Tribune’s Mary Schmich Keynotes 26th Annual Kogan Media Awards: Journalists Covering Legal Issues Honored

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:09

Pulitizer Prize winning columnist Mary Schmich will keynote the 26th annual Herman Kogan Media Awards luncheon Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Maggiano’s restaurant, 516 N. Clark, Chicago. 

Dennis Culloton, chair of the Kogan Awards Committee of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), said, “For more than a quarter century, the CBA has been honoring the best Chicago journalism has to offer. We are proud to support journalists who vigorously cover lawyers, police, the courts and our justice system. We depend upon their hard-hitting coverage of critical public affairs issues."

The Kogan awards are presented to journalists who cover topics related to the law, the courts, or the administration of justice. The top award in each category carries a $1000 prize in the form of a scholarship presented to the journalism or English program at the college or university of the winner’s choice. The Kogan Award Competition, established in 1989, celebrates the career of Herman Kogan, whose career spanned more than 50 years and included experience as a reporter, feature and editorial writer, editor, author, historian, biographer, literary critic, radio host and television executive.

Tickets are $60.  To reserve, call (312) 554-2013 or e-mail khighley@chicagobar.org. Awards will be presented to journalists in the categories of print, broadcast and online reporting.