Author Archives: STL_SPJ

‘Then I Knew,’ News-Democrat documentary screening/community forum on April 25

A documentary project produced by the Belleville News-Democrat, ‘Then I Knew’ examines race and identity by asking African-Americans about the first time they realized that the color of their skin could affect the way they are treated. Reporter Cara Anthony … Continue reading

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You weren’t using those First Amendment rights anyway, were you?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted the First Amendment Free* Food Festival on March 28, offering free pizza in exchange for temporarily signing away your First Amendment rights. No free speech, religion, press… no big deal when you’re talking about pizza, … Continue reading

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Review: The Post

By Tammy Merrett There is a well-known portrait of late Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham that was created by legendary photographer Richard Avedon. In the portrait, created in 1976, Graham is standing with her arms folded, holding her glasses and the … Continue reading

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SPJ Night at the Movies Feb. 6

Of course you’ve heard of The Post, the Oscar-nominated film about the Washington Post and New York Times during the Pentagon Papers controversy. As we have done before, SPJ will descend on a local theater to watch the film, and then retire to a nearby pub … Continue reading

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