Freelancers’ ethical dilemmas: Freelancers make up an increasing portion of the media workforce, writes Laura Neuman. Unlike staff journalists, she writes, they don’t work in a newsroom with editors, colleagues and legal staff close by. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
All coronavirus‘s names: Journalists have the responsibility to put things in context, writes Merrill Perlman. Acknowledge its place in the pantheon of disease, she writes. “Reporting as if it were the end of the world is an epidemic of a different kind.” Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for […]
By Casey Bukro Journalism goes through phases, like a teenager sporting what is hot and ditching what is not. Consider the “nut graph” in news writing, typographical changes to help readers “navigate” through newspapers and graphics that capture attention and inform. Now it’s objectivity’s turn. The New Republic magazine […]
Perils of freelancing: Freelancers are sharing rates and organizing as the pools of available money dwindles, writes Elizabeth King. “Even in non-unionized workplaces, employees are legally protected if they want to discuss their pay with colleagues,” she writes, but it is considered risky or taboo. Visit the Ethics […]
A few rays of hope for local media emerged from the Chicago Journalism Town Hall 2020. The Feb. 23 event drew 24 panelists from a wide range of media to speak at the first such gathering in 11 years. About 300 journalists in the audience heard current news leaders talk […]
Fairness first: Margaret Sullivan calls for a new approach to covering the Trump administration. “First, we need to abandon neutrality-at-all-costs journalism, to replace it with something more suited to the moment,” she writes. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.
Founded in 1921, Chicago Headline Club is the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. So, we’ve had a lot of presidents. Here’s a primer on our club history, followed by a list of presidents, by year. Robert K. Elder, 2019-2020 Alejandra Cancino, 2018-2019 Ben Meyerson, 2017-2018 Alden Loury, 2016-2017 […]
The Chicago Headline Club has T-shirts for sale through our Cafe Press store! Our most popular design features the slogan: “Journalists do it on the record” (with the Headline Club logo on the back). Available on site at Headline Club events such as FOIAfest and the Lisagor Awards for $15, […]
Whether you were able to join us in Chicago or are just looking for some investigative inspiration, here’s a collection of our favorite lessons learned and resources shared so far at this year’s conference. Something missing? Tweet yours it to us @headlineclub. QUOTES We heard a lot of inspiring things at FOIAFest […]
Ex-journalist backs pol: Sam Donaldson ruffled some journalists by backing Mike Bloomberg, writes Paul Farhi. Though Donaldson is retired, is that unethical? Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.