Data journalism: How to get started

April 5, 2017 Ben Meyerson 0

Did the City of Chicago finally send you that data dump you’d been FOIA’ing (after FOIA Fest 2017) and now you’re not sure what to do with it? Is Chicago Public Schools giving you a super-confusing spreadsheet that may as well be in another language? Don’t know whether to use […]

When Reporters Write Books — Friday, Jan. 13

January 7, 2017 Ben Meyerson 0

We all manage to wear multiple hats when dashing between assignments and deadlines. But some of us have also managed to don the hat of book author. Join the Chicago Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Maudlyne Ihejirika, Crain’s Robert Elder and author/journalist Ethan Michaeli for cocktails and conversation on […]

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January Happy Hour

January 25, 2016 Ben Meyerson 0

Stuck in the winter doldrums? Looking for some inspiration for a story? Just want to warm your innards with food, beverages and good company? Want some money to do investigative journalism? Come join your fellow journalists for a happy hour Jan. 27 at Rockit Bar & Grill for a happy […]

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Covering Black Lives Matter

January 6, 2016 Ben Meyerson 0

 Protests in the streets. Clashes in the legal system. Activists of color across the country are drawing attention as they protest perceived injustice from politicians, law enforcement and the legal system. As media outlets cover actions from Black Lives Matter and other groups, how can they ensure they’re accurately capturing […]

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And the Peter Lisagor Award nominees are…

March 26, 2015 Ben Meyerson 0

The wait is over: Here are the nominees for the 38th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism. Presented by the Chicago Headline Club, the awards honor the best work done by Chicago-area journalists in 2014. The Chicago Headline Club will announce the winners of these categories, as well as […]