About Claire Bushey

About Claire

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Claire Bushey is a reporter and occasional editor who operates according to the salty journalism maxim GOYA/KOD: Get off your ass, knock on doors.

Claire covers the law and manufacturing beats at Crain’s Chicago Business and has published stories in The New York Times, Slate, Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Reader. Many of her stories deal with gender, labor and workers rights, or religion. In 2006, she circumnavigated the globe and wrote about it in a reoccurring column for The (Delaware) News Journal.

She edited the essay collection “An Irrepressible Hope: Notes from Chicago Catholics” and managed production of a client’s self-published memoir, “Lost Pilots, Loose Horses.” She served as Crain’s acting opinion editor for four months.

She lives in Chicago.


Awards and education

2017 fellow,  Goldschmidt fellowship, Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Third place, 2017 health care policy category, from the Association of Health Care Journalists

2017 Lisagor award winner for illustration.

2010 Lisagor finalist for best in-depth reporting in a business magazine or newspaper. Contributed to the “Recession Confessions” series in Crain’s, a 2009 Lisagor finalist for best feature story or series

City University London, master’s degree in publishing studies in 2014

Northwestern University, bachelor’s degree from Medill School of Journalism