Our annual public records conference, FOIA Fest, is returning as a one-day in person event on Saturday, March 16. Kimbriell Kelly, former Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief at the LA Times, will headline the event. FOIA Fest typically sells out and space is limited — so make sure […]
These grants are specifically designed to support non-profit media organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area, enabling them to offer internships that contribute to the professional growth of emerging journalists.
Sponsored by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, each year the Chicago Headline Club’s Watchdog Award presents a cash prize to Chicago-area journalists for enterprising journalism that defends and protects everyday folks. The award honors and encourages outstanding reporting that calls attention to situations in which the public is being harmed […]
Applications due by February 18 at 11:59 pm CT. The Chicago Headline Club is now accepting applications for its 2024 FOIA Fest Boot Camp, a training program for Chicago-based reporters from marginalized communities to help them navigate accountability journalism — from story-idea to publishing. The training focuses on collective learning, best […]
Nominations for the 47th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards, which recognize Chicago’s best journalism from across the media spectrum, are open from January 2 to February 12. The price of entry will gradually increase as the deadline nears. There will be no entries accepted after February 12. How To Enter Nomination Fees […]
Co-Author of “SHE SAID,” Megan Twohey will attend Screening of the Film with an On-Stage Conversation to Follow. VIP Reception and event to be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago To Benefit Les Brownlee Memorial Scholarships and Chicago Journalism internships
The Chicago Headline Club congratulates all the winners of the 46th annual Peter Lisagor Awards for exemplary journalism. The awards were handed out May 12 at a gathering of more than 200 members of the local media community. The entries were judged by an impartial Society of Professional Journalists chapter […]
The Chicago Headline Club is proud to announce the Board of Directors slate for 2023, including members who will formally take office in July, pending approval from the full club membership. Current board member Jillian Melero, Borderless Magazine, will be stepping into the role of president in the upcoming term, […]
The Chicago Headline Club and the Chicago Headline Club Foundation are pleased to announce that the Reader Institute for Community Journalism and Investigative Project on Race and Ethnicity are recipients of the 2023 Intern Grant awards.
By Storer (Bob) Rowley The Chicago Headline Club and the Chicago Headline Club Foundation announced that Northwestern University student Alex Perry is the recipient of the 2023 Les Brownlee Memorial Scholarship–a $5,000 annual grant given to a Chicago-area journalism student in honor of trailblazing Club President Les Brownlee. The Foundation […]