim Slusher, Daily Herald, “Jim Slusher’s letter to readers”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST EDITORIAL WRITING (D15)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

John McCormick, Chicago Tribune, “Is Chicago helpless to stop the violence? No, actually”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST EDITORIAL WRITING (D16)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Doug Ross, The Times Media Co., “Agency’s purse strings need tight control”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST BUSINESS OR CONSUMER REPORTING (D17)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune, “How some big Illinois companies cut their taxes”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST BUSINESS OR CONSUMER REPORTING (D18)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Keith Benman, The Times Media Co., “Looking to Kenosha to guide Indiana on luring jobs”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (D19)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times, “The most dangerous block in Chicago”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (D20)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Mike Riopell, Daily Herald, “We were almost home”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST ARTS REPORTING AND CRITICISM (D21)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune, “Designed in Chicago, made in China”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST ARTS REPORTING AND CRITICISM (D22)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald, “Barbara Vitello reviews”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SPORTS STORY (D23)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Jared Hopkins, Chicago Tribune, “Jose Abreu’s mysterious journey”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SPORTS STORY (D24)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Bill McLean, Kevin Reiterman, David Sweet and John Conatser, The North Shore Weekend, “Crohn’s disease can’t tackle football star”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SPORTS COMMENTARY (D25)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

David Haugh, Chicago Tribune, “Pride of South side; NU wrong place for Union battle; I woke up on a stretcher”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SPORTS COMMENTARY (D26)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Barry Rozner, Daily Herald, “Barry Rozner columns”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST NEWS PHOTO (D27)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune, “Violence and chaos at residential treatment centers”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST NEWS PHOTO (D28)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

John Watkins, John  Luke and Jonathan Miano, The Times Media Co., “Photos of Gary Officer Jeffery Westerfield’s funeral”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST FEATURE PHOTO (D29)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, “The prom send-off”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST FEATURE PHOTO (D30)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Laura Stoecker, Daily Herald, “Football fireworks”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST SPORTS PHOTO (D32)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Mark Black, Daily Herald, “High Jumper”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST DESIGN (D33)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Brian MacQueen, Chicago Tribune, “Designed in Chicago, built in China”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST DESIGN (D34)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Brian Shamie, Daily Herald, “Designs”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST TECHNOLOGY REPORTING (D35)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Kathy Bergen, Chicago Tribune, “Chicago’s high-tech inspiration? Tel Aviv”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST ILLUSTRATION (D37)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation more than 250,000

 

Jonathon Berlin, Chicago Tribune, “Illustrations”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: BEST ILLUSTRATION (D38)

Daily Newspaper, News Service or Bureau, circulation less than 250,000

 

Scott Helmchen, Shaw Media, “FDA to review safety (marijuana); Can social media pinpoint where virus strike?; Dollar disparities”

 

DAILY NEWSPAPER: GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN PRINT JOURNALISM (D39)

 

Staff, The Times Media Co.

 

NON-DAILY: BEST IN-DEPTH REPORTING IN A GENERAL-INTEREST PUBLICATION

(N1)

 

Staff, Chicago Magazine, “The Truth about Crime in Chicago; Dead Wrong; Getting Washed”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST IN-DEPTH REPORTING IN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER (N2)

 

Gretchen Rachel Hammond, Windy City Times, “Series on transgender women targeted on Chicago’s West Side”

 

NON-DAILY:BEST IN-DEPTH REPORTING IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER (N3)

 

Ryan Ori and John Pletz, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Chicago 2.0”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST IN-DEPTH REPORTING IN A MAGAZINE OR MAGAZINE SECTION (N4)

 

Andrew Schroedter, Patrick Rehkamp and Cassie Walker Burke, Better Government Association/Chicago Magazine, “The ABCs of UNO”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST NEWS COLUMN OR COMMENTARY (N5)

 

Joe Cahill, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Cahill on CEO pay”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST EDITORIAL WRITING (N6)

 

Ann Dwyer and Steve Reiss, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Dwyer/Reiss Editorial”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST BUSINESS REPORTING (N7)

 

Bryan Gruley, Bloomberg, “Twilight of the Pizza Barons”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (N8)

 

Bryan Smith, Chicago Magazine, “The Voices in Josh Marks’ Head”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST NON-DEADLINE REPORTING IN NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE(N9)

 

Staff, Chicago Magazine, “The Truth about Crime in Chicago; Dead Wrong and Getting Washed”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST POLITICAL REPORTING IN NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE (N10)

 

Andrew Schroedter and Cassie Walker Burke, Better Government Association/Chicago Magazine, “The ABCs of UNO”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST EDUCATION REPORTING IN NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE (N11)

 

Andrew Schroedter and Cassie Walker Burke, Better Government Association/Chicago Magazine, “The ABCs of UNO”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST ARTS REPORTING AND CRITICISM (N12)

 

Bryan Smith, Chicago Magazine, “Mike Nussbaum is 90 and can do more pushups than you”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST SPORTS STORY (N13)

 

