Past Events

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. 




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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Invitation to members: “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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Invitation to members: “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.

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: 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.

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.mWed., 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.


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2016 Media Persons of the Year Gala

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.

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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.


Please take our Movie Night Poll, and let us know what you would like to see. Click Here.

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.

Photo Album is Here!

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.

St. Louis Press Club has launced our new photo album page courtesy of SecondStreet! Pictures are available for purchase. Please also check out our LOGO album, where you can choose your favorite St. Louis Press Club logo to put on an item of your choice.

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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.

2016 Beauty Buzz at Neiman Marcus Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Legal Side of Creativity, 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. Press Club members are invited to attend this program with Missouri Professional Communicators.
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From left, 2016 Beauty Buzz chairs: Paige Noel, Jasmine Huda, Pam Toder, Courtney Toder

Beauty Buzz Committee Meeting at Nieman Marcus Saturday, December 5, 2015.

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St. Louis Press Club's 59th Annual Meeting: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 , Beginning at 6 p.m.

The Historic Park Pacific Building
Alumni Restaurant

Featured speaker:  Aisha Sultan
Home and Family Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Press Club at the Gatesworth Speaker Series:

Suzanne Corbett:  7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 24th in the Gatesworth's Starbird Theater

St. Louis On The Air Live Broadcast "Early Childhood and Media"

Part of the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Tenth Annual Media Literacy Week 
This event is co-sponsored by: Gateway Media Literacy Partners and the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. 

The importance of media literacy for children was the topic of St. Louis Press Club and Gateway Media Literacy Partners' St. Louis on the Air live broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, November 2.  Medical and educational experts were  interviewed by Don Marsh and answered audience questions.  Click here for the full story:

St. Louis Public Radio Community Room
3651 Olive St. | St. Louis, MO 63108

Monday, November 2, 2015 from Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. 
Guests must be seated by 11:45 a.m.

Following the broadcast, guests are invited to stick around
to meet host Don Marsh and his guests. 

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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, 2015, Webster University Library computer lab.  Click Here for pictures. 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

Alvin Reid:  7:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 28th in the Gatesworth's Starbird Theater

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.

Click Here for Press Club's scholarship and Media Person of the Year newsletter issue





June 11, 2015 Media Persons of the Year Gala Click Here for more. Click Here for credit card payments. 

"All Grown Up" project website is live. Check it out. Click Here

Press Club remembers Martin Duggan -- a true media pioneer. Click here to read more.

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 December 11, 2014 – Click Here for photos and highlights

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, 2013 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, 2014 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, 2014.  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, 2014 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, 2014, 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 HONORED SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.  Click Here to read  press release. Click Here to read introducing scholarship recipients

Press Club Membership Round-Up Wine Reception and Portrait Photography Exhibition
Tuesday, July 1, 2014,  4:30pm - 6:30pm
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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, 2014: 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.


Press Club is a sponsor of “Soar to Great Heights” CSPRC All Day Conference, Tuesday May 20th at the Renaissance Airport Hotel. 
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March 26 2014:  Press Club forum focusing on STL250 at Missouri History Museum
Erin Budde share STL250 excitement and tour History Museum “250 in 250” exhibit.
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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, 2014 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.

The Highlands Golf Club in Forest Park December 12, 2013 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, 2013 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, 2013: 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, 2013 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 2013: 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, 2013 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, 2013 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

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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, 2013 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.

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, 2013.

Nominations for the Photojournalism Hall of Fame has been extended.  For nomination criteria and apploication form go to:


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.

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.

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.

Press Club luncheon forum featuring Kevin Killeen, KMOX reporter, with “A Whole ‘nother Story” about his new book Never Hug a Nun, noon, Friday, March 15 at Probstein Golf Clubhouse in Forest Park.  Click Here for more.

2012 Annual Meeting

Press Club’s annual award festivities, meeting, and buffet dinner 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th  at the Forest Park  Highlands.

The delightful Deb Peterson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist, was our guest speaker. 

Click Here to read minutes of Press Club’s December 2012 annual meeting.


