Register now for Student Boot Camp!

Come learn from the pros! St. Louis SPJ is proud to host its annual Student Boot Camp, a day of workshop sessions with working journalists teaching the real work they do every day.

Learn about investigative reporting, research, photojournalism, freelancing, social media and copy editing, and so much more, all of it in a behind-the-scenes perspective. Then participate in a mock press conference with a real police officer, and write a story about the “incident” to compete for gift cards! (Much thanks to Chief Jay Keeven of the Edwardsville, Ill. Police Department for arranging this for us each year.)

Speakers include: Carl GreenSt. Louis Labor-TribuneBeth Hundsdorfer, RFK award-winning investigative journalist; freelancers Lynn Venhaus, Elizabeth Donald and Robert LowesCatherine Klene of Sauce MagazineDerik Holtmann and Teri Maddox of the Belleville News-Democrat and more!

Best of all, it’s FREE. There is a $10 deposit per person, which will be refunded upon arrival by request (or may be donated to the chapter scholarship fund if you wish). Breakfast and lunch are provided.

The program takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 in Dunham Hall of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, co-hosted by the SIUE Mass Communications Department and the Alestle. Thanks to all our partners for helping to make this happen!

Watch our Facebook page and website for further updates; space is limited, so be sure to register early! Registration is at EventBrite here; register first, then pay deposit here.

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