CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUBBoard of Directors meetingFri. May 1, 2020 President Rob Elder called the meeting to order. Also present: Greg Karp, Flynn McRoberts, Amanda Vinicky, Jason Martin, Mike Ewing, Susan S. Stevens, Suzanne McBride, Stan Zoller, Madhu Krishmarthy, Howard Dubin, Tahman Bradley, Maria Zamudio, Alejandra Cancino and Ben Meyerson. All […]
The Chicago Headline Club is deeply troubled by the arrests of Chicago-based journalist Omar Jimenez, producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez while covering the unrest in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody. The arrest was unjustified and we join other journalism organizations […]
Covid-19 taking a mental health toll. Web24.news photo. By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Writers often resort to the word “dystopian” to signify an imaginary place of misery and dread, a place beloved by horror and science-fiction movie fans. Then along came covid-19, and the world finds it is […]
The Chicago Headline Club’s Watchdog Award honors Chicago-area news reporting that calls attention to situations in which the public is being harmed or poorly served. This year’s winner is “The Quiet Rooms,” a collaboration by Jennifer Smith Richards of the Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen and Lakeidra Chavis of […]
The Peter Lisagor Awards are an annual celebration of the best journalism produced throughout the Chicagoland region, spanning all mediums including print, radio, television and digital. While the awards are usually presented at our annual banquet, we are making the announcement digitally this year due to concerns over the coronavirus and […]
Created in 2012 to honor longtime Chicago Tribune writer Anne Keegan, this award honors journalists who write stories that capture the “dignity and spirit of the common man.” This year’s winner of the Anne Keegan Award is Lolly Bowean. Bowean is being honored for her deeply-reported and beautifully-written stories about life […]
Polio patients in iron lungs. New York Daily News photo By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists As uncomfortable as it is to us now, the coronavirus pandemic will interest future historians as another cataclysmic eruption distorting lives and causing death around the world. They happened before. Every generation, it […]
Every finalist and winner of a Lisagor Award this year will receive a free membership to the Headline Club and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). If you’re named as a finalist or winner (no “staff” awards)— you’ll get a free membership or renewal for a year, but we need […]
The Headline Club has a new store on Chicago’s own Threadless.com.
So, show your support…in style.
We have new T-shirts, notebooks, mugs—even face masks.
Every dollar you spend goes to support our programs and journalists directly. Our year-round programs include FOIAfest, the Lisagor Awards and tech workshops. Our professional members also provide mentorship, feedback and networking opportunities for student journalists and freelancers.
The Lisagor Awards wouldn’t exist without Howard S. Dubin. Literally: He actually started them when he served as president of the Chicago Headline Club in 1977. He’s also been a longtime fixture at the national Society of Professional Journalists—so much so that they have an award named after him. Howard has been […]