Remember Chuck Hayes, former Headline Club President

February 20, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Charles E. Hayes—former Headline Club president, Chicago Tribune real estate editor and suburban news leader—died on Feb. 4, at age 88. He served as the executive editor and editor-in-chief of Paddock Publication’s chain of newspapers, which went from weekly to daily publications during his career. In the Tribune obituary, former […]

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 […]

Photos & recap: How to build your brand in 2020, from books to podcasts

January 13, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Thanks to the Museum of Broadcast Communications for co-hosting such a lovely event with us. We had amazing speakers for “How to build your brand in 2020, from books to podcasts” including: Tracy Samantha Schmidt, Aaron Cohen, Lori Rader-Day, Ethan Michaeli, Eric May, Sammi Skolmoski, Isabel Vázquez, Thanks also to fellow organizers Mike Ewing & Susy Schultz […]

Toast the Truth! Recap and Photos

December 12, 2019 Robert Elder 0

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Chicago Headline Club Foundation’s “Toast the Truth” fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 9. Each year, the Foundation sponsors journalism grants and internships, and we thank our donors for their tax-deductible contributions. Here are a few of the shots from this year’s event:

Remembering Daniel and Shirley Friedlander

November 4, 2019 admin 0

Daniel and Shirley Friedlander’s names were synonymous with the Chicago Headline Club for decades. Dan, a board member, edited the monthly newsletter. Shirley handled mailings, membership lists, directories, and in general kept our records straight. They died, 12 days apart, after 60 years of marriage. Shirley was 81 when she […]

Looking to innovate in the newsroom? Here are 10 tips to get started

July 31, 2019 Mike Ewing 0

An expert panel of editors weighed in on coming up with innovative ideas, getting buy-in from the bosses and turning those ideas into real work in the newsroom at an event co-hosted by the Headline Club and ONA Chicago. Here are some highlights from the panel: Serve your Superfans Kevin Pang, Founder and Editor-in-chief, The […]