Bryan Smith, Chicago Magazine, “The long rebound”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY (N14)

 

Art Shay, Chicago Magazine, “Life through a Leica”

 

NON-DAILY: BEST DESIGN (N15)

 

Bryan Erickson, Chicago Magazine, “Chicagoans of the Year 2014”

 

NON-DAILY: GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN PRINT JOURNALISM (N17)

 

Staff, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Agents of change; Tech real estate; Special Report: What comes first”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS STORY OR SERIES (R2)

 

David Schaper, NPR, “Gun violence in Chicago up close”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (R3)

 

Robert Wildeboer and Cate Cahan, WBEZ, “Chicago police failing to register sex offenders”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST REPORTER (R4)

 

Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST NEWSCAST (R5)

 

James VanOsdol, Rivet Radio, “Three morning Rivet newscasts”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST FEATURE REPORTING (R6)

 

Linda Paul, Cate Cahan and Ken Davis, WBEZ, “Rules of the Ramps: Bud’s story”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMMING (R7)

 

Robert Wildeboer and Cate Cahan, WBEZ, “Of Natural Causes: Death in Illinois Prisons”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST BUSINESS OR CONSUMER REPORTING (R8)

 

Charles Meyerson, Rivet Radio, “CTA Ventra card deadline: Guide to switching”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST HEALTH OR SCIENCE REPORTING (R9)

 

Shawn Allee, Jennifer Brandel, Logan Jaffe and Erik Nelson Rodriguez, WBEZ, “Curious City: Where do Chicago’s bats hang out?”

 

BROADCAST RADIO: BEST SPORTS STORY (R10)

 

Patrick Smith and Cate Cahan, “WBEZ, “Open Tryouts and ‘indie blue balls’ in Indiana”

 

SPECIALTY/TRADE: BEST DEADLINE REPORT (S1)

 

Tim Jones, Toluse Olorunnipa, Elizabeth Campbell and Andrew Harris, Bloomberg, “Ferguson Unrest”

 

SPECIALTY/TRADE: BEST IN-DEPTH REPORT OR SERIES (S2)

 

Angela Caputo, The Chicago Reporter, “Reclaiming the avenue”

 

SPECIALTY/TRADE: BEST COMMENTARY (S3)

 

William T. McGrath, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, “Professor William McGrath-The John Marshall Law School”

 

SPECIALTY/TRADE: BEST BUSINESS OR CONSUMER REPORTING (S4)

 

John Lippert, Jeffery McCracken and David de Jong, Bloomberg, “Power network draws rich families to Chicago banker Byron Trott”

 

SPECIALTY/TRADE: BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (S5)

Joe Carroll, Bloomberg, “Murder on the Pipelines: Drug cartels turn Texas oil routes into killing zones”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST SPOT NEWS STORY (T1)

 

Rob Elgas, Curtis Sweat, Joe Kolina, Jennifer Lay-Riske and Stephanie Streff, WMAQ-TV/NBC5 Chicago, “Marching with the protesters”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST IN-DEPTH NEWS STORY OR SERIES (T2)

 

Tammy Leitner, Lisa Capitanini, Mark Ringo, Julio Martinez, Rich Moy and Tony Vitale, NBC5 Chicago, “NBC5 Investigates: The new hacking threat”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORT (T3)

 

Pam Zekman, Patrick Rehkamp and Dan Blom, Better Government Association/CBS2 Chicago, “Fire suppression”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST FEATURE NEWS REPORT (T8)

John Owens, Zbigniew Bzdak and Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune/WYCC-TV 20, “Kenwood’s Journey”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMMING (T9)

 

Staff, NBC5 Chicago, “NBC5 Investigates: Inside the frontlines”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST BUSINESS OR CONSUMER REPORTING (T10)

 

Brett Chase, Pam Zekman and Dan Blom, Better Government Association/CBS2 Chicago, “Illinois public hospitals pay $180 Million for wrongful death cases”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST HEALTH OR SCIENCE REPORTING (T11)

 

Pam Zekman, Patrick Rehkamp and Dan Blom, Better Government Association/CBS2 Chicago, “Fire suppression”

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST SPORTS STORY/SINGLE NEWS STORY OR FEATURE

(T12)

 

Martha Irvine, Associated Press, “Teen shines on paralympic hockey”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST NEWS SPECIALTY/EDUCATION/SCHOOLS NEWS

(T20)

 

Staff, NBC5 Chicago, “NBC5 Investigates: The School Data Investigations”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST NEWS SPECIALTY/ENVIRONMENT NEWS

 (T21)

 

Chris Coffey, Katy Smyser, Rich Moy, Mark Ringo, Julio Martinez and Mike Adams, NBC5 Chicago, “NBC5 Investigates: Beach Ready?”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST NEWS SPECIALTY/HEALTH/SCIENCE (T22)

 

Martha Irvine and Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press, “Baby-Cuddling grandma holds unexpected patient”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST NEWS SPECIALTY/HUMAN INTEREST (T23)

 