Gloria S. Ross handling over the president’s gavel to incoming Press Club president, Bill Smith.


Robert Hille received the Press Club’s highest honor – The Catfish Award – for his exemplary service to the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and to the field of communication.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial writer, Deb Peterson, speaking at Press Club’s annual meeting December 11.


Press Club President Gloria Ross (center) presenting 2012 "Presidents Above and Beyond Awards" to Press Club's Media Person of the Year Gala chairs, Claire Applewhite (left) and Ellen Futterman (right).

Press Club invites you to “State of the Plate; What would Julia think?”  Enjoy a 3-course gourmet lunch and hear comments from a panel of culinary experts.  L’Ecole Culinaire, noon, Thursday, November 15. ($20 members, $22 guests) Click Here to see flyer with all details. To reserve with credit card, Click Here.

“Countdown to Election 2012” political forum

A packed Webster University lecture hall heard straight answers about the 2012 political candidates and their campaigns at a forum October 31 hosted by our Press Club and Missouri Professional Communicators as part of Media Literacy Week.  From left, Press Club president Gloria S. Ross with panel members and moderator:  Christopher Aves, Political Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Gwyneth Williams, professor history, politics and international relations, Webster University; Susan Hegger, Political and Issues Editor, St. Louis Beacon; Don Corrigan, Editor, Webster-Kirkwood Times and Adjunct Professor, Webster University

Countdown to Election Forum Wed., Oct, 31 to hear reporters opinions on polls, political pratfalls and possible election outcomes.  Noon-1:30 (bring your lunch) at Webster University's Emerson Library Conference room.  Click Here for all the details.

Press Club’s Social Media Seminar and Workshop October 20

From left, Press Club’s Richard Gavatin and St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Bob Rose after leading our club’s annual  Social Media Seminar and Workshop at Webster University’s computer lab October 20.  All participants had hands-on practice as they learned more about Content Management Systems and Facebook, then enjoyed a lunch afterwards.

Improving Your Social Media Skills seminar, workshop and lunch, Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 to 1 p.m. Webster University Library Computer Lab.  Click Here for more details and reservations.


For a sampling of photos from the 2012 Media Person of the Year Gala Click Here.

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Attend “Beacon & Eggs” live broadcast on Sept. 21 about whether city and county should merge. Click Here for more information.

Press Club co-sponsors BBB Symposium on Creativity

Bill Donius, keynote speaker at the August 30 Better Business Bureau Charity Symposium: Create Opportunities with Creativity, with Press Club president Gloria S. Ross holding his book Thought Revolution: How To Unlock Your Inner Genius. Click Here for more.

Beacon & Eggs KTRS breakfast and broadcast Friday, Aug. 24. Click Here for details. No charge.

Press Club Spelling Bee 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 22 at The Royale.  Click Here for details.

Mannies talks politics and scholarships are awarded at Press Club luncheon.  Click Here for more. Click Here for the news release.


At Press Club's July 30 scholarship luncheon, guest speaker Jo Mannies of the St. Louis Beacon shared anecdotes from her career as a political reporter in Washington D.C.and St. Louis and gave her thoughts about what aspiring journalists might expect when they graduate.  She also answered questions about the current political situation in Missouri.  


Five of this year's 11 Press Club and Journalism Foundation scholarship winners attended a luncheon in their honor on July 30 at the Norman Probstein Golf Clubhouse.  From left, Wendy Flanagan of Fleishman-Hillard, which gave a $1,500 scholarship; Mary Schoelch of the University of Missouri, Brittany Ruess of Webster University, Don Corrigan representing the Times Newspapers, which gave two $500 scholarships, Sydney Miller from the University of Missouri, Catherine Hendel from Webster University, Carlos Restropa from Webster University, Claudia Burris from Webster University, which gave two $500 scholarships and Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, which gave four $1,000 scholarships. The guest speaker was Jo Mannies, political reporter for the St. Louis Beacon. Also giving scholarships were the Baseball Writers Association, St. Louis Chapter, $3,000; the Missouri Professional Commuicators, $1,000; and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Press Club $5,000 David Lipman scholarship.

