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Friday Forum featuring Donnybrook panelists

Friday May 24: Lunch 11:30 a.m., forum at noon
Missouri Athletic Club-Downtown (MAC garage parking tickets validated for those having lunch)

Press Club members $20, All others $25
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Donnybrook airs Thursday nights at 7pm on Nine PBS.
https://video.ninenet.org/show/donnybrook/

 


Kick-off Cocktail Reception to introduce Media Persons of the Year will be Thursday, May 23rd 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac.


St. Louis Press Club and Journalism Foundation Scholarship Luncheon

Noon, Friday, May 31
Missouri Athletic Club-West County, 1777 Des Peres Road

Guest Speaker: Ayesha Khan, Fox 2 Anchor/Reporter

RSVP's Required. Press Club members $20, All others $25

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Enjoy front row reserved seating at St. Louis County Library "In Conversation" Author Series sponsored by St. Louis Press Club

For Press Club Reserved Seats, email info@stlpressclub.org

Click here to learn about our collaboration with the library's author series.

June 17, 2019
Monte Reel
"A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War"

St. Louis County Library Headquarters
7:00p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Award-winning journalist presents a thrilling narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA. On May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit between the two nations. The CIA concocted a cover story for President Eisenhower to deliver, assuring him that no one could have survived a fall from that altitude. But against all odds, pilot Francis Gary Powers emerged from the wreckage and was seized by the KGB. He confessed to espionage charges, revealing to the world that Eisenhower had just lied to the American people—and to the Soviet Premier. In this true-life thriller, Reel reveals how the U-2 spy program, principally devised by four men working in secret, upended the Cold War.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series.

Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

 

June 18, 2019
Elliot Ackerman
"Places and Names: on War, Revolution, and Returning"

St. Louis County Library Headquarters
7:00p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

From a decorated Marine war veteran, renowned war correspondent, and National Book Award-nominated novelist, Elliot Ackerman’s memoir “Places and Names” is an astonishing reckoning with the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. Ackerman weaves his personal stories of battle into the latticework of a larger reckoning with contemporary geopolitics. At once an intensely personal book about the terrible lure of combat and a brilliant meditation on the larger meaning of the past two decades of strife, “Places and Names” bids fair to take its place among our greatest books about modern war.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series.

Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

 

June 24, 2019
William J. Burns
"The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for it's Renewal"

St. Louis County Library Headquarters
7:00p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Over the course of more than three decades as an American diplomat, William J. Burns played a central role in the most consequential diplomatic episodes of his time—from the bloodless end of the Cold War to the collapse of post–Cold War relations with Putin’s Russia, from post–9/11 tumult in the Middle East to the secret nuclear talks with Iran. Drawing on a trove of newly declassified cables and memos, Burns gives readers a rare inside look at American diplomacy in action. “The Back Channel” is an eloquent, deeply informed, and timely story of a life spent in service of American interests abroad. It is also a powerful reminder, in a time of great turmoil, of the enduring importance of diplomacy.

Presented by the ‘Buzz’ Westfall Favorite Author Series.

Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.

 


Beauty Buzz

Neiman Marcus
Saturday, 10:30 a.m., September 7

Enjoy an informative and entertaining runway show featuring fall fashions modeled just for you while beauty experts share tips of the trade concerning the latest in skin care and cosmetic products with Jasmine Huda as emcee. Socialize with friends over brunch bites and mimosas and take chances on fabulous prizes, too.

What a fun way to kick off the fall season! And to support scholarships for aspiring media students from our community.

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St. Louis Press Club’s
2019 MEDIA PERSONS OF THE YEAR GALA

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Monday, May 13, noon: Press Club Board Meeting at 8888 Ladue Road, Room 250.


Announcements and Recent Press Club Events

 


Enjoy front row reserved seating at St. Louis County Library "In Conversation" Author Series sponsored by St. Louis Press Club

May 2, 2019
Thurston Clarke
“Honorable Exit”

For Press Club Reserved Seats, email info@stlpressclub.org

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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Presents
" Representation & Responsibility: Equity in Journalism and the Media" Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Harris-Stowe
State University

Private pre-program reception from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. for Opera Theater and Press Club members with hors d'oeuvres and beverages in room adjacent to auditorium. 

Parking is available in the main lots on the SW side of Compton/Laclede (I.e. across Compton from the Chaifetz Arena).  Guests should follow signage towards the Harris-Stowe Bookstore as this is in the same building as the auditorium.

