Anne Keegan Award

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The Anne Keegan Award for distinguished journalism reflecting the dignity and spirit of the common man will be presented to writers whose work appears in print, or on established journalism websites, who tell stories of ordinary people in extraordinarily well-reported and well-written prose.

Distinguished by compassion, character and courage, these stories will give voice to the voiceless while muting the voice of the reporter, benefit from the “eye” more than from the “I” of the reporter, and touch the human heart.

Keegan died May 18, 2011 at 68. Chicago Headline Club pays tribute to her reporting for the Chicago Tribune with this award. Keegan first reported on the little guy while working at the City News Bureau of Chicago. She honed her craft at United Press International before moving to the Tribune’s front page. Her husband, Leonard Aronson, and several of his friends are the inspiration for this award. Colleen Mastony, Tribune reporter, was the first to receive the award in 2011.

No entry fee. Articles may be entered in other Lisagor categories as well. Submit up to three articles to: Michael Miner, 4027 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60613. Or send URLs to Deadline is Jan. 13, 2017.

To learn more about Anne Keegan, watch this short video on You Tube. Produced by by her husband, Len Aronson, a Chicago documentary maker, it was shown at the inauguration of the “Keegan” award in 2012 as an introduction and tribute to Anne’s exemplary career