Join Beacon & Eggs live KTRS broadcast on the Affordable Care Act from 8 to 10 a.m., Friday, July 20.  Click Here for more.

Fund-raising gathering for Rick Stoff at Schlafly’s Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, July 15.  Click Here for more.

Press Club board member Suzanne Corbett Wins Awards.  Click Here for more.

Enjoy a Press Club evening reception and forum featuring local authors Applewhite, Bry and Corrigan 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Missouri Athletic Club – West. Click Here for details. Credit card reservations Click Here.

Jerusalem Post chief political correspondent shares insights concerning Israeli-American relations. Click Here for more information.

The Anti-Defamation League, the Young Professionals Division of the Jewish Federation and the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, co-sponsored the 2012 Milton and Frieda Ferman Memorial Lecture, "Red States, Blue States and the Jewish State". The speaker was Gil Hoffman, chief political analyst and correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, at the Ritz-Carlton on April 22.   From left: Gloria S. Ross, Press Club president; Pam Niehaus, Press Club programming vice president; Karen Aroesty, Anti-Defamation League regional director; Hoffman, and Jeff Sparks, Jewish Federation Young Professionals Division president.

Stanley McChrystal Q&A at Maryville University noon, Tuesday, April 3.  Click Here for more.

Press Club sponsors press conference on Status of Missouri Women Report 10a.m. Friday, March 16 at Missouri History Museum.  Click Here for more.

Press Club Tour of Peabody Opera House: Noon Tuesday, March 6.  Click Here for more information.  Click Here for credit card payment.

Press Club members attend Q&A session with Michael Pollen Jan. 24.
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Press Club celebrates at 55th annual meeting and cocktail reception.  Click Here for minutes of the meeting.


From left, Richard Weiss and Benjamin Lipman holding their Catfish Award placques which were presented to them at the annual meeting December 12.


KSDK-TV reporter and news anchor, Leisa Zigman, spoke at the club's annual meeting on the back story of her battle with cancer. Click here for video of her talk.

Press Club members hear Valerie Plame Wilson and Amb. Joe Wilson at Maryville


Press Club members had front reserved seating at the Nov. 29  talk by Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson.  She was a covert CIA operative and he was an American Ambassador and diplomat to Africa and Iraq; his 2003 New York Times op-ed piece suggesting the Iraqi nuclear threat had been exaggerated allegedly resulted in the exposure of her identity as a CIA agent working in counter-proliferation. Their story is told in the motion picture Fair Game.   The Wilsons spoke at length about how the announcement in President George W. Bush’s state of the nation speech asserting Iraq was obtaining uranium from Africa for weapons of mass destruction was used to sell the Iraqi war to the American people.   “A fool’s errand”, said Wilson, resulting in 4,000 Americans being killed and 10,000 injured or traumatized to date. He criticized the Washington media for not demanding more answers.  He spoke out because he believes it is the right of the American people to know the truth and to demand it from its government.  

Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, Joseph Ellis, speaking at Maryville University Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.  Click Here for more information.  Make reservation at 636-230-1973 or

Press Club raises $5,000 for Media Scholarship at "Face the Nation" Sept. 24. Click Here to read news release. Click Here for the invitation. To view photos by Blacktie-Missouri Click Here.

Caption:  From left, Press Club board members Ellen Soule, Gloria Ross,
Amanda Cook, and Alice Handelman at the "Face the Nation: Be Camera-Ready"
beauty evemt Saturday. Sept. 24 at Neiman Marcus.  More to come soon.  Photo
by Claudia Burris

Spotlight on Blogging September 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Toasting one another with their Press Club mugs at the close of our free blogging seminar are presenters (from left) Richard Gavatin of IMS-St. Louis, who gave the “how-to” portion of the program, and blogger panelists: Bill Streeter, Chris Reimer, and Stephanie Tolle, who talked about their blogs and shared tips and information gleaned from their personal experiences.  The September 10 seminar was co-hosted by Webster University and held at Webster’s Emerson Library.  For more Click Here.


