Category Archives: government and media

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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St. Louis SPJ adds to chorus for New Voices Act

The following was presented to the Missouri House of Representatives last month in support of the Walter Cronkite New Voices Act. It has since been passed by the House and has been sent to the state Senate. Please feel free … Continue reading

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Journalists from Baltics to visit St. Louis, discuss Ferguson

What do 12 journalists from the Baltic States and the Society of Professional Journalists have in common? Ferguson. The journalists — four each from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — will visit with members of the St. Louis Pro Chapter of … 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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