FOIA Fest returns March 16 in-person at Loyola University

February 13, 2024 Marissa Nelson 0

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 […]

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2024 FOIA Fest Bootcamp applications now open

January 19, 2024 Alejandra Cancino 0

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 […]

2023 Peter Lisagor awards: nominations open!

January 2, 2024 Marissa Nelson 0

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 […]

These are the winners of the 46th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards

May 13, 2023 Mike Ewing 4

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 […]