Apply here: 2022 FOIAFest Boot Camp

December 20, 2021 Administrator 0

The Chicago Headline Club is now accepting applications for its 2022 FOIAFest Boot Camp, the two-week training program launched last year and integrated into the annual FOIAFest conference. The Boot Camp is intended to support the work of early career journalists of color in Chicago and will partner reporters who […]

Stacy St. Clair wins the 2020 Anne Keegan Award

May 7, 2021 Administrator 0

The Anne Keegan award honors journalists who write stories that capture the dignity and spirit of ordinary men and women. It was created in 2012 to honor Anne Keegan, a longtime writer for the Chicago Tribune whose work was distinguished by compassion, character and courage. Her stories often profiled everyday people […]

2020 Watchdog Award finalists announced

May 7, 2021 Administrator 0

Sponsored by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Chicago Headline Club each year awards a cash prize for enterprising journalism that defends and protects everyday folks. The Watchdog Award honors Chicago-area news reporting that calls attention to situations in which the public is being harmed or poorly served.  This year, […]

Visit the Headline Club’s new store on

May 3, 2020 Administrator 0

The Headline Club has a new store on Chicago’s own

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.

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Dec. 12: “All the President’s Men”

December 5, 2014 Administrator 0

Yes! “All the President’s Men” Get your tickets here. The Chicago Headline Club is spreading good cheer during the holidays. So, rather than our usual Burger Nite the second Friday of the month, we will present the most upbeat journalism movie of the modern era. We will screen “All the […]

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Can White Newsrooms Tell Chicago’s Story?

November 26, 2014 Administrator 0

Join the Community Media Workshop at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 for an interactive panel on minority journalists in Chicago at Columbia College Chicago, Room 219, 33 East Congress Parkway, Chicago. • What are your responsibilities? • Why and how have newsrooms failed to diversity? • What stories are we missing? […]

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Call for Lisagor entries — New Jan. 12 deadline

November 22, 2014 Administrator 0

It’s time to submit your entries for the 38th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism. Entries are due by Jan. 12. Finalists will be named in mid-March, and winners will be announced May 8 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Enter here: Category information can be found in […]

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Sageworks business training seminar CANCELLED‏

November 10, 2014 Administrator 0

The business training workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11, has been cancelled. Unfortunately our presenter, the Sageworks Institute, had to drop out. We’re hoping we’ll be able to reschedule with them for a later date. For now, we encourage you to get your fix of Headline Club fun by coming […]