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

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…

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…