  • Richard Gavatin, of IMS, Inc., a computer consulting company that specializes in the support and customization of accounting software.  He has taught web site design, blogging and computer classes for over 20 years.  Gavatin is a member of the Press Club board.
  • Bill Streeter is an award-winning producer, web designer, graphic artist, photographer and creator of music and culture podcast Lo-Fi Saint Louis.  Streeter recently completed his first feature-length film, "Brick By Chance and Fortune," which explores the rich heritage of brick architecture in St. Louis.
  • Stephanie Tolle is a graphic designer and the creator of several blogs including the food blog, Iron Stef, which chronicles Tolle's exciting adventures in cooking, entertaining and dining out in St. Louis. Iron Stef won the 2011 RFT St. Louis Web Award for "Best Food Blog."
  • Chris Reimer is an award-winning social media strategist and digital marketer. As VP of Social Media at Falk Harrison and owner of Rizzo Tees, he displays his passion for Twitter, Facebook, blogging and personal branding on a daily basis. Reimer, who tweets as @RizzoTees, won the 2011 RFT St. Louis Web Award for "Best Twitterer"

In case you missed it, see Press Club members in the news: Women of Achievement luncheon. May 10

Two Press Club members: From left, Alice S. Handelman, president of Women of Achievement, honors Pamela Toder of Ladue, who was one of 10 women who received a Women of Achievement award May 10 at the annual awards luncheon. The Women of Achievement non-profit organization recognized Toder for her volunteer work in the area of women’s health. The St. Louis Globe Democrat founded the awards organization to recognize area women on their charitable contributions to society 50 years ago.

Jan Scott receives the "Women’s Trailblazer Award"

From left, Alice S. Handelman congratulates Jan Scott (both Press Club board members) on the Women’s Trailblazer Award Scott received March 23rd at the National Women’s History Month ceremony at UMSL. The award is given to women who have been true “trailblazers” in their field.

Click Here for the Feature Article about Jan Scott

Press Club remembers the St. Louis Star-Times. Click Here for text of Rick Stoff’s presentation. Click Here for the Press Club’s July 13 Forum information.

“Remembering the St. Louis Star-Times”, one of America’s great newspapers whose doors closed 60 years ago this summer, was the theme of the evening for 34 Press Club members and guests at the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library on July 13th.  Memorabilia from the library’s Media Archives was displayed and talks were given by Jean Gosebrink, Jon Hagar, the last surviving Star-Times employee, and Rick Stoff, a former Press Club president. From left, St. Louis Public Library’s Gerald Brooks, director of marketing and public relations and Jean Gosebrink, special collections archivist; Press Club’s Jon Hagar, Rick Stoff, and Gloria S. Ross, president.

Press Club Luncheon Forum, Friday, June 10 Noon: “How Journalists Can Get Funding for the Big Story”. Click Here for more.

Noon, Thursday, April 28, Gourmet Lunch and St. Louis Food Scene forum at SLCC-Forest Park. 


From left, a distinguished panel comprised of an award-winning restaurateur, a creative food editor, Katie O'Connor of Sauce; Charlie Downs, owner of Cyrano's; veteran culinary professor, Rob Hertel, Forest Park Hospitality faculty member; and a legendary caterer, Richard Nix, owner of Butler's Pantry share their insights on how successful entrepreneurs flavor the local food scene at the Press Club forum.


Press Club members and guests in the lovely Anheuser-Busch dining room listening to the panel discussion on the St. Louis food scene.


The culinary students and staff who prepared the delicious three-course gourmet lunch for the Press Club forum at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park on April 28th.

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"The City Earnings Tax and Funding St. Louis’ Future” Press Club forum with Mayor Francis Slay on April 1st.  Click Here for complete information and payment.

From left, Donnybrook’s Alvin Reid moderates a panel discussion between St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, Missouri Budget Project director Amy Blouin  and St. Louis Post-Dispatch economics reporter Tim Logan concerning the dire consequences to St. Louis should the 1% city earnings tax be eliminated. An audience of 32 Press Club members and guests enjoyed a luncheon buffet and the discussion that followed at the Forest Park Golf Clubhouse on April 1st.

