Congratulations to the Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award winners!

The Region 7 Mark of Excellence awards were presented via a Zoom ceremony on Monday, April 22. St. Louis Pro president Elizabeth Donald and Region 7 coordinator Loretta McGraw announced the list of winners and finalists, which included students from universities across five midwestern states. The awards were presented online following the cancellation of the…

May 2024 job listings

Listed below are the job openings in journalism and media that we know about in the St. Louis area and surrounding region.  Gray Television is seeking interns to do state house reporting in Jefferson City, Missouri. Full listing. St. Louis Public Radio is seeking a morning newscaster and producer for the weekday podcast The Gateway.…

Farewell First Amendment, hello pizza!

Monday was the 12th annual First Amendment Free* Food Festival at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As in previous years, students had to sign away their First Amendment rights in order to receive free pizza and soda on the patio outside Dunham Hall. Once they do, they get a little reminder of what life is like…

Regional conference canceled – and we need your input

It is with deep regret that we must announce cancellation of the Region 7 conference scheduled for April 13. I have been consulting with our regional director, Loretta McGraw, and we came to the conclusion today that we simply did not have enough registrations to warrant a conference.  It is a great disappointment to both…

SPJ Region 7 Conference!

Join the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists and our colleagues from across Region 7 for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the accomplishments of our students! Look for panels on First Amendment programming, diversity in your newsroom, practical applications of ethics, covering law enforcement in the post-Ferguson era, the new world of A.I.,…

SPJ: How journalists can support the PRESS Act

Journalists’ ability to keep their sources confidential and information secure is vital to newsgathering and the public’s access to information. Because there is currently no federal reporter’s shield law, journalists are vulnerable to demands for their sources and newsgathering materials in federal court. The government can force phone and email providers to out journalists’ confidential…

SIUE’s Alestle staff wins 17 state awards

The Alestle won 17 awards at the recent Illinois College Press Association’s Convention and Awards in Chicago. The publication ranks third in the top student news orgs in the state — improving upon its position in the most competitive division that it joined two years ago. After a reorganization of ICPA divisions two years ago,…

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…

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…