The year 2020 -- one of massive Black Lives Matter rallies, high fatality rates in black and brown communities from Covid-19 and greater attention to income inequality as many Americans lost lives or livelihoods during the pandemic -- seems an odd moment to close The Chicago Reporter, a non-profit covering issues of race and poverty since 1972. Yet that’s exactly what the … [Read more...] about The Chicago Reporter abruptly put ‘on hiatus,’ sparking vigorous protests, calls for re-opening
The University of Missouri Faculty Council approved a resolution to censure Mun Choi, interim University of Missouri Chancellor and University of Missouri System President, on Oct. 15 for failure to follow faculty promotion and tenure guidelines. The vote comes at a time when professors, including leading journalism professors, have criticized Choi for chilling … [Read more...] about UM President Choi criticized for intimidation and threats to freedom of speech
Before she was considered a “beacon of professionalism and civility” in the journalism industry, PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff was starting out at a local television station in Atlanta in an era where women were lucky to be hired in broadcast journalism. Virtually, Woodruff was honored by Gateway Journalism Review, formerly the St. Louis Journalism Review, … [Read more...] about Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour speaks on objectivity, polarized media landscape during GJR’s 50th virtual anniversary celebration
The broad outlines of a possible way forward for the troubled newsroom at St. Louis Public Radio are starting to become clear, as interim General Manager Tom Livingston takes stock of the organization and engages staff members in a new effort to tackle diversity concerns. Livingston, who took over on Sept. 22, told Gateway Journalism Review he intends to create an internal … [Read more...] about Can St. Louis Public Radio fix problems and regain its footing?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jeremy Kohler and St. Louis Attorney Mark Pedroli will be honored by Gateway Journalism Review this week for keeping tabs on St. Louis County government and transparency within Missouri’s government. Jeremy Kohler and Mark Pedroli Additionally, GJR will present PBS Newshour’s anchor Judy Woodruff a Lifetime Achievement Award at the … [Read more...] about Gateway Journalism Review celebrates 50 years, honors St. Louis locals with Whistleblower and Freedom Fighter awards