Lolly Bowean wins the 2019 Anne Keegan Award

May 15, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Created in 2012 to honor longtime Chicago Tribune writer Anne Keegan, this award honors journalists who write stories that capture the “dignity and spirit of the common man.” This year’s winner of the Anne Keegan Award is Lolly Bowean. Bowean is being honored for her deeply-reported and beautifully-written stories about life […]

Visit the Headline Club’s new store on

May 3, 2020 Administrator 0

The Headline Club has a new store on Chicago’s own

So, show your support…in style.

We have new T-shirts, notebooks, mugs—even face masks.

Every dollar you spend goes to support our programs and journalists directly. Our year-round programs include FOIAfest, the Lisagor Awards and tech workshops. Our professional members also provide mentorship, feedback and networking opportunities for student journalists and freelancers.

Leadership Conference: Managing Across Generations and Cultures

May 6, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Leading a diverse group of journalists can be a challenge. This session will offer the tools you need to support a media organization that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Our speakers will offer insights into the cultural and generational values that define us, echoing the ideals of journalist Robert Maynard’s Faultlines philosophy.

Resources for Newly Graduating Journalists

April 28, 2020 Christine Wolf 0

This page provides resources to help you:• …identify freelance reporting opportunities• …understand contracts & money• …develop and follow up on pitches (with examples)• …discover internships• …get to know recruiters• …optimize your LinkedIn profile• …launch your own website and optimize your SEO• …be smart and professional about your social media presence• […]