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‚Äôs 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…

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…

Rescheduled! Again!

We have two events being rescheduled – and hopefully for the last time!  This month’s Freelancer Coffee Hour has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. May 7, hosting Janice Roberg to answer questions about taxes and freelance writing! This is still before the filing date, which was extended by the IRS. For now we are still…

Freelancer Coffee Hour: Taxes! (yay)

Join us for “Last-minute Tax Tips for 2021 Filing,” featuring Janice Roberg, an Enrolled Agent; member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents; and owner of Roberg Tax Solutions, “dedicated to helping business owners and individuals plan and prepare tax solutions and strategies that meet their specific needs.” This workshop replaces this month’s Freelancer Coffee…