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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…