Category Archives: public service

‘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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SPJ St. Louis commends journalists reporting on Ferguson

Glass. Gas. Bricks. Rocks. Flames. Freezing temperatures. Fear. Rage. These are among the many obstacles St. Louis-area journalists struggled against Monday to report on grand jury findings in the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent civic outrage. The journalists rushed into … Continue reading

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St. Louis media merger is the talk of the town

The face of independent local news changed this month when the nonprofit St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio merged. But how will local news look as a result? Does the merger chart a course for the rest of … Continue reading

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Conflict between government and media is analyzed

What is the relationship between a free press and the people‚Äôs government? And if it needs to be changed, then what should it be? Those crucial questions are the focus of The Ethics of Politics and the Press, a daylong … Continue reading

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