Press Club Jan. 25 luncheon forum: Science, Medicine and the Media

Press Club president Gloria S. Ross (second from left) thanking “Science Medicine and the Media” panelists and moderator, from left, Veronique LaCapra, Ph.D., science reporter/editor for St. Louis Public Radio/NPR;; Barbara Langsam Shuman, writer/co-producer/co-director, "The Stem Cell Divide" documentary; Blythe Bernhard, medical reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and Robert Kindle, executive director, Hope Happens.  The luncheon forum held at the St. Louis Science Center on January 25th was attended by 44 members and guests. Click Here for more info.

Gloria Ross to be Press Club’s 2011-13 President. Click Here for article.

Press Club members treated to exclusive opportunity to hear Ben Carson. Click Here for the story.

The Press Club held it's 54th Annual Meeting on Dec. 2, 2010. Click Here for the news release. Click Here for photo highlights.  Click Here for information or payment.


At the 2010 annual meeting, from left, Gloria Ross, Press Club's incoming president; Dennis Heinze of Automobile Club of America and Tim Puchta of Adam Puchta Winery, President's "Above and Beyond" Award winners; Aisha Sultan, the club's Catfish Award winner; Larry Levin and Ellen Futterman of The St. Louis Jewish Light, winners of the President's Award for Meritorius Achievement, and Richard Weiss, Press Club president.

Gateway Media Literacy Partners' invites Press Club members to holiday event December 9.  Click Here for invite.

Exclusive opportunity for Press Club members:  Hear Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ben Carson at Maryville University, Tuesday, November 30th (mid-day with exact time to be announced) Click Here for more information.

Gateway Media Literacy Week

During Gateway Media Literacy Week, the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis was recognized by the Gateway Media Literacy Partners (GMLP) for its “tremendous community programming efforts” that underscore the importance of media literacy. The GMLP awarded its “Institution Award” to the Press Club and particularly recognized the Press Club for emphasizing the importance of media literacy when it comes to journalism.

 At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 6 of Media Literacy week, the Press Club co-sponsored a forum with STLCC-Meramec entitled “Fact-checking the Politicians: Lies, Half-truths, and the Consequences of Each.” Press Club member Gloria Ross moderated the panel discussion between author Frank Baker and political science professor John Messmer.

Noon Thursday, October 28 lunch and political forum: “Midterm Elections: Prognostications”. Click Here for more information and reservations.

Noon, Wednesday October 6: "Fact-checking the Politicians: Lies, Half-truths and the Consequences of Each" Click Here for more.

From left, Press Club president-elect Gloria Ross moderates the panel discussion “Fact Checking the Politicians: Lies, Half-Truths and the Consequences of Each” by Frank Baker, author of “Political Campaigns and Political Advertising: A Media Literacy Guide” and John Messmer, political science professor at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. The October 6 forum, co-sponsored by the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and Gateway Media Literacy Partnership, was one of a series of events during Media Literacy Week.


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Mike Shannon was honored as 2010 Media Person of the Year by the Press Club on September 29th at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis By The Arch in downtown St. Louis. Click Here for more information and to pay by credit card.

Social Media Workshop and Lunch, Sat. 9-1 Sept. 11, Webster University Library: "Beyond Tweetablogaphobia: The Conversation is Happening -- Are You Part of it?" Click Here for information/reservations/payment.

Read about VIP Meet and Greet reception for Mike Shannon. Click Here for article by Jerry Berger.  Click Here for release by Dick Weiss.

Press Club Box Lunch Forum Noon, Tuesday, June 29 on the growing police chase problem and an optional tour of the St. Louis City Justice Center. Click Here for reservations and more.

From left, Press Club president Dick Weiss , introduces the June 29th forum panel who discussed the facts surrounding police chases: Charles Bryson, director for the City of St. Louis Department of Public Safety; Pat Gauen, editor of public safety for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Col. Tim Fitch, chief of police for the St. Louis County Police Department; and Lt. Michael Muxo, academy director for the City of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.  The forum was held at the St. Louis City Justice Center and a tour of the city jail was given after the discussion.

