The next board meeting will be March 13, 2017 at 8888 Ladue Road, Conference Room 250
Noon, Thursday, March 30: Press Club lunch forum for women “Pay Inequity: Root Causes” co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) St. Louis Branch discussing statistics and facts about pay equity issues including "root causes" for women of color, the role of unions, and the Start Smart program of negotiation skills for women. Panelists: Karen Francis, moderator and expert; Malaika Horne, Impact on Women of Color; Joan Suarez, Labor and Union; and Suzanne Gellman, Start Smart and Work Smart. Lunch buffet: $20 for Press Club members and $25 for non-members/guests. Click Here for reservations.
SAVE THE DATE! 11:30 A.M. Thursday, April 13 Lunch, Master Class and Discussion with Bob Dotson, journalist, author and 8-time Emmy Award winner. He will conduct a master class and Q&A discussion with audience. This midday event will be held in the meeting room of the Webster University library and include a lunch. For more information about Bob Dotson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dotson
Save the Date Sat. April 22 at 11:30 a.m: Betsey Bruce, respected for her tenure on local TV news and recently retired from Channel 11, will be the featured speaker at the Spring Connect Luncheon of Missouri Professional Communicators -- more details to come.
June 16, 17, 18: Gateway to Publishing Conference and Convention "Gateway Con" – St. Louis Writers Guild's writers' conference and readers' convention featuring multiple workshop tracks for writers, a book fair, and marquee events for readers at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis. Register early at a reduced rate: http://www.stlwritersguild.org/gatewaycon.html.Click Here for more information.
SAVE THE MORNING: SAT, SEPT.16 FOR BEAUTY BUZZ AT NEIMAN MARCUS Press Club's annual make-up-mix-and-mingle party will be in the fall this year. Plan now to attend with your friends and family, begin with brunch bites and mimosas, learn the latest tips of the trade from experts, pick-up cosmetic samples,and take a chance on prizes. Great fun, as always. More details coming soon.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Feb 4: "Promoting Yourself in the Age of Selfies" featuring Richard Gavatin as the speaker and co-sponsored by Missouri Professional Communicators and St. Louis Press Club. Click Here for all information. Click Here for the album.
Seminar speaker, Richard Gavatin, computer and social media expert, with Janice Denham, preident of Missouri Professional Communicators
Press Club and MPC members learning self promoting tips on self promoting through social media at the Feb. 4 seminar lead by Richard Gavatin, computer and social media expert.
Debbie Reinhardt was a table alone doing registration.
St. Louis Press Club's Annual Meeting featured Time Eby speaking on "The Future of Public Broadcasting". It was at the Alumni Restaurant in the historic Park Pacific Building at 6:00 p.m, Wed., Dec. 14. Click Here for pictures.
Outgoing president, Tom Eschen, presents new president, Bill Greenblatt, with the gavel.
Featured speaker, Tim Eby.
Tom Eschen presents Michael Right with the President's award.
Tom Eschen presents John Boul with the President's award.
Catfish award winner, Trish Muyco-Tobin, with Tom Eschen.
Tom Eschen with Catfish award winner, Barbara Shuman.
On November 30th, we honored Tom O'Neal, Dan Martin, Sharon Stevens, and Jay Randolph (accepted by his son, Jay Randolph, Jr.) as our 2016 Media Persons of the Year. Also Bill McClellan was given our 2016 Lifetime Achievement award. Our Emcee was Charlie Brennan. KMOX was honored as our Media Institution of the Year and the award was accepted John Sheehan. We recognized the contributions of National Media Persons Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey, whose parents, Tim and Marcia Dorsey and Jim and Judith McKelvey, were there to accept on their behalf. Click Here for the photo album. Click Here for the Town & Style photo album.
Nov. 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m. St. Louis Press Club co-sponsored the GMLP's "Local Media and Informed Voting" at the St. Louis Public Library.
Community participants heard from and engaged in a conversation with local print, tv and radio journalists as well as a student journalist and media literacy expert to learn from residents on local information needs, consumption habits and how to strengthen civic engagement through quality information and media literacy skills. PANELISTS Shula Neuman, executive director, St. Louis Public Radio Gilbert Bailon, editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Andrew Smith, professor, Lindenwood University John Brown, political reporter, Fox 2 and more!
Ferguson: Reporting in Chaos, Finding Context
Student journalists from area high schools were treated to two panel discussions, presentations, and a tour of the St. Louis Public Radio Studios. Click Here to view the album.
Featured panelists, from left: David Carson, Bradley Rayford, Steve Giegerich, and Kenya Vauhn with moderator Mitch Eden.
