Author: Amelia Blakely

Recovering the history of free Black settlements in Illinois

When Kimberly France, a descendant of free African-American pioneers, first approached Toni Craig to help piece together her family’s history in a southern Illinois community called Africa, Craig wasn’t sure she was up for it. Craig already had spent years assembling and telling the stories of the community of Africa, which is located 120 miles

Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour speaks on objectivity, polarized media landscape during GJR’s 50th virtual anniversary celebration

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

Gateway Journalism Review celebrates 50 years, honors St. Louis locals with Whistleblower and Freedom Fighter awards

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. Additionally, GJR will present PBS Newshour’s anchor Judy Woodruff a Lifetime Achievement Award at the magazine’s 50th anniversary virtual celebration on