Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chicago Headline Club’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award honors journalists who made extraordinary contributions to the community and profession of journalism throughout their career.

Now Accepting Nominations for 2023

To nominate a journalist known for their work in the Chicago area, fill out this form. Nominations must be submitted by February 12, 2023.

About the Award

Each year, the Chicago Headline Club’s Lifetime Awards committee seeks nominations of journalists known primarily for their work in the Chicago area or Chicago-based media across print, broadcast, radio or digital media.

Nominees are then evaluated based on their body of work, service to the community and impact on the profession of journalism. The Headline Club board then votes to approve each year’s honorees.

A list of past recipients is available here