Chicago Headline Club Presidents: Past and Present

February 22, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Founded in 1921, Chicago Headline Club is the one of the nation’s largest chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. So, we’ve had a lot of presidents. Here’s a primer on our club history, followed by a list of presidents, by year. Jillian Melero & Mary Hall, 2023-2024 Mike T. […]

FOIAFest 2020: Inspiration, lessons and resources

February 24, 2020 admin 0

Whether you were able to join us in Chicago or are just looking for some investigative inspiration, here’s a collection of our favorite lessons learned and resources shared so far at this year’s conference. Something missing? Tweet yours it to us @headlineclub. QUOTES We heard a lot of inspiring things at FOIAFest […]

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 […]