Monthly Archives: August 2014

SPJ freelancer in Iraq reaches Kickstarter goal

A Kickstarter campaign to help purchase protective gear for an SPJ-member freelance journalist from St. Louis reporting in Iraq has reached its goal, but more help is needed. “Keep Us Alive Covering Conflict in the Middle East” surpassed its $3,000 … Continue reading

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St. Louis SPJ condemns attacks on the press in Ferguson

As confrontations between protesters and police continue in Ferguson, the St. Louis Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists condemns all attacks on the press, including the arrest of two reporters Wednesday. According to multiple news stories, St. Louis County … Continue reading

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Former SPJ student officer reporting in Iraq launches Kickstarter campaign to purchase protective gear

By Carlos Restreppo St. Louis Pro Chapter board member Tuesday was Sheren Khalel’s 25th birthday, but this Webster University graduate is not asking for gifts or a cake. Khalel, a former officer of her SPJ student chapter in St. Louis, … Continue reading

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Learn how to use data and mapping tools to find news stories

Learn the basics about mining information online for stories and reports when Walker Moskop, data reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, demonstrates how he uses government data and mapping tools to find news, add depth to coverage, and create unique online content for … Continue reading

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