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…

2022 SPJ Boot Camp!

  We had one of our best student journalist boot camps ever! Many thanks to the professionals who volunteered their day off to share their expertise with our students, who came from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, St. Louis University, Lindenwood University, Webster University, Lewis & Clark Community College, Northeastern Illinois University – as far away…

Boot camp is almost here!

We are so happy that our Student Journalist Boot Camp is back this year!  This FREE program offers student journalists the chance to learn new skills and supplement what they’re learning in the classroom with practical workshops taught by working journalists currently employed in the St. Louis region. From the basics of reporting and writing…

You weren’t using those First Amendment rights, were you?

Monday kicked off Mass Comm Week at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with the First Amendment Free* Food Festival, co-sponsored by St. Louis SPJ with The Alestle, which is SIUE’s campus newspaper. During the fest, people are offered the chance to temporarily sign away their First Amendment rights to get free pizza and soda. We all…

Google Tools workshop tonight!

It’s not too late! Join us tonight at 6 p.m. CST for a FREE Google Tools training webinar, funded by the national Society of Professional Journalists and Google News Initiative.  Click here to register! If you don’t have/didn’t receive the email with the link and passcode, please email us at stlouisspj@gmail.com as soon as possible.08

Freelancer Coffee Hour returns – with barbecue sauce!

After several months of Zooms or postponements due to the Stupid Virus, we are happy to return to meeting in real life with our friends at the Editorial Freelancers Association! All freelance journalists are welcome to join us for an informal social hour at the BBQ Saloon at Laclede and Euclid, at 1 p.m. on…