Complimentary dessert reception will follow panel. 



THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.


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pril 26, 11:30 a.m.:  Friday Forum featuring Sylvester Brown Jr. "When Journalists Listen: The Story of a Word Warrior" at
MAC-Downtown.  Optional lunch buffet.  


Photo courtesy of St. Louis Public Radio

Our forum speaker, Sylvester Brown Jr. – author, community activist and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, will talk about "When Journalists Listen: The Story of a Word Warrior." 

Prior to his position with the Post, Brown published Take Five Magazine, an investigative regional publication, for 15 years. The publication received more than 30 awards for its investigative series, general reporting and Sylvester’s political and social commentaries. Brown also founded the Sweet Potato Project, a St. Louis-based entrepreneurial and agricultural program for urban youth. This project inspired his recently released book, When We Listen: Recognizing the Potential of Urban Youth.” 

The noon forum is open to all (by reservation due to limited space). RSVP by April 24 please to info@stlpressclub.org or by calling 314-449-8029.  The optional buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and is $20 for Press Club members, $25 for all others. (MAC garage parking free for lunch guests with validated ticket.) 


St. Louis Press Club members applaud St. Louis Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger for his Pulitzer Prize in commentary for his articles exposing the judicial abuses of power putting Missourians into "debtors prisons" for their inability to pay jail board. If you haven't already read about it, check out these links:

Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger wins Pulitzer...

ST. LOUIS * Post-Dispatch metro columnist Tony Messenger has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, for a series of columns about debtors prisons in Missouri, the Pulitzer awards committee announced Monday. Messenger found defendants across the...

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www.stltoday.com

Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tony Messenger is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's metro columnist, writing four columns a week in a position he has held since September 2016. He was editorial page editor from July 2012 until becoming metro columnist. He joined the Post-Dispatch...

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www.pulitzer.org

 


“Other People” Film Screening and Discussion on April 18 at Missouri History Museum 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist and Press Club member Aisha Sultan will screen her film, “Other People,” and moderate a discussion between audience members and a panel of the region’s brightest thought-leaders   at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18  at the Missouri History Museum auditorium.  

This 10 minute film chronicles an awkward situation that begins when a millennial mom takes her daughter on a play date.  It takes a nuanced look at the assumptions we make about those we consider "other."

The film was sponsored by the St. Louis Press Club and made possible through generous donations.  All Press Club members and their guests are encouraged to attend. It will be free and open to the public.  A reception will follow after the program. No reservations required. 


Enjoy front row reserved seating at St. Louis County Library "In Conversation" Author Series sponsored by St. Louis Press Club


March 25, 2019
Evan Thomas
"First: Sandra Day O’Connor"

For Press Club Reserved Seats, email info@stlpressclub.org

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St. Louis Press Club Friday Forum: March 22
Better Together's executive director Nancy Rice and Marius Johnson-Malone, Depty Director of Community Based Studies spoke and answer questions about the proposed city-county merger.

Nancy Rice
Better Together's executive director
Marius Johnson-Malone
Depty Director of Community Based Studies

 Place:  Missouri Athletic Club-West, 1777 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131
Time:  Lunch 11:30 a.m., Forum at noon
Cost:  Buffet lunch (not required to attend) is $20 for Press Club members, $23 for all others 

If coming for lunch buffet click here to pay by credit card
or mail a check to St. Louis Press Club, PO Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Reservations:  Due to limited space, reservations are required for all attendees.
By email to info@stlpressclub.org or phone to 314-449-8029.


St. Louis County Library "In Conversation" Author Series sponsored by St. Louis Press Club

March 12, 2019
Lynne Olson
"Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler"




Press Club members, media representatives and guests heard the plans and opinions of our city’s presidential candidates for  Board of Aldermen at the club’s FRIDAY FORUM  at the  Missouri Athletic Club-Downtown on Feb. 22.  From left, Lewis Reed, moderator Charles Jaco, Megan Ellyia Green, and Jailah Nasheed. 

Click Here to see Doug Moore's front page article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Click Here to see Jason Rosenbaum's coverage for St. Louis Public Radio.

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Thursday, January 17 at 11:30 a.m.
January Forum: Political Pundits Kelley and Hancock Share Straight Talk about Republican-Democrat Divide

The first Press Club lunch forum of the year featured Mike Kelley and John Hancock, political experts whose programs on KMOX and Fox 2 inform and entertain our region with their opinions each week. On January 17, the Press Club forum audience, which included journalism students as well as media professionals, enjoyed a lunch at The Highlands in Forest Park and a stimulating exchange of ideas with Kelley and Hancock. Click Here to view photos from the event.

