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 […]

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Pre-Oscar Invite to view ‘SPOTLIGHT’

February 11, 2016 admin 0

You, the public and fellow journalists are invited to view the acclaimed film, SPOTLIGHT, in the exclusive Lake Street Screening Room, followed by Q&A with journalists, investigators, film critics and clergy. Monday, February 22 (Oscars winners to be announced Feb 28.) Doors open at 6:45 p.m./Movie to start at 7 p.m. at The Lake […]

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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 […]