Featured panelists, from left: Nicole Hudson, Rep. Sharon Pace, Dr. John Wright, and Kristian Blackmon with moderator Linda Lockhart.
Special Presentation with KSDK News Anchor, Christina Coleman.
Noon, Weds., Sept. 7 "Playing the Woman Card" lunch forum at MAC-West.
Featured panelists, from left, Vivian Eveloff, director of the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public life; Jill Schupp, Missouri State Senator; Jo Mannies, political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio; and moderator Gloria Ross, St. Louis Press Club past president.
11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 30: Press Club Annual Scholarship Luncheon with St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalists. Click Here for pictures. Click Here for reservations by credit card.
Press Club at Gatesworth Speaker Series: 7:30 p.m., Wed., April 27: "The Magic of Words and Music" featuring author/composter Claire Applewhite and magician/comedian Tim Sheiglitz in the Starbird Theater, Gatesworth main building, 1 McKnight Place. No cost. No reservations. Press Club members don't miss this!
From left, Aisha Sultan, Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies, Kevin McDermott
Political reporters discuss The Trump Effect at Press Club lunch forum noon, Thursday, April 28. Click Here for all the details. Click Here for pictures.
Sat., March 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. -- IS THE FUTURE OF PRINT DEAD? Hear what Don Corrigan of the Times newspapers and Deborah Reinhardt of AAA Missouri magazines have to say. 12 N. Jackson in Clayton. Free. RSVP requested. Click Here for details.
Wed., March 23 at 7:30: Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series. Press Club members are invited to participate and enjoy a review of photographs from China with members of the International Photography Hall of Fame photography contingency that traveled to China. Photographers Don McKenna and Rita Chu will share their experiences and their photographs from the trip. Starbird Theater in the main Gatesworth building, 1 McKnight Place.
Members only, the Gatesworth Speakers Series, February 24. Debbie Reinhardt, Managing Editor of AAA-Auto Club magazines in St. Louis, on her new book "Chocolate Destinations in Missouri".
Press Club president Tom Eschen raises his glass to toast the 170 Beauty Buzz participants along with event chair Pamela Toder and Neiman Marcus general manager Allen Barber.
Alvin Reid: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 28th in the Gatesworth's Starbird Theater
Press Club 7th annual Social Media Seminar - this year on LinkedIn, nine to noon, Saturday, October 10, Webster University Library computer lab. Also available online. Log In provided after registration. Click Here for more information. Seminar free for Press Club members, $10 non-members.
Press Club members are invited to hear the marvelous soprano, Gina Galati, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 Gatesworth, Starbird Theater, One McKnight Place. No charge but please rsvp 314-449-8029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 22- author and international speaker Carol Weisman will share her wit and knowledge.
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26-- a double-header: Editor Ellen Futterman and Publisher Larry Levin will share their smarts about "The Jewish Light" and world events.
Press Club Aug. 12 box lunch and program at noon: Downtown Goes Back for the Future
Central St. Louis Public Library
St. Louis often defines its future by celebrating its past. Go back with the Press Club and find out what the future holds for Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Campbell House Museum and the St. Louis Public Library. For more information Click Here.
June 11, 2015 Media Persons of the Year Gala Click Here for more. Click Here for credit card payments.
Beauty Buzz 2015 Brightens a Winter Day and Neiman Marcus Raises Scholarship Funds It was snow outside, but inside Neiman Marcus it was all smiles and laughter on Saturday, February 21 as nearly 200 guests shared a morning of beauty tips and tricks, while raising funds for scholarships. Click Here for more snapshots of the event.
Press Club president Tom Eschen thanking Beauty Buzz chairperson Carol Voss for chairing this year's event, which raised $12,700 for scholarships to students pursuing degrees in communication.
PRESS CLUB ANNUAL MEETING, 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10, with guest speaker, BILL MCCLELLAN, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Buffet, meeting and program will be at The Highlands of Forest Park. Click Here for more. Click Here to pay by credit card.
The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis conjuction with Media Literacy Week presented "ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING--REALITY, SPECIAL INTERESTS AND THE MEDIA'S ROLE" Noon, on Thursday, November 13 at the Emerson Library, Conference Room, 101 Edgar Rd., Webster University Campus, Webster Groves. Click Here for more.
Showing their experiences in environmental reporting are panelists (from left) Blythe Bernhard, health and medical reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Jacob Barker, business, energy and environment reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Tina Casagrand, free lance writer and winner St. Louis Press Club Enterprise Journalism grant; Larry Levin, publisher and CEO, St. Louis Jewish Light; and moderator Don Corrigan, professor, media law and global and environmental journalism, Webster University; editor and co-publisher of Times Newspapers at the Press Club's Nov. 13 Environmental Reporting Forum at Webster University in conjunction with the Gateway Media Literacy Week.
