FOIAFest 2020: Update info and Schedule

January 16, 2020 Robert Elder 0

FOIAFest 2020 is here! Click on the full schedule here. We sell out every year, and this year was no exception. This daylong conference is dedicated to public information and features panels and workshops with leading journalists, attorneys and community groups. From beginners to veterans of the Freedom of Information […]

CALLING ALL INTERNS! Join us for a Media Intern Mixer

August 14, 2018 Mike Ewing 0

The Chicago Headline Club invites interns from all local media outlets to join us for a free mixer on Monday, August 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. This is a unique chance to meet working journalists from across the city’s newsrooms, network with future colleagues, and workshop your resumes. […]

Coming to Chicago: SPJ’s Region 5 Conference

March 20, 2018 Ben Meyerson 0

In an era when “fake news” is both a real concern and a term used to undermine legitimate media, building trust is essential for journalists to serve their local communities effectively. This spring’s SPJ Region 5 conference, April 6-7 in Chicago, is your chance to learn new skills and get insights from […]

FOIAFest 2018 tickets now on sale!

January 17, 2018 Ben Meyerson 0

Tickets for FOIAFest 2018 are now live! Get yours before they sell out. The sixth-annual FOIAFest will be Feb. 24 at Loyola University Chicago. The daylong conference features panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations. Tickets to the […]

Party Time! Sun. Aug. 27

June 25, 2017 Susan Stevens 0

All are welcome at the Chicago Club Foundation’s annual Les Brownlee Party. It will be at the home Les shared with his wife, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on that Sunday, a day that is almost always sunny just for us. The address: 537 Judson Ave. […]

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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Headline Club summer party/fundraiser Aug. 28

August 2, 2016 Susan Stevens 0

Join the Chicago Headline Club Foundation and fans, friends and family members Sun., Aug. 28 for our annual Les Brownlee summer party. We will start at 2 p.m. at the southeast Evanston home Les shared with his wife, Priscilla Ruth MacDougall, at 537 Judson Ave. A brief program starts at […]