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Our FOIA Meeting

September 22, 2011 0

Opening Doors
Every public official we asked to join us, did so. We filled the room. We batted questions and answers back and forth about the state of freedom of information for journalists. Tough questions especially.
Most important of all, we reminded each other that this needs to be the first step…

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Judge: Illinois’ Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional

September 21, 2011 0

Eavesdropping law shot down

Illinois’ eavesdropping law has increasingly drawn journalists’ complaints because of the potential for shutting down reporting on public events. Now a Crawford County judge has handed down a decision that declares the law unconstitutional. 
Protecting reporters’ rights to cover the news is a mandate for the Chicago Headline Club,…

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Access, The Medill Loss, and Congrats!

September 15, 2011 0

Here’s what’s up this month
Access! – Saturday is a big day for journalists and the public our motto is “Protecting the Public’s Right to Know.” We need you Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus, 820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers, 16th floor Regents Ballroom. We will have…

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Medill Ruling: Dark Day for Chicago Journalists

September 10, 2011 0

The Chicago Headline Club takes issue with a judge’s ruling that Northwestern University journalism students are not covered by the Illinois Reporter’s Privilege Act in their investigation of a murder conviction.Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane Cannon ruled that Northwestern must turn over to the State’s Attorney’s office about 500…

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It’s Time to Talk Access

September 7, 2011 0


Please Join Us Sept. 17
You know what happens when reporters can’t get information they need. Their stories are incomplete, delayed or worse yet, they die. That is one of the reasons the Chicago Headline Club undertook a sweeping survey of the…

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The Vote in New Orleans

September 3, 2011 0

At the end of September, the Society of Professional Journalists is holding its annual convention in New Orleans, and your delegates will be voting on some important issues.
They will also be holding elections for national and regional positions.
And so, we need you to tell us what you think. That way…