These are the finalists for the 2023 Peter Lisagor Awards

March 29, 2024 Marissa Nelson 0

The finalists for the 2023 Peter Lisagor Awards, represent some of the best journalism produced in Illinois and northwest Indiana from across print, digital, and broadcast media. Our thanks to everyone who submitted nominations for consideration. Entries were judged by an out-of-state SPJ chapter. Award recipients will be announced at […]

2024 FOIA Fest Tip Sheet

March 17, 2024 Jillian Melero 0

Recommendations and resources for before, during, and after filing a FOIA request FOIA Fest is the Chicago Headline Club’s signature event dedicated to public records reporting, and is held annually in recognition of Freedom of Information Day. Freedom of Information Day promotes the public’s right to know and access to […]

FOIAfest 2024: Full Program Announcement

March 6, 2024 Marissa Nelson 0

Our annual public records conference, FOIA Fest, is returning as a one-day in person event on Saturday, March 16 at Loyola University Chicago’s downtown campus. Below is the full program for FOIA Fest. If you don’t have tickets, you can still purchase them. Scroll to the bottom of the program […]

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March 7, 2024 admin 0 image By Casey Bukro Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists Advertisers sometimes make demands and threats. It’s common for advertisers to push ideas for stories about their products on the editorial staff, said the editor of an interior design magazine.  But one advertiser was so extreme, she called AdviceLine for advice. […]

Announcing the 2024 FOIAfest Boot Camp Cohort

March 5, 2024 Alejandra Cancino 0

The Chicago Headline Club, the largest SPJ chapter, is proud to announce its 2023 FOIAfest Boot Camp cohort. The FOIAfest Boot Camp is a training program for Chicago-based reporters from marginalized communities to help them navigate accountability journalism — from story-idea to publishing. The journalists will receive specialized training sessions […]