February 2024 jobs

Listed below are the job openings in journalism and media that we know about in the St. Louis area and surrounding region.  The River City Journalism Fund is seeking a paid summer intern eager to dig into issues of social justice or stories not adequately covered by media thus far. Fellowship pays $700 a week…

Webster University journalism students raising money for independent magazine

Guest blog by Layla Halibasic Hi all! I’m Layla Halilbasic, editor-in-chief of The Ampersand, Webster University’s award-winning student magazine. The rest of the staff of The Ampersand and I are seeking out support for student journalism and the production of student media. We’re a group of (mainly) freshmen who are currently trying to revive The…

Congratulations to the SIUE Alestle!

The Alestle wins big in national college media competitions The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student news organization, recently won several national awards during the 102nd annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention. This year marks the most national awards that The Alestle was nominated for and received. For the first time…

Riley Maynard

It is our sad duty to inform you that Riley Maynard, journalist and professor at SIUE, has died after a battle with cancer. He taught generations of journalists at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville from 1981 until his retirement several years ago, co-authored books and research, and in his younger years, reported for news stations from…

Reporting live from Las Vegas

by St. Louis Pro President Elizabeth Donald Never let me be accused of burying the lead: I received this honor at the opening business meeting for the Society of Professional Journalists national conference here in Las Vegas today. In addition to this recognition of our advocacy for the First Amendment, we were also finalist for…

FREE webinar on data visualizations this Friday

SIUE’s Student Publications invites you to attend Storytelling with FRED® Data  — a free webinar on creating data visualizations — at 1 p.m. Friday.   This hands-on session introduces media students, professionals and educators to using FRED (a free economic data aggregator with access to 800K+ data series) to easily create data visualizations that help tell…

Roaring success for demolishing the First Amendment!

The 10th annual First Amendment Free* Food Festival enjoyed sunny skies and lots of people willing to give up free speech for free pizza on Monday. Organizer Tammy Merrett confirmed that The Kingdom of the Socialist States of the People’s Republic of Mass Communica ran out of pizza at a record-early hour and 15 minutes,…