I was uncharacteristically speechless when they announced that St. Louis Pro is the runner-up for best small chapter in the nation. I thought we’d had a fairly quiet year, but we’ve done good solid work and apparently someone thinks we’re doing something pretty special.
I happen to agree: I couldn’t be prouder of my wonderful board and our volunteers who help us bring training and support to the journalists of St. Louis. Part of what the national judges cited was our partnerships with other organizations, our friends at the Online News Association, Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, Editorial Freelancers Association, TechWrite STL and the St. Louis Press Club, as well as our volunteers and supporters.
And that hardly means we’re going to keep doing the same things every year. We are working on plans to bring back Google Tools training, and if there is sufficient interest in a follow-up to our Facebook training project, we will bring Ben back for another round. We have a lot of ideas – more than we can manage! So if you have an idea or want to take point on a project for us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Remember that I am live-tweeting EIJ at @edonaldmedia, and that the election wraps up tomorrow morning. So check your email for your ballot! Vote!
Thank you all for your support.
— Elizabeth Donald, chapter president and delegate