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CHC Board Meeting: March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020 admin 0

CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB Board of Directors meeting Fri. March 6, 2020 President Rob Elder called the meeting to order. Also present: Greg Karp, Flynn McRoberts, Amanda Vinicky, Tahman Bradley, Blair Chavis, Jason Martin, Mike Ewing, Susan S. Stevens, and on the phone Howard Dubin, Suzanne McBride, Stan Zoller, Christine Wolf, Madhu […]

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Bartman, the Ball and Ethics

March 25, 2020 admin 0

  Bartman and the ball  —- photo   By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists The coronavirus batted the 2020 major league baseball season into limbo, but stories about baseball never get old. Here’s one about the Chicago Cubs, a seriously maligned baseball fan and journalism ethics. Like many classic […]

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Journalism Stimulus Needed

March 26, 2020 admin 0

“We need a journalism stimulus,” writes Craig Aaron, saying that journalism is too important to democracy to be left to the whims of the market.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Bailout’s Impact on Media

March 27, 2020 admin 0

Bailout’s impact on media: Much of America’s daily and weekly press can benefit from the new Small Business Administration program, writes Ken Doctor, from loans up to a million dollars. Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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Better Newspaper Business Model

March 30, 2020 admin 0

Better newspaper business model: “The time is now to make a painful but necessary shift,” writes Ben Smith. “Abandon most for-profit local newspapers, whose business model no longer works, and move as fast as possible to a national network of nimble new online newsrooms” to rescue journalists.   Visit […]

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Coronavirus Mixed Messages

March 20, 2020 admin 0

  By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists At a time of extreme urgency, public trust in all credible sources of information is vital to public safety. As the global coronavirus death toll rises, it’s clearly time to set aside petty disputes that divide or confuse us. Yet in the […]

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President Excoriates Media

March 23, 2020 admin 0 photo “Every American has a role to play” in combatting the coronavirus menace, says the president. That includes journalists, although President Trump does not seem to recognize that. He excoriates them every chance he gets. NBC’s Peter Alexander asked him at a news conference: “What do you say […]

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Climate Journalism Rage

March 18, 2020 admin 0

Climate journalism rage: Emily Atkin describes how she put passion into reporting on climate change. “In order to make an impact on climate journalism, I’ve learned, I need to turn my despair into rage,” she writes. “Only then can others feel the burning importance of the story.”   Visit […]

The 2020 Lisagor Awards banquet has been cancelled

March 18, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Dear Headline Club members and Chicagoland journalists: Due to concerns over the coronavirus and COVID-19, we are cancelling the Lisagor Awards banquet this year, which was scheduled for May 15. We will still announce the winners and we’re working on a virtual event to honor our Lifetime Achievement Award-winners and […]

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Journalism With Tears

March 10, 2020 admin 0

Journalism with tears: When  broadcasters‘ tears inundate us, their impact is lost, writes Savannah Jacobson. The crying reporter is a new genre of clickbait, she writes.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.