The annual Chicago Headline Club Peter Lisagor Award finalists have been announced and Forest Park Review received a nomination in the category of best in-depth news coverage for a non-daily community newspaper.
The submission is for a series written in 2013 by Editor Jean Lotus about a patient death at Riveredge psychiatric hospital in Forest Park and the emergency and regulatory responses to the event.
The winners of the 37th annual awards will be announced Friday, May 2nd. A wide range of Chicago-area online, print and broadcast media are finalists again this year.
The Chicago Headline Club, the largest Society of Professional Journalists chapter in the country, established the Peter Lisagor Awards in 1977 to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow Lisagor’s outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism.
Peter Lisagor, the Chicago Daily News’ Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, was one of the nation’s most respected and well-known journalists. Known for his precision and wit, Lisagor gained national recognition for his syndicated column and appearances on such public affairs broadcasts as “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation” and “Washington Week in Review” until his death in 1976.