Join the Chicago Journalists Association for its 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, streaming live via Zoom from 8PM-9PM CST.
The NOV. 20 ceremony, being held virtually for the first time, will honor lauded journalist David Jackson, Senior Investigative Reporter with the Better Government Association, with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award — recognizing an Illinois journalist exemplifying the highest levels of career achievement, courage and tenacity.
Chicago area columnists Burt Constable, Dahleen Glanton and Laura Washington have also been named finalists for the Chicago Journalists Association’s $1,000 Dorothy Storck Award.
Constable, a news columnist, is a 39-year veteran of The Daily Herald. Glanton, also a news columnist, is a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Tribune. Washington, a national commentator with nearly 40 years in Journalism/Government/Nonprofits, is a political analyst at ABC7-Chicago and contributing columnist with the Chicago Sun Times.
Headlining the event will be Keynote Speaker Chris Fusco, a respected veteran of Chicago journalism who is now Founding Executive Editor of Lookout Santa Cruz, the flagship news outlet of Lookout Local, Inc., a network of local news and information sites recently launched by longtime industry analyst and Newsonomics Founder Ken Doctor. Executive Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times up until September, Fusco will provide industry perspective and speak on challenges impacting the industry.
The 81-year-old CJA, the oldest organization of journalists in Chicago, annually recognizes Excellence in Journalism within Illinois and Northwest Indiana through several prestigious award competitions — including the Lifetime Achievement Award, Daniel Pearl Award, Dorothy Storck Award and Sarah Brown Boyden Awards — its winter event regularly attended by senior leadership, veteran reporters, columnists and editors at regional News outlets, along with political and civic newsmakers.
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The Chicago Journalists Association is a nonprofit, 501 © 3 organization boasting a storied membership of more than 300 active/veteran print, broadcast and digital journalists, media and communications professionals, associated journalism educators and college journalism students in Illinois/Northwest Indiana. CJA’s core mission is the advocacy and rewarding of journalistic excellence through prestigious Journalism award competitions; professional development of our members through ongoing training and newsmaker forums on industry issues; and support and mentoring of the next generation of journalists, through scholarships.