"Twitter Seminar: Two for One -- a Refresher and Internediate" 9 to noon, Saturday, October 18 at Webster University Library computer lab. Just $10, with lunch $20. Click Here for description. Click Here to register by credit card.
Press Club members and friends at Reception and Movie Night September 23. Click Here for invitation.
Enjoying the pre-movie reception are Amanda Cook, who chaired the event for the second year, and Press Club president Bill Smith.
Among the guests for Press Club’s movie night (from left) are Charlie Brennan and his son, Charles Brennan, and Lori Berg and Sarah Parker.
Dr. Avis Meyer of St. Louis University giving a pre-screening introduction to “All the President’s Men”
“The State of the Plate” Gourmet Lunch and Forum, noon, Wed., Aug 27, featuring a panel of food and wine experts and a delicious 3-course lunch at Ces & Judy’s in Le Chateau Village. Click Here for invitation and details. Click Here to pay by credit card.
Press Club members and guests enjoyed a three-course gourmet lunch at Ces & Judy’s, while learning the latest about St. Louis food and beverage trends at the club’s forum on August 27. Suzanne Corbett(right at panel table), St. Louis food writer and culinary historian, coordinated and moderated the event. Panel members included: (from left of Corbett)Glenn Bardgett, wine director and sommelier at Annie Gunn’s and contributor to Sauce Magazine;Alex Donley, owner and operator of Gioia’s Food Truck;Frank Schmer, president of the St. Louis BBQ Society and KTRS radio host of BBQ Pitmasters.
Press Club Annual Scholarship Reception
with Guest Speaker Wendy Wiese
Tuesday, July 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse in Forest Park
We recognized this year's Press Club and Journalism Foundation scholarship winners and heard Wendy Wiese of Donnybrook fame.
There were delicious appetizers and refreshing beverages, $19
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Checks go to Press Club, PO Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141
2014 Scholarships were announced and presented at the July 15 reception held at the Probstein Golf Clubhouse. Guest speaker for the evening was veteran St. Louis television and radio personality, Wendy Wiese. Nine of the the ten scholarship recipients attended. From left to right: Wendy Weise, and scholarship winners: Delores McKenzie-Bush, Laura Therese Schilli, Laura Berry, Regan Gillam, Jack Suntrup, Lauren Parker, Elizabeth Barmeier, Morgan Purdy, Lauren Blankenship.
Press Club Membership Round-Up Wine Reception and Portrait Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 4:30pm - 6:30pm Click Here for invitation and information
From left, John Nagel, executive director of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, speaking to Press Club members and guests about “Portraits/Process”, the current exhibit, at the July 1 Members Round-Up wine and cheese reception. Wines were donated by the Adam Puchta Winery. Photograph by Lauren Parker.
June 10: Charlie Brennan told stories from his book “Amazing St. Louis”, and lunch at Sheraton in Clayton 11:30 am to 1 pm. Click Here for more information.
March 26: Press Club forum focusing on STL250 at Missouri History Museum
Erin Budde, executive director, STL250, explaining how STL250 came together and describing the year-long series of activities – both planned and in progress -- for St. Louisans to enjoy.
Press Club members Claudia Burris and Rick Stoff on the self-guided tour of the History Museum's "250 in 250" exhibit.
Jody Sowell, the MHM director of exhibitions and research, giving background on the exhibit focusing on 50 people, 50 places, 50 images, 50 moments and 50 objects commemorating the founding of St. Louis
PRESS CLUB BEAUTY BUZZ – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22 at Neiman Marcus. Click Here for more or Click Here for donation payment to help fund media scholarships. SNAPS FROM BEAUTY BUZZ. Click Here.
MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. honoring Rick Hummel, Bob Uecker and Bob Duffy at The Edward Jones corporate headquarters. Click here for all details. Click here for credit card reservation and payment. SNAPS FROM 2014 MEDIA PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA. Click Here.
PRESS CLUB ANNUAL MEETING
The Highlands Golf Club in Forest Park December 12 at 6 p.m. with keynote speaker, Dick Weiss. Click Here for more. Click Here to pay by credit card.
From left, Ellen Futterman and Carol Lundgren received the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis’ highest honor, The 2013 Catfish Award, for their service to the organization and contributions to media excellence in our community at the club’s Annual Meeting on December 12.
From left, Rick Stoff and Cynthia Kagan Frohlichstein at the Press Club’s December 12 Annual Meeting receiving the President’s “Above and Beyond” Award for their exemplary service to the organization.
Join the discussion and hear what nine St. Louis news professional have to say about “Idiocracy: Is modern media making us stupid?” Noon, Friday Nov. 15 Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Black Box theater. Click Here for all details.
