Workshop for high school and college journalists of color

From our friends at the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists: St. Louis-area high school and early college students are invited to apply to attend the 2022 GSLABJ Minority Journalism Workshop, a free program to provide skills training and networking resources for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors and first- and second-year college students.…

St. Louis Press Club, SPJ president support our call for Parson to apologize

Press Club: Governor’s threats endanger freedom of the press “Freedom of the press and reliable reporting are now, more than ever, critically important. If Missouri is truly the Show-Me State that cares about honest, in-depth reporting, show the Post-Dispatch the respect it deserves for presenting the facts to uphold the integrity of the state’s educational…

St. Louis SPJ condemns Gov. Parson’s attack on journalists

To threaten journalists for doing their jobs is the very definition of governmental overreach. Today Gov. Mike Parson announced that he intends to prosecute the reporters of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for uncovering a potentially disastrous security flaw in the state’s web infrastructure. This gesture goes beyond mere overreach, to create a chilling effect discouraging…

Apply for the SPJ Future Leaders Academy!

You might have heard of the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, which has helped shape today’s SPJ and ehanced general leadership skills for many classes of journalists. Now a grant from the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation is creating the SPJ Future Leaders Academy as an outgrowth of the Scripps program. Graduates will learn about the…

STLSPJ Delegate Report

While all of us were disappointed to spend four days on Zoom instead of in New Orleans, the SPJ national conference was filled with a lot of incredibly useful information and workshops.  Reports indicate overall that SPJ membership is down, but the biggest losses have been in student chapters. That doesn’t necessarily mean there are…

On deck: SPJ National Conference

This week begins the national conference for the Society of Professional Journalists! Originally planned to be a hybrid conference in New Orleans, the decision was made a few weeks ago to go fully virtual for another year thanks to the coronavirus (and, as it turns out, the entire area is suffering from the impact of…