Press Club gives $1,000 "Sky's the Limit" scholarship. Click Here for info and photos.

Press Club forum and tour at St. Louis Public Library April 29. Click Here for info and photos.

Press Club members hear Ted Friedman and Greg Mortenson through Maryville University's St. Louis Speakers Series events. Click Here for photos and more.

"Face the Nation" Tricks of the Trade, an exclusive beauty event to raise funds for Walter Cronkite scholarship. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sat. March 6. $50. Click Here for more information and photos.

Press Club’s February Forum “The St. Louis Food Scene”. Click Here for photos and information.

January 24th at 4 PM:  Two prominent journalists, one of which has been President of the Press Club (Twice!) and the other is another very respected member of the Media, will be honored at an event on January 24th, 2010! Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Bob Cohn and Publisher Dr. Donald Suggs will receive the 2010 Heschel/King Award.  Location:  560 Music Center
(Formerly CASA and Sha’are Emmeth) 560 Trinity at Delmar
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Press Club annual meeting on Dec. 4. Click Here for photos and highlights.

Tuesday, November 17 Press Club lunch forum: “Hunger Does Not Take a Holiday” 11:30 mix and network; noon lunch and forum at Salvation Army, 1130 Hampton. Four leading experts hunger will discuss this dire situation in our community and state. Click Here for more information.

"Hunger Does Not Take a Holiday" was the theme of the Press Club's November 17 forum held at the Salvation Army headquarters. An audience of 36 members and guests learned the alarming state of food insecurity in our region and in the state. From left, panelist Frank Finnegan, Director of the St. Louis Area Food Bank; Judy Kaplan, Press Club program vice president and event organizer; panelists Susan Rundblad, program coordinator - community outreach of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry; and Dr. James (Sandy) Rikoon, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security, University of Missouri.

St. Louis Press Club's October Luncheon Forum: “Strategy Outside the Game: Sports Publicity and Coverage in America's Best Sports Town” Noon, Tuesday, October 27.Click Here for information and photographs.

"Emerging Business Models in the Media Industry" Forum Monday, October 5, Noon co-sponsored by Press Club and Gateway Media Literacy. Click Here for more.

September Press Club forum focused on business economy

The Press Club September 30 forum focused on the Business Economy with guest panelists Dick Nicklaus, business reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (left at podium) and Kevin Kleisen, economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (seated on right) sharing their insights on where we are now and what the predictions are for the future. Press Club president Dick Weiss (seated center) moderated the forum, which was held at the Gladys and Henry Crown Center Senior Living Center. Click Here for more.

Press Club sponsoring BBB Charity Symposium, “Giving Focus on the Economy” on August 27, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Frontenac Hilton. Click Here for more information.

Press Club workshop: “How to Conquer Confusion and Use the New Media” Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Webster University (library). Click Here for information.

"Media in the Throes of Change" Press Club Forum on June 26th

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“Media in the Throes of Change” was the topic of the June 26 Press Club forum attended by 90 members and guests at Webster University. Don Marsh (left at podium) host of St. Louis on the Air, KWMU-FM moderated the discussion. Panel members were: (seated from left) Sylvester Brown, Jr., writer; John Butler, news director, KMOX; Margaret Freigovel, editor, St. Louis Beacon; Sean McLaughlin, news director, KMOV-TV: Bill Racck, news director, KWMU-FM; Arthur Silverblatt, Ph.D., professor of communications and journalism, Webster University.


May 12 Spectrum Conference‏

The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis was a Gold Level Sponsor for the Community Service Public Relations Society “Spectrum 2009” Conference on May 12 at the Viking Conference Center with members Allison Collinger, Ellen Futterman and Charles Klotzer giving presentations. Futterman, editor of St. Louis Jewish Light, participated in the "Pitches That Work: The View from the Media Side" workshop; Collinger, principal of AHC Consulting gave the "Talking a Good Game: How Understanding Sports Can Help You Succeed" workshop, and opening the conference, Klotzer, founder of St. Louis Journalism Review spoke on “Aiming for Truth: The Pitfalls of 'Objectivity'"

Allison Collinger making presentation at CSPRC conference.

