Category Archives: freedom of speech

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

St. Louis SPJ was happy to co-sponsor the First Amendment Free* Food Festival at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Monday, in which students sign away their First Amendment rights for free pizza. It’s usually not a hard sell. Participants sign away … Continue reading

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Join SPJ on Inauguration Day – only $45!

It’s time to #PressthePrez. The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, fighting on behalf of journalism and the First Amendment since 1909. The Society has fought for the Freedom of Information Act, for open government … Continue reading

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Ferguson through the camera lens

News photographers were among the many journalists who faced dangerous situations as they documented the scene in Ferguson in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer there and the unrest that followed. Several of … 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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