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CHC Foundation names 2024 Les Brownlee Scholarship recipient: Patience Hurston from Columbia College Chicago

April 29, 2024 CHC-Foundation 0

Columbia College Chicago Junior Patience Hurston is the recipient of the 2024 Les Brownlee Memorial Scholarship–a $5,000 annual grant given to a Chicago-and-Illinois-area journalism student in honor of Les Brownlee. Hurston is finishing their Junior year at Columbia College Chicago and was just named Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Chronicle, where they will transition this summer from their role as Copy Chief into the senior leadership job. A proud native Chicagoan who grew up on the South Side and in the South suburbs, they will graduate next year with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (Magazine & Feature Writing) as part of the Class of 2025.

2024 FOIA Fest Tip Sheet

March 17, 2024 Jillian Melero 0

Recommendations and resources for before, during, and after filing a FOIA request FOIA Fest is the Chicago Headline Club’s signature event dedicated to public records reporting, and is held annually in recognition of Freedom of Information Day. Freedom of Information Day promotes the public’s right to know and access to […]

Announcing the 2024 FOIAfest Boot Camp Cohort

March 5, 2024 Alejandra Cancino 0

The Chicago Headline Club, the largest SPJ chapter, is proud to announce its 2023 FOIAfest Boot Camp cohort. The FOIAfest Boot Camp is a training program for Chicago-based reporters from marginalized communities to help them navigate accountability journalism — from story-idea to publishing. The journalists will receive specialized training sessions […]

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, Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief at the LA Times, will headline the event. Visit our website for the the full program. FOIA Fest typically sells out and […]

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Applications Open for $5K Journalism Scholarship

January 30, 2024 CHC-Foundation 0

The Chicago Headline Club and the Chicago Headline Club Foundation are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the prestigious Les Brownlee Memorial Scholarship. This annual award, established in honor of the late Chicago journalist Les Brownlee, grants $5,000 to an exceptional undergraduate journalism student in Illinois. Brownlee, […]