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"In Converation with Press Club" recent author talks at St. Louis County Library

 

 

 

January 18, 2019
Brad Meltzer
"The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington"
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December 5, 2018
Andrew Delbanco
"The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War"
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December 3, 2018
Antony Beevor
"The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II"
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November 27, 2018
H.W. Brands
"Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants"
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November 13, 2018
Bob Spitz
"Reagan: An American Journey"
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November 12, 2018
Jane Sherron de Hart
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life"
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November 8, 2018
Nathaniel Philbrick
"In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown"
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November 2, 2018
Michael Bechloss
"Presidents of War"
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Press Club annual meeting features talk by Mayor Krewson

Over 70 members and guests attended the Nov. 28 annual dinner and meeting Nov. 28 held at the Norman Probstein Golf Club in Forest Park.  Mayor Lyda Krewson spoke about the state and future of the City of St. Louis.  The club's coveted "Catfish Award" was presented to Ellen Soule and the"President's Above and Beyond" was awarded to Joan Lee Berkman, Sheri Sherman, Miran Halen, Phyllis Langsdorf and Faith Berger.  President William Greenblatt briefed the guests on the club's accomplishments in 2018 and plans for 2019.  Board members for the 2019-2021 term were elected. 

St. Louis Press Club award recipients were recognized for their Beauty Buzz journalism scholarship fundraising efforts. From left, Miran Halen, Ellen Soule, Joan Lee Berkman and Sheri Sherman.  Not not pictured are awardees Phyllis Langsdorf and Faith Berger  St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson (right) accepting St. Louis Press Club's "Freedom of the Press . . . now more than ever" t-shirt from the club's president William Greenblatt . 

Click Here to see all the photographs from Nov. 28.

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Media Literacy and Midterm Elections Forum October 13

On Saturday, October 13, Missouri Professional Communicators and
St. Louis Press Club co-sponsored a program focused on the internet
messages and websites spreading fake news -- why and how they are spun and skewered for purposes other than reporting the news. Speakers Dr. Andrew Smith of Lindenwood University and Jessica Bellamo of Gateway Media Literacy Partners shared ways we can
identify a legitimate news source today.


Saturday morning, September 15 St. Louis Press Club’s scholarship fundraising event: BEAUTY BUZZ at Neiman Marcus featuring Jasmine Huda as emcee.

Photo Albums from: Press Club, Town & Style, Gazelle STL, STL Magazine

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Click Here to read the 2018 Summer Newsletter


Saturday, June 16 10:30am Beauty Buzz KICK-OFF

Neiman Marcus – Gift Galleries, Level 1

From left: our 2018 Beauty Buzz co-chairs Sheri Sherman, Faith Berger, Miran Halen, and Ellen Soule at the kick-off committee meeting at Neiman Marcus. Photo by William Greenblatt.


Saturday, June 16: St. Louis Writers Guild invited Press Club members to be guests at  the networking party and screening  of documentary  "For Ahkeem"

The St. Louis Press Club sponsored a screening of the documentary “For Ahkeem” and a Q and A with the film’s executive producer, St. Louis native Jeff Truesdell (pictured), Saturday night. “For Ahkeem” was directed by Emmy award-winning Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest and explores the story of Daje “Boonie” Shelton, a Black 17-year-old in north St. Louis struggling for a better life for herself and her newborn son, Ahkeem. After the movie, Truesdell, the executive producer and a staff writer for People magazine, answered audience questions about the film.

About the documentary:  Film Reviewer, Nick Allen writes:  “For Ahkeem” is the concise, heartfelt work of documentarians Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest, but tells its very intimate story as if it were the cinematic diary made by its center focus, a 17-year-old black American named Daje “Boonie” Shelton. Created through endless footage and expert, unobtrusive on-the-fly photography, the documentary captures her experience as a young black American from a struggling St. Louis neighborhood, who has recently been assigned by a judge to a court-supervised high school for delinquent teens. About midway into the film, she and her boyfriend Antonio have a son named Ahkeem. 

June 12, Noon: Scholarship Luncheon

International Photography Hall of Fame | 3415 Olive St. | St. Louis, MO 63103

2018 Press Club and Journalism Foundation scholarship winners announced and honored.  Featured speakers were television news reporters Katie Kormann and Alexis Zotos.

