Monthly Archives: January 2011

WikiLeaks and its impact on access to public records

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might not think governments have a right to keep secrets from their citizens, but the reality is that many government documents are not part of the public record. So, where is the line drawn between what … Continue reading

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Find out about working for Patch.com

Remember, folks: Patch.com editors unlock the secrets of hyperlocal journalism, starting early Saturday at the St. Louis Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road. Come and learn, and maybe help out …

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SPJ’s national board erred in retiring award named for Helen Thomas

She has covered every president since John F. Kennedy. She broke barriers for women in an industry once dominated by men and started doing it before most senior journalists today first picked up a pen. And she reportedly was tough … Continue reading

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Patch wants you to help write about local news

Patch.com is looking for a few good writers and wants to meet them face to face. The hyperlocal online news provider that launched last year in the St. Louis area is sponsoring an open forum on Jan. 22 for current … Continue reading

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