Photographer Karie Angell Luc was honored by the Chicago Headline Club as a finalist at the 2016 Peter Lisagor Awards banquet May 12 at Chicago’s Union League Club.
Luc’s holiday photo, “Polar Express now boarding in Chicago for family holiday fun” published in the Chronicle Media newspapers was one of three top photos chosen as among the best in the state.
“Karie is a multitalented photojournalist who not only creates photos and videos but also writes articles for Chronicle Media,” said Editor in Chief Rick Hibbert. “We are lucky to be able to share her talents in our newspapers.”
Chronicle Illinois publishes 13 weekly newspapers in counties statewide.
The Chicago Headline Club is the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. More than 800 journalists entered submissions for the awards for print and broadcast journalism.
Also honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards were Robert H. Jordan Jr., veteran WGN TV anchor, and Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. The 2016 Anne Keegan Award was presented to Chicago Tribune reporter Vikki Ortiz Healy.
The Headline Club awarded the 2016 Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting to Jamie Kalven for his story “Code of Silence,” published by The Intercept in October 2016. Kalven also won the Watchdog Award for 2015 for his reporting about the shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on the Invisible Institute website.
The Lisagor awards are named after the Chicago Daily News Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, who was one of the nation’s most respected and best-known journalists. The Headline Club established the awards in 1977.
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