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,…

October 2023 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. Lee Enterprises is seeking an editor in chief for its Niche Publications, which includes Feast Magazine, Ladue…

February 2023 jobs listings

Listed below are the job openings in journalism and media that we know about in the St. Louis area and surrounding region.  McClatchy is seeking a national real-time editor to coordinate a fully remote 30-person breaking news team. This is a remote position. Full listing. The Belleville News-Democrat is seeking an education reporter and state affairs-politics…

January Jobs Listings

Listed below are the job openings in journalism and media that we know about in the St. Louis area and surrounding region.  The Belleville News-Democrat is seeking an education reporter and state affairs-politics reporter. The News-Democrat is a McClatchy newspaper. Leader Publications is seeking a news reporter/editor and an assistant office manager.  KMOV is looking for a news…

Freelancer Directory!

The St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists has a number of freelance journalists actively working in the region. Below are some of our journalists and their specialities – if you’re an editor looking for writers, look no further! Elizabeth Donald, www.donaldmedia.com. Muckrack, Contently, Twitter. Specialties: Education, environment, local government, culinary, labor, features, miscellaneous. Member SPJ,…

December Jobs Listings

Listed below are the job openings in journalism and media that we know about in the St. Louis area and surrounding region.  The Belleville News-Democrat is seeking an education reporter and state affairs-politics reporter. The News-Democrat is a McClatchy newspaper. Leader Publications is seeking a full-time reporter and copy editor. Full listing. They are also seeking freelancers.…