Congratulations to Press Club members Alvin Reid and Ellen Futterman, who were awarded the 2013 Gateway Media Literacy Partners Charles Klotzer Award for Media Literacy at the Press Club’s Nov. 15 forum, which was part of Media Literacy Week.
Press Club Speaker Series at the Gatesworth:
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 26: Barbara Langsam Shuman, documentary filmmaker, will talk about making her first documentary, “The Stem Cell Divide.
PRESS CLUB’S SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP, "Follow us on Twitter" - NEW RESCHEDULED DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 from 9 to Noon, Webster University Emerson Library Computer Lab. Lunch to follow. Click Here for details. Click Here for credit card reservation.
Press Club Speaker Series at the Gatesworth:
7 p.m. Wednesday Oct 30: Bill McClellan, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch will share amusing anecdotes from his journalism career.
St. Louis Public Library private tour and a visit to the Media Archives Sat. Sept 7 at 2:30pm. Click Here for more.
From left, pictured below, are a few of our members with Library staff: Sarah Cain, Amanda Bahr-Evola, Rick Stoff, Jasmine Huda, Ellen Soule, Gloria Ross, Brenda McDonald, Louise McDonald.
On Wednesday, July 31 writer/reporter Katy Quigley Gurley, daughter of the late-great Martin P. Quigley presented a fascinating lecture on writing memoirs and the making of the Martin Quigley documentary. He was a true public relations superstar and one of the St. Louis Press Club founders.
Press Club Scholarship Luncheon and “Cartooning in St. Louis” on July 18
Click Here for more information.Press Club and Journalism Foundation scholarship recipients were announced and awarded at the July 18 luncheon held at Forest Park’s Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse. From left, Press Club president Bill Smith with the winners who were able to attend: Kelly Boruff, Christa Corrigan, India Everett, Alexy Irving, Sierra Hancock, Daniel Bauman, Sam Masterson, and Ben Manhanke. For more information about all scholarship winners, Click Here.
From left, St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Weatherbird” cartoonist Dan Martin with his caricature of Press Club president Bill Smith in his “Superman” pose.
Mike Phoenix, author of numerous books on cartooning in St. Louis including “Comics’ Second City: The Gateway History of the American Comic Book” speaking at the Press Club forum.
“Finding your footing in the topsy-turvy world of journalism and social media” was the topic presented by Dick Weiss at the “Press Club at the Gatesworth” program on 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 26 at Gatesworth theater, One McKnight Place. Click Here for more.
Press Club’s 2nd Annual Spelling Bee was 8 p.m., Wed., June 19 at The Royale to benefit our scholarship program. Click Here for more information.
Press Club members at the June 19 Spelling Bee are from left, Aisha Sultan, Glenda Partlow, Diane Toroian Keaggy, Pam Niehaus, Gloria Ross, Richard Gavatin.
Ray Hartmann was a guest speaker at The Gatesworth on April 30, 2013
Press Club member Ray Hartmann speaking at the Gatesworth about his long and successful media career.
From left, Ray Hartmann with Press Club at the Gatesworth program coordianator Cynthia Kagan Frolichstein.
Private Tour of the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame plus An Afternoon at the Fine Art Fair and Winefest In Washington, MO. Tour: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Press Club members and friends at the Photojournalism Hall of Fame tour and reception on May 18 hosted by Bill Miller.
Bill Miller, Jr. speaking to the Press Club members and friends about the past, present, and future of the Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
Bill Miller, Sr (center) hosting the May 18 tour and reception of the Photojournalism Hall of Fame for the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. From left, Casey Kuchem, Hall of Fame caretaker, Press Club members: Gloria Ross, Bill Miller, Joe Kenny and Rick Stoff.
MPC lunch with Carol Daniels 11 to 1:30 on April 6 at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Click here for more.
St. Louis Press Club's Movie and a Cocktail Night: Drinks and a screening of Absence of Malice, a classic journalism film starring Paul Newman and Sally Field Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Click Here for more. Click Here to make a $25 donation.
From left, Amanda Cook, Movie Night chairperson, greets Gary and Ellen Soule at the reception prior to the screening of Absence of Malice.
From left, Pam Niehaus Ben Lipman and Melissa Zensen at the April 23 Press Club movie night
Press Club members and friends gathered for wine, beer and popcorn prior to Press Club's first-ever movie night at the Galleria 6 Cinema to see the journalism classic, Absence of Malice on April 23.
“Crimes Against Seniors” – a free and informative talk by BBB investigator, Bill Smith -- 7:30 p.m., March 21 at the Gatesworth Theater, One McKnight Place -- second in Press Club at the Gatesworth program series.