Ellen Futterman and Dick Weiss at CSPRC conference.

Glenda Partlow, Dick Weiss and Allison Collinger at CSPRC conference.

Charles Klotzer and Dick Weiss at CSPRC conference.

2009 Woman of Achievement: Joan Lee Berkman

Press Club Board Member and 2009 Media Person of the Year Co-Chair Joan Lee Berkman displays her 2009 Woman of Achivement Award at the May 12th Event. Photo by Tom Tussey. Click here for more.

Press Club and PRSA members network and socialize at CJ Muggs on April 22nd

From left, Tina Carroll, Del Schnwinke, Robert Duyff, Terry Barber and Dick Weiss.


The Missouri Professional Communicators (MPC) held its 28th annual Quest Awards luncheon on April 18, honoring outstanding communicators in the St. Louis area.

Press Club members in bold, from left to right, back row: Program emcee, Christine Buck, anchor and reporter for KPLR-CW 11; Suzanne Corbett, writer, author, teacher and food historian; Dan Martin, cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Art Silverblatt, Ph.D., professor of communications and journalism at Webster University; Avis Meyer, Ph.D., professor at Saint Louis University and mentor for the student newspaper; Margaret Gillerman, reporter and writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. From left to right, front row: Kay Quinn, KSDK NewsChannel 5 anchor and medical reporter; Mary Ann Wagner, promotions director for the Suburban Journals of St. Louis; Bill Fronczak, public relations and special events director for Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club.

Press Club honors KMOV-TV's Larry Conners and Vickie Newton as 2009 Media Persons of the Year.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House hosted the Feb. 24th Patrons Cocktail Reception for the 2009 Media Persons of the Year. Click Here for Pictures

December 6 Press Club Annual Meeting

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March Luncheon Forum

"Business and Ethics"

You can't watch cable news, listen to talk radio, or read newspapers and blogs without being appalled at the latest Wall Street scandal or financial scam. What has happened to accountability and ethics in business? And how can the media fully explain this complex issue? The Press Club is sponsoring a forum featuring Dr. Ira Kodner of Washington University's School of Medicine, who directs the Center for the Study of Human Values and Ethics, and Dr. Stuart Yoak, executive director of the Center and a professor at Washington University who teaches business ethics. The Center is unique in that it supports the study, research and teaching of ethics across all disciplines and professions. A business journalist, to be announced, also will join the panel.

12:30, Friday, March 6

“Business and Ethics” was the topic of the March forum featuring from left, Dr. Ira Kodner of Washington University's School of Medicine, who directs the Center for the Study of Human Values and Ethics, and Dr. Stuart Yoak, executive director of the Center and a professor at Washington University who teaches business ethics. The Center is unique in its support for the study, research and teaching of ethics across all disciplines and professions. Thanking them for their insightful presentation is Press Club’s immediate past-president Alice S. Handelman. Photograph by Glenda Partlow

Friday, Dec 5, 8:30 AM

"Julius Hunter: TV One-On-One"

In conjunction Press Club's Annual Meeting
Friday, Dec 5, 8:30 AM
Logan University Purser Center
1851 Schoettler Rd., Chesterfield
$15 members and guests
Enjoy a full breakfast buffet and keynote talk by renowned news journalist Julius Hunter at Logan University's new William D. Purser Center. Hunter will share humorous and insightful anecdotes from his latest book, TV One-On-One, and do book signings.

Julius Hunter Becomes First Lifetime Member of Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Julius Hunter (right) presents Alice S. Handelman, Press Club president, and Richard Weiss, president-elect ,with a $500 check for Lifetime Membership in the Press Club at the December 5, 2008 annual meeting. As keynote speaker, Hunter talked about his life as a TV news journalist sharing anecdotes from his latest book, TV One-on-One. At the meeting, 2009 officers and incoming board members were elected and awards were presented.

