These are the winners of the 2021 Peter Lisagor Awards

May 7, 2022 Mike Ewing 0

The Chicago Headline Club, the nation’s largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented the 45th annual Peter Lisagor Awards at a reception on May 6. The club also recognized its two newest lifetime achievement award winners – Bill Cameron and Dahleen Glanton – and many past presidents from […]

October Newsletter: How can we help local journalists?

October 4, 2021 admin 0

A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT Thank you. I can think of no better way to begin this message than a note of appreciation for the role you —Chicago’s journalists — have played these past 19 months in providing understanding, uncovering inequalities and wrongdoing, and sharing information with audiences amid the […]

These are the winners of the 2020 Peter Lisagor Awards

May 14, 2021 admin 0

Here are the winners of the 2020 Peter Lisagor Awards, representing some of the best journalism made across the Chicago region over the past year in more than 100 categories, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and digital media. Entries were judged by an impartial SPJ chapter outside Illinois. Thank you […]

Christine Wolf on Why the Chicago Headline Club Matters

February 5, 2021 Christine Wolf 0

The #WeAreTheHeadlineClub campaign⁠—designed by photographer E. Jason Wambsgans⁠—is an effort to give our brand and our members more exposure. You’ll see these photos and questions across social media over the next few months, anchored to pages like these. Our spotlight this month is on Christine Wolf, a freelance journalist, biographer, memoir coach, and […]

Robert K. Elder on why the Chicago Headline Club Matters

December 10, 2020 Robert Elder 0

The #WeAreTheHeadlineClub campaign⁠—designed by photographer E. Jason Wambsgans⁠—is an effort to give our brand and our members more exposure. You’ll see these photos and questions across social media over the next few months, anchored to pages like these. Our spotlight this month is on: Robert K. Elder, the Chief Digital […]

SPJ Delegates Pass New Sponsorship Policy Resolution

September 12, 2020 Robert Elder 0

Sometimes, common sense wins. On Saturday, Sept. 12, the SPJ delegates voted overwhelmingly to “adopt the Sponsorship Task Force report…and direct the board of directors to enact the proposed Sponsorship Policy as recommended.” What does that mean? The full sponsorship policy is below, but it directs SPJ to reject money […]

A word from our new president-elect: Madhu Krishnamurthy

June 16, 2020 Madhu Krishnamurthy 0

I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead the Chicago Headline Club during its 100th anniversary year. Journalists are truthseekers, the last bastion of free speech upholding the basic fundamental values of a democratic society, tasked with keeping elected public officials in check and holding governments accountable. We […]