Sally Bixby Defty, a heralded journalist known internationally for the depth and beauty of her writing and editing, as well as her ability to take on a variety of subjects, died Wednesday. June 29, In a nursing facility at Ticonderoga. NY., of the infirmities of age. She was 89 years old , just a month shy of her 90th birthday. She lived most of her life in St. Louis, … [Read more...] about Sally Defty: Heralded journalist and first woman executive city editor at Post-Dispatch dies
The first assignment that David Bowes got when he joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 61 years ago was to cover a coroner’s inquest for Maye Trainor, the city's premier madam and hostess to Babe Ruth when Ruth's New York Yankees were in town. In the years that followed he interviewed Dr. William Masters, the sex researcher, reported from a Florida nudist colony as part … [Read more...] about Post-Dispatch correspondent who circled the globe with LBJ dies
This is the commencement address that GJR Editor Jackie Spinner delivered at the graduation ceremony for the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts on May 8. Spinner received an honorary doctorate in media arts. Thank you. Happy Mother’s Day. Eid Mubarak all of you who are celebrating next week. And congratulations to everyone of you who walked, crawled, ran, … [Read more...] about Differences don’t divide us. What divides us is our inability to accept that we are different.
For its 50th anniversary, Gateway Journalism Review asked eight journalists from print, broadcast and online media to share memories of their careers and the stories that they remember most vividly. GJR also asked them where they get their news, where they think the news business is headed, and which reporters and editors from past decades have had the most influence on them … [Read more...] about Media personalities look back
The Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol raised a host of questions about free expression where the law of the First Amendment is widely misunderstood. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, who went to Stanford, graduated from Yale Law School and clerked for Chief Justice John Roberts, claimed Simon & Schuster assaulted the First Amendment by canceling his book contract because … [Read more...] about Jan. 6 insurrection raised misunderstood 1A issues about censorship and incitement