Click Here for the President's and Catfish Awards Plus the 2009 Press Club Officers Elected

A brief Annual Meeting will be included. To pay by credit card Click Here. To make a reservation call (636)230-1973 or email Please mail checks to: P.O. Box 410522 * Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gossip or News? "Under the Covers with Deb Peterson"

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Deb Peterson tells it like it is.
How does she get the scoop? What does it take to cover the
St. Louis social scene?
Noon, Monday, November 17, 2008
Seven Gables Inn
26 N. Meramec, Clayton
Limited valet parking area
(also metered parking and nearby lots)
This Event Is Filled. Please call 636-230-1978 if you wish to be placed on the WAITING list.
Lunch: Members $15, Non-members $17
Checks to: Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis
PO Box 410522, St. Louis, MO 63141

(From right) Alice S. Handelman, Press Club president, thanks Deb Peterson, columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, for sharing her experiences of being a "people reporter" at the Press Club forum and luncheon for an audience of 50 at the Seven Gables Inn on November 17th.

Friday, October 17

"Politics and the Media"

* Frank Baker, Media Literacy Consultant, Author of "Political Campaigns and Political Advertising: A Media Literacy Guide" Click Here for Bio.

* Art Silverblatt, Professor of Communications, Webster University

Co-sponsored by Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, Gateway Media Literacy Partners & Webster University 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 17 University Center, Webster University Edgar Road and Garden Avenue Continental Breakfast--$10 Parking—Campus garage on Garden Avenue or lot behind University Center

From Left: Jessica Brown, Frank Baker, Art Silverblatt, Gov. Bob Holden, and Pam Niehaus together following Oct. 17 "Politics in the Media" Press Club Forum at Webster University. The event was co-sponsored by The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, and Webster University.

Wednesday, October 22

"Election '08: Presidential Politics and Predictions"

A roundtable panel discussion of political experts from area universities co-sponsored by Maryville University, The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, KWMU-FM and St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Wednesday, October 22, at 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Maryville University Auditorium
entrance off Conway Road just east of Hwy. 141
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

The forum, featuring a panel discussion followed by questions from the audience, will be moderated by Don Marsh of KWMU. Panelists include James Harf, Ph.D., associate vice president at Maryville and director of the university's Center for Global Education; David Robertson, Ph.D., professor and fellow at the Public Policy Research Center at University of Missouri-St. Louis and political analyst for KSDK-TV; Kenneth Warren, Ph.D., professor of administrative law at Saint Louis University and president of The Warren Poll; and Gwyneth Williams, Ph.D., professor of history, politics and international relations at Webster University.

Responding to audience questions at the Oct. 22 "Election '08 Presidential Politics and Predictions" forum at Maryville University are, from left: Gweneth Williams, David Robertson, Don Marsh, Kenneth Warren, and James Harf. The event was co-sponsored by The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, Maryville University, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KWMU FM, and HEC-TV

Wednesday, Sept. 10th

"Face the Nation: A Girls Night Out"

Press Club announces $8,000 raised for the Tim Russert Scholarship Fund from the "Face the Nation: A Girls Night Out" event co-sponsored by Neiman Marcus.

It was an evening of glamour and fun as 114 guests gathered to enjoy and learn make-up and beauty secrets from the best, while helping to raise funds for the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Scholarship Fund! Special thanks for the delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus and for the fine libations donated by Sugar Creek Vineyards and Winery of Defiance, Missouri. And double thanks for the hands-on demos by Jo Malone fragrances and Jemma Kidd makeup, as well as the hand and arm massages by La Mer. And of course, for the onstage transformations by Roy Haidar, Jemma Kidd's "make-up artist to the stars" of the already lovely Dorothy Weiner, editor-in-chief of Ladue News, and multi-media star Carol Daniel (of KMOX radio, the St. Louis American newspaper and KMOV-TV).

The $8,000 raised by FACE THE NATION ticket sales, raffle items and donations will provide seed money for the Press Club's new Tim Russert Journalism Scholarship. In memory of the late and longest-serving moderator of NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," the scholarship will help pay the tuitions of students in the bi-state area who wish to major in broadcast/TV journalism at a college or university, also in the bi-state area.