SPJ Happy Hour Dec. 20!

Join us at iTap in Soulard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20! iTap allows outside food, so we will all be bringing something – but if you can’t, come anyway! There’s always plenty to go around, and iTap’s bar selection is extensive.

All are welcome, whether or not you’re a member – we’d just like to get to know you! Spouses and significant others welcome as well. Look for us toward the front!

Please RSVP at our Facebook event or by emailing chapter president Elizabeth Donald at edonald@bnd.com so we can tell iTap how much space to set aside for us.

iTap: 1711 S. 9th St., St. Louis

Let’s celebrate another year together, with hopes for a terrific 2017!

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Sign up for SPJ Trivia Night!

We’re reviving one of the most fun trivia nights in St. Louis! Join the St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists next month for our biggest fundraiser of the year and a fun night of trivia (and beer)!

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12; competition begins at 7 p.m. We award media-related merchandise prizes to the top three tables, and the fun includes a silent auction, a book sale, contests and more.

Tickets are $20 per person, or $160 for a table of eight, and include beer, wine and soda.

This year we are hosted by Nebula, located at 3407 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis.

Proceeds support SPJ’s scholarship fund and programming. As you know, almost all our programming is offered all journalists, not just our members; help us keep our programs open and free! For reservations or more information, email dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com or call 314-340-8213.

Space is limited, so reserve now!

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EIJ coming to New Orleans

SPJ’s national convention, Excellence in Journalism, is coming to New Orleans Sept. 18-21, the national committee is taking proposed resolutions up until Sept. 1. St. Louis Pro will be represented by chapter president Elizabeth Donald, serving as delegate. If there are issues or opinions that you would like Elizabeth to represent to the national organization, please contact her at edonald@bnd.com.

One issue in particular will likely be debated: a proposal to change SPJ’s bylaws to redefine the Associate Membership, in the hopes of encouraging more people to support our mission – people who may have a vested interest in journalism, but aren’t necessarily practicing journalism. Read President Paul Fletcher’s take on it here, and please communicate your opinions to Elizabeth as your delegate.

Ever been to EIJ? It’s a terrific opportunity to expand your skills, network with journalists from across the country, listen to leaders in the fields and find out more about how SPJ can help you and your newsroom. Headliners this year include Marty Baron, former Boston Globe editor who oversaw the real Spotlight investigation, as well as a wide variety of training sessions. This year’s conference is held in partnership with RTDNA and the Native American Journalists Association.

Earlybird registration has ended, but there are still discounts for registering in advance, so hurry to EIJ’s website! And if you can’t make it, follow Elizabeth’s Twitter account @BNDedonald as she will be live-tweeting her experience from New Orleans.

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Summer Happy Hour: Taco Tuesday!

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