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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday morning, September 15 St. Louis Press Club’s scholarship fundraising event: BEAUTY BUZZ at Neiman Marcus featuring Jasmine Huda as emcee. Click Here for more. Click Here to RSVP by credit card.


Monday, June 18 6-8pm: Press Club Board Stratigic Planning Meeting at 127 Royal Gate Dr., 63141.


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Announcements and Recent Press Club Events


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.

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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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A big "thank you" to Colleen Schrappen who recently did a fundraiser for the Press Club's Ron Wade Scholarship and raised $1,326.50 by selling pins.


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.

From left: Moderator Jo Mannies, a reporter at St. Louis Public Radio, who has been covering Missouri politics and government for almost four decades; Panelists Donna Harper an attorney with Sedey Harper Westhoff; Mildred Galvin Senior Vice President and Senior Partner at FleishmanHillard involved with Talent Development, and Leatha Johnson, EEOC Supervisory Investigator.

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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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!


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.

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Eschen and Bassman Honored at Press Club 61st Annual Meeting and Martin Quigley Documentary Premiered CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PHOTOS. Click Here to see the photos from Gazelle STL. Click Here for the invitation.


President William Greenblatt giving Past-President Tom Eschen the Press Club’s “Catfish Award”, which is given to a member for exemplary service to the club.

 

 

Jeanie Bassman accepting the club’s  “President’s Above-and-Beyond” award from President William Greenblatt. Bassman, along with her daughters and mother, chaired the highly successful 2017 Beauty Buzz at Neiman Marcus. 

Along with her award, Jeanie Bassman holds the commemorative photo album of the 2017 Beauty Buzz she chaired. 

 

 

 


Click Here to make a donation to the Joe Bonwich Scholarship Fund.


2018 Press Club scholarship application deadline is May 4, 2018 Click Here for the application.


Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25: Award-winning author Suzanne Corbett spoke about her latest book Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis in the Starbird Theater, Gatesworth Main Building, One McKnight Place.


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Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 25: Award-winning author Suzanne Corbett spoke about her latest book Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis in the Starbird Theater, Gatesworth Main Building, One McKnight Place.


Beauty Buzz: Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Neiman Marcus Main Floor Atrium

Our beauty mix, mingle and runway party raised a little “fun”
and “funds” for media scholarships while learning cosmetic and skincare
tricks of the trade from the NM experts. Guests enjoyed brunch lite bites from the Zodiac, coffee and mimosas, and a chance to win prizes. Plus a great line-up of cosmetic demonstrations modeled on the runway.

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Co-Chairs from left: Julie Aylward, Jana Bassman, Janie Bassman, Jeanie Bassman, and Marcia Gillerman (honorary)

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“Press Club at the Gatesworth” speaker series event: 7:30 p.m., July 26 features DOROTHY WEINER, Dorothy Weiner, editor, Town & Style Magazine
“Homegrown: How a Group of Women Started a Magazine in Tough Times” in the Starbird Theater in The Gatesworth main building, One McKnight Place


A new scholarship has been established in remembrance of heralded editor Ronald W. Wade, a news editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and editor at other major papers around the country: Please Click Here to read about Wade's accomplishments and how to donate to the scholarship fund.


July 11 at noon: Scholarship Luncheon at International Photography Hall of Fame. The featured speakers were Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd. The lunch was catered by Urban Canvas. Click Here for the Photo Album.

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“Press Club at the Gatesworth” speaker series event: 7:30 p.m., June 28 features BOB COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The Jewish Light, presenting “The Middle East in the Trump Era: Expect the Unexpected.” Starbird Theater in The Gatesworth main building, One McKnight


National Women’s Political Caucus--St. Louis in conjunction with the St. Louis Press Club Presents: "W2W: Conquering Communication and the Great (Gender) Divide". Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis 3701 Grandel Square. Networking from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Program from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Click Here for the flier.


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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.


Beauty Buzz Committee Kick-off Meeting: Saturday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. at
Neiman Marcus. Click Here for details.


Thursday, April 13 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: "Bob Dotson: Up Close and in Person" Box lunch and program co-sponsored by St. Louis Press Club and Webster University, School of Communication Webster University's Emerson Library Conference Room. Click Here for more. Click Here for payments. Click Here to view the photo album.


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 the photo album. Click Here for more. Click Here for credit card payments.

Read article by two Kirkwood high school journalism students who attended our March Press Club forum "Pay Inequity: Root Causes" Click Here.

Panelists from left: Suzanne Gellman, Start Smart and Work Smart; Joan Suarez, Labor and Union; Malaika Horne, Impact on Women of Color and Karen Francis, moderator and expert.

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