Special screening of “Obit.” documentary on Times obituary writers

November 17, 2017 0

Join the Chicago Headline Club for a special screening of the documentary Obit. Life on Deadline, which brings the work of obituary writers at the New York Times to life, following them as they race to compose the life stories of the recently-departed. The screening will be Friday, December 1 at 7 p.m. […]

On the loss of DNAinfo and Chicagoist, and the gap they leave in our city

November 2, 2017 0

The Chicago Headline Club is heartbroken to learn that DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist have shut down today. Their departure is terrible news for journalism, Chicago and democracy at large. The two publications — along with their sibling outlets in New York, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles — have been an […]

Facebook algorithms, body cameras and gadgets: What we learned at EIJ 2017

September 30, 2017 0

A few members of the Chicago Headline Club’s executive board had the privilege of attending this year’s Excellence in Journalism conference in September. The annual conference brought together members of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Native American […]

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A look back at FOIA Fest 2017

August 20, 2017 0

FOIA Fest 2017 brought journalists together to share tips and tools on how to dig for the truth using the Freedom of Information Act, including panels and training sessions on everything from finding records hidden in plain sight to analyzing data for hard-hitting investigations.