Feb. 16 Trivia Night on “Black History and Romance” to raise funds for student workshop and scholarships
Get ready to prove your knowledge of “Black History and Romance” when the GSLABJ hosts a Trivia Night at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, at the Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center (2711 Locust Street, St. Louis)! Proceeds support the GSLABJ Minority Journalism Workshop and college scholarships. Cost: $25 for one ticket, $200 for a table of 10. For details, download the flyer. See you there!
GSLABJ enjoys delightful holiday party
The GSLABJ celebrated the holidays with a party on December 1 at the home of Adella Jones and Reggie Williams. Participants shared holiday cheer, met new friends and greeted those they haven't seen in awhile. Some nonmember industry friends and colleagues were invited as well.
Everyone brought delicious dishes and several members brought guests. The desserts by our host were simply amazing! It was a lovely evening, enjoyed by all.
GSLABJ’s 2019 Minority Journalism Workshop is ready to roll
We are proud to say that the 2019 GSLABJ Minority Journalism Workshop is fully subscribed with 25 St. Louis-area high school students ready to learn from our dedicated volunteers. This free program spans four Saturdays starting on January 19 and gives aspiring young journalists hands-on training from local professional journalists, as well as opportunities to meet and learn from community leaders. There’s nothing like this workshop; it’s been setting trends and inspiring young people (and colleagues) for more than 40 years.
The Minority Journalism Workshop is open to all St. Louis-area high school students. It will be held at the Webster University School of Communications, with local media professionals leading students through a hands-on experience of storytelling and communications. There are no fees associated with this workshop.
SPJ Offers Free Facebook Journalism Training on Jan. 19
Click on the link below to learn about a free Facebook Journalism Training sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ):
2018 Living Legends event honors
broadcaster Holliday, photographer Price
The 2018 Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists (GSLABJ) Living Legend event on Saturday, Nov. 3, was a wonderful opportunity to honor two long-time GSLABJ members and important figures in St. Louis journalism as role models and leaders in their fields: Art Holliday, anchor and reporter for KSDK 5 On Your Side and Wiley Price, photographer for the St. Louis American.
The GSLABJ Living Legend event celebrates colleagues who have committed themselves to furthering the GSLABJ and to building the next generation of journalists. Created in 2014, the event has honored several long-term members of our organization. This year, we inducted the first two males to these ranks.
Sponsors of the event, which was held at Il Monastero on the St. Louis University campus, included Ameren Missouri, Enterprise Holdings Inc., Fox2Now, KSDK News, Saint Louis University, the St. Louis American, St. Louis Community College, the St. Louis Press Club and Wells Fargo Advisors. Chapter Vice President Reggie Riddle-Young chaired the planning committee.
For images from the event, check out our Facebook page. Many thanks to Rosalind Guy and Bradley J. Rayford for contributing their photography skills to the event. For Art’s remarks and other coverage of the event, go to: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/art-holliday-wiley-price-honored-as-living-legends-in-st-louis/ar-BBPk4Fp.
If you had a good time at the Living Legends event, join the GSLABJ to see what’s next and find where you fit in. We still need you!
GSLABJ holds 2018 Student Journalism Workshop
The GSLABJ’s 2018 Student Journalism Workshop featured presentations to students by Belleville News Democrat reporter Cara Anthony and KMOV reporter/anchor Eric Cox.
Joshua Johnson and 1A crew pay a visit to StL
GSLABJ President Carol Daniel and members recently gave a hearty welcome to Joshua Johnson when he brought his 1A talk show (https://the1a.org/about) to St. Louis on May 3 and 4.
On behalf of the chapter, Carol presented Joshua with a copy of My Times in Black and White by our founding president, the late Gerald Boyd.
1A is produced by WAMU-FM in Washington, DC, and distributed nationally by NPR. The show airs from 10-11 a.m. Eastern time.