Click Here for the photo album.
Click Here for the complete list of Scholarship Winners.

2018 scholarship winners:
From left, backfront row; Matt Hampton, Peter Baugh, Dustin Steinhoff, Bennett Durando, McKenzie Magnus and Alex Zivic. From left, front row; Monica Ryan, Jeffrey Salas, Press Club President William Greenblatt, Arin Froidl and Rebecca Gangemella. Not pictured: Samuel Glass, Rea Bedalli, Sarah Heet, Danielle Pauly and Lily Hauptman.

Featured speakers, television news reporters Katie Kormann from Fox2 and Alexis Zotos from KMOV channel 4, talking to and answering questions from our 2018 scholarship winners.

 

 

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Wednesday, May 30
St. Louis Press Club lunch forum
at Missouri Athletic Club-West

“#metoo and what’s next?”

Hear what experts are seeing and advocating concerning
due process for women in the workpace.

Panelists:

Leatha Johnson, EEOC Supervisory Investigator
Donna Harper an attorney with Sedey Harper Westhoff
Mildred Galvin Senior Vice President and Senior Partner at
FleishmanHillard involved with Talent Development

Moderator:

Jo Mannies, a reporter at St. Louis Public Radio, who has been
covering Missouri politics and government for almost four decades.

When: Noon, Wednesday, May 30
Where: West Wing at Missouri Athletic Club-West
1777 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131
How much: Lunch Buffet is $20 for Press Club members and $23 for all others.

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St. Louis Press Club and Kirkwood Public Library co-sponored a forum about "fake news" with 160 perons attending on April 15. Panel members from left, Carol Daniel of KMOX, Julie Smith of Webster University, Don Corrigan of the Times Newspapers, Alvin Reid of St. Louis American, St. Louis Magazine and Donnybrook, and Retired KTVI Reporter Betsey Bruce.

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2018 Media Persons of the Year Gala
February 21, 2018
5:30 p.m. Reception / 6:15 p.m. Dinner and Program
Edward Jones Corp. North Campus
130 Edward Jones Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Steve Edwards created the caricatures of our 2018 honorees. Eric Mink pictured.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Bush, interviews our 2018 Print Media Person of the Year Eric Mink, writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

 

Steve Edwards created the caricatures of our 2018 honorees. John Auble pictured.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Bush, interviews Charmaine Auble and Victoria Babu for our 2018 Posthumous Media Person of the Year John Auble, longtime St. Louis Reporter.

St. Louis Press Club President, William Greenblatt presents Charmaine Auble and Victoria Babu the award for our 2018 Posthumous Media Person of the Year John Auble, longtime St. Louis Reporter.

Steve Edwards created the caricatures of our 2018 honorees. Betsey Bruce pictured.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Bush, interviews iconic Fox2 News reporter, Betsey Bruce for our 2018 Television Media Person of the Year.

St. Louis Press Club President, William Greenblatt presents Betsey Bruce the portrait created by Steve Edwards for our 2018 Television Media Person of the Year award.

Steve Edwards created the caricatures of our 2018 honorees. KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio pictured.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Bush, interviews John Beck and Rick Balis of KSHE-95, for our 2018 Radio Media Person of the Year award

St. Louis Press Club President, William Greenblatt presents John Beck and Rick Balis the portrait created by Steve Edwards for our 2018 Radio Media Person of the Year KSHE-95.

Steve Edwards created the caricatures of our 2018 honorees. Frank Cusumano pictured.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Bush, interviews KSDK Sportscaster Frank Cusumano for our 2018 Television Media Person of the Year award.

St. Louis Press Club President, William Greenblatt presents Frank Cusumano the portrait created by Steve Edwards for our 2018 Television Media Person of the Year award.

Steve Edwards created the caricatures of our 2018 honorees. Jim Lehrer pictured.

Master of Ceremonies, Mike Bush, interviews Jim Lehrer of PBS NewsHour for our 2018 Lifetime Achievement award

St. Louis Press Club President, William Greenblatt presents Jim Lehrer our 2018 Lifetime Achievement award.

View all of the photo albums:
Our Media Sponsor, Gazelle Magazine's photo album.
Town & Style's photo album.
Ladue News' photo album.
St. Louis Press Club's photo album.

You are going to love reading Eric's article in the St. Louis Jewish Light about his on-stage black-out at the Press Club's gala  in the midst of honoring him for his writing career. Click on this hyperlink:  No Award Tonight!

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