Martha Irvine, Associated Press, “Paying it forward, church gives out money”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST NEWS

 

SPECIALTY/POLITICS/GOVERERNMENT

(T24)

 

Phil Rogers, Katy Smyser, Richard Moy, Zach Christman, Mark Ringo and Julio Martinez, NBC5 Chicago, “NBC5 Investigates: Leadership PACs”

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION: BEST NEWS SPECIALTY/RELIGIOUS (T25)

 

Robert Herguth, Patrick Rehkamp, Phil Rogers and Katy Smyser, Better Government Association/ NBC5 Chicago, “Nuns and Strippers”

 

ONLINE: BEST MULTIMEDIA FEATURE PRESENTATION (X1)

 

Alex Bordens, Alex Richards, David Kidwell, Ryan Mark, David Eads and Ryan Nagle, Chicago Tribune, “Were you caught in a red light camera ticket spike?”

 

ONLINE: BEST NEWS WEBSITE (X2)

 

Staff, Chicago Tribune

 

ONLINE: BEST INDIVIDUAL BLOG POST, INDEPENDENT (X3)

 

Jacob Huebert and Bryant Jackson-Green, Illinois Policy.org, “Illinois general assembly revives recording ban”

 

ONLINE: BEST INDIVIDUAL BLOG, AFFILIATED (X4)

 

Christopher Benson, The Chicago Reporter, “Blogs by Christopher Benson”

 

ONLINE: BEST CONTINUING BLOG, INDEPENDENT (X5)

 

Casey Bukro and Stephen Rynkiewicz, Ethicsadvicelineforjournalists.org, “Ethics in Journalism”

 

ONLINE: BEST CONTINUING BLOG, AFFILIATED (X6)

 

Patty Wetli, DNAinfo.com Chicago, “Hortus in Urbe”

 

ONLINE: BEST DEADLINE REPORTING ONLINE (X7)

 

Carlos Sadovi, Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Marwa Eltagouri and Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune, “Black Friday shooting at Nordstrom”

 

ONLINE: BEST NON-DEADLINE REPORTING ONLINE (X8)

 

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Jon Lowenstein and Alden Loury, The Center for Public Integrity, “Understaffed and Underserved: A look Inside America’s Nursing Homes”

 

ONLINE: BEST BREAKING NEWS STORY (X9)

 

Tanveer Ali and Darryl Holliday, DNAinfo.com Chicago, “CTA Operator Who crashed Train was ‘Very Tired,’ possibly nodded off: Union”

 

ONLINE: BEST NEIGHBORHOOD/COMMUNITY NEWS (X10)

 

Staff, The Red Line Project, “selection from The Red Line Project”

 

ONLINE: BEST BUSINESS OR CONSUMER REPORTING (X11)

 

Julie Johnsson and Britton Staniar, Bloomberg, “As other Paparazzi Chase Kardashians, these guys stalk 787s”

 

ONLINE: BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (X12)

 

Staff, The Medill Justice Project, “Wrongful Convictions”

 

ONLINE: BEST INVESTIGATIVE/PUBLIC SERVICE REPORTING (X13)

 

Mark Konkol, DNAinfo.com Chicago, “Jackie Robinson West Little League team boundary dispute”

 

ONLINE: BEST USE OF NEWS VIDEO (X14)

 

Craig Duff, Stephen Franklin, Clancy Calkins and Jon Groat, MSNBC.com Chicago, “Ricochet: Life in a City under seige from guns”

 

ONLINE: BEST USE OF FEATURES VIDEO (X15)

 

Chris Walker and Erin Mystkowski, Chicago Tribune, “So Chicago”

 

ONLINE: BEST USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (X16)

 

Staff, Chicago Tribune, “Chicago crime series”

 

ONLINE: GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM (X18)

 

Staff, Chicago Tribune, “Selection of online Journalism”

 

ONLINE: BEST PHOTO  (X19)

 

Ratko Radojcic, Chicago Magazine, “Last Call: 22 Shots of Chicago Bars at the night’s end”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST DEADLINE REPORTING (AM1)

 

Staff, The Medill Justice Project, “Del Prete released from prison”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING (AM2)

 

Staff, The Medill Justice Project, “Wrongful Convictions”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST FEATURE STORY OR SERIES (AM3)

 

Staff, Chicago Tribune, “Chicago Crime series”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY (AM4)

 

Stephen Franklin and Craig Duff, MSNBC.com Chicago, “Ricochet: Life in a City under siege from guns”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY (AM5)

 

Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune, “Violence and chaos at residential treatment centers”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST MULTIMEDIA COLLABORATION (AM6)

 

Staff, Chicago Tribune/Mash/True Star Media, “Lost Friends”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST EDITORIAL CARTOON (AM7)

 

Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune, “Scott Stantis editorial cartoons”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST GRAPHICS (AM8)

 

Jason McGregor, Allison Riggio and Cassie Walker Burke, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Market Intel”

 

BEST ALL MEDIA: BEST ILLUSTRATION (AM9)

 

Thomas J. Linden, John Ueland and Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business, “Da Pitchman”

 

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