Apply here: 2021 FOIAFest Boot Camp

January 14, 2021 Robert Elder 0

The Chicago Headline Club is excited to launch the 2021 FOIAFest Boot Camp, a brand new two-week training program that will be integrated into the annual FOIAFest conference.   The Boot Camp is intended to support the work of early career investigative journalists in Chicago and will partner reporters who have […]

Robert K. Elder on why the Chicago Headline Club Matters

December 10, 2020 Robert Elder 0

The #WeAreTheHeadlineClub campaign⁠—designed by photographer E. Jason Wambsgans⁠—is an effort to give our brand and our members more exposure. You’ll see these photos and questions across social media over the next few months, anchored to pages like these. Our spotlight this month is on: Robert K. Elder, the Chief Digital […]

SPJ Delegates Pass New Sponsorship Policy Resolution

September 12, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Sometimes, common sense wins. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the SPJ delegates voted overwhelmingly to “adopt the Sponsorship Task Force report…and direct the board of directors to enact the proposed Sponsorship Policy as recommended.” What does that mean? The full sponsorship policy is below, but it directs SPJ to reject money […]

Lolly Bowean wins the 2019 Anne Keegan Award

May 15, 2020 Robert Elder 0

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 […]