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  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Police Violated Human Rights, Press Freedom During Ferguson Protests: Reports

    Two major human rights watchdog organizations have released reports documenting how the police response to protests over the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson violated rights of protesters and journalists. Amnesty International, which exposes human rights abuses worldwide, and PEN Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    No Journalists, Outsiders Allowed at Ferguson Town Hall Meetings

    What are you doing tonight? If you're closely following the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, you may have planned on attending the first of five town hall meetings in Ferguson. After all, this first meeting, with a program billed as "addressing misperceptions about the city of Ferguson," seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Tef Poe Honored By National Association of Black Journalists for RFT Music Column

    St. Louis rapper Tef Poe has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work with RFT Music in this year's round of awards. The NAJB, which is celebrating its 40th year, was founded by a group of 44 men and women in December of 1972, and is based in Washington, D.C. Tef P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists in Ferguson

    At the end of another dangerous night in Ferguson, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson offered an emotional plea to the media on Monday: Please stop putting officers in danger and glamorizing violent agitators in your quest for Internet virality. Johnson seemed near tears as he illust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Missouri Gov. Nixon Finalist for Golden Padlock Award for Excellence in Government Secrecy

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is great at keeping secrets. Maybe too good. Last year, after the state was forced to find a new source for its execution drug pentobarbital, he declared the identity of the execution drug supplier a state secret, alarming journalists and citizens alike who say this is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Kirkwood High School Newspaper Reacts to Lockdown, Compares KSDK to Kanye West

    Ian Madden calls KSDK-TV (Channel 5) rude, intrusive and unprofessional after the station prompted a 40 minute lockdown during an investigation into school security. "Maybe next time KSDK decides to cover something this important, they'll ensure the people the story impacts aren't too offended to l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Tweet and Delete: How KPLR's Melanie Moon Got Facts Wrong on Ryan Ferguson's Release

    A Twitter conversation about the ethics of reporters hugging their sources went off the tracks Wednesday when KPLR (Channel 11) anchor Melanie Moon joined in to advocate for a recently freed prisoner based on factually inaccurate information. Moon, known for investing herself emotionally (and publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Marina Shifrin, Mizzou Journalism Grad, Quits Thankless Job Via Viral Dance Video

    About eighteen months ago Marina Shifrin packed up and moved from New York City to Taiwan to work for Next Media Animation, a company that produces intentionally bizarre CGI animations to go with off-color news reports. The results often go viral, like NMA's portrayal of Tiger Woods' falling out wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Mizzou Journalism Program Not Allowed to Use Drones, Feds Say

    The Federal Aviation Administration has put the kibosh on the Missouri School of Journalism's groundbreaking drone program. "Based on your university website, you are currently operating a UAS (unmanned aircraft system) without proper authorization," reads the letter sent to Scott Pham, founder an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Want Local Fresh Produce? There's an App for That

    Mizzou faculty and students have developed a smartphone app to help Missourians find local, in-season fruits and vegetables. The app, called Seasonal and Simple, is based off the print version already put out by MU Extension. A digital version will obviously help when you're actually out looking for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    RFT Announces New Editor, Staff Hires

    Some internal news we'd like to share this afternoon: Chad Garrison, RFT's current managing editor, will be stepping up as editor-in-chief this fall when Tom Finkel moves on to edit the Village Voice, our sister paper in New York City. Finkel announced the news to staff today. "I've had the gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Edward Snowden Is Using the "Rihanna Plane" Method to Evade the Press

    As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the U.S. government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Brad Pitt Regrets Dropping Out of Mizzou

    Brad Pitt wishes he did not drop out of the University of Missouri. Why? Because who would do such a foolish thing? What kind of guy would just give up on academics? Pitt, who grew up in Springfield -- where his parents still live -- opens up about his loneliness and his unfinished academic caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Larry Conners Out At KMOV-TV, President Cites Importance of "Journalistic Standards"

    Update below: Larry Conners is out at KMOV-TV (Channel 4). So says Mark Pimentel, KMOV's president and general manager, in an announcement on the station's website published this afternoon. The news comes just one week after Conners made controversial comments on his Facebook page speculating whet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Restaurant Critic Evan Benn to Depart Post-Dispatch in April

    Post-Dispatch restaurant critic Evan Benn has submitted his resignation to the paper. Benn will move to Miami, where his wife, Teri, a physician, has taken a new position. Benn will return to the Miami Herald, where he worked before moving to St. Louis in 2009. Benn's time at the Post-Dispatch has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Queens of the Drone Age: Mizzou Journalism Program Will Soon Have Its Own Drone

    A team of tech wizards and journalists at the University of Missouri-Columbia are about to begin work on cutting-edge technology that's rapidly advancing into the world of journalism: Drones. Not the kind that drop bombs -- that kind that can be flown to areas where news is breaking and can be film ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2012
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    September 11, 2012

    Mizzou Journalism Grads Can Expect Lowest Starting Salary Compared to Their Peers

    It's a well-known fact that the University of Missouri-Columbia has one of the finest undergraduate journalism programs in the country. That's news you, apparently, can't take to the bank. A new survey of Mizzou grads from the classes of 2010 and 2011 show that j-school grads are taking home the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Mizzou J-School Leader's Testimony Could Hurt Apple in Huge Lawsuit Against Samsung

    In what Wired magazine is calling "the patent case of the century," Apple is suing Samsung for "slavishly" copying Apple's tech and design as seen in -- among other things -- the iPad. Apple believes Samsung is trampling on its patent rights. The local-ish connection is this:   Earlier this wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Former P-D Editor Arnie Robbins Lands New Gig

    It's been about five weeks since Arnie Robbins announced he was stepping down from his job as editor of the Post-Dispatch. This afternoon, the American Society of News Editors (which goes by the unfortunate acronym ASNE) announced that Robbins would be taking over as its executive director. Conveni ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Literally, "See You in Court!"

    It won't exactly be Law & Order, but Illinois' courtroom dramas could soon be coming to a living room near you. In an announcement titled "Extended Media Coverage In the Circuit Courts of Illinois on an Experimental Basis," the Illinois Supreme Court yesterday ordered that video and still cameras ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    "Dr. Mom" on Donnybrook? Seriously, Charlie?

    A journalists' round-table gets a special guest.​Update: OMG! Alert readers are now telling me that Dr. Erin Shannon-McGowan is the daughter of Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon, who happens to be a KMOX colleague with Brennan. No wonder Brennan didn't return my inquiries asking him to explain ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    RFT Wins Big in Journalism Contests

    Tom Carlson was honored for his work on "Gay Divorcees," along with two other RFT covers.​Art Director Tom Carlson and staff writer Aimee Levitt are big winners in two recent journalism contests.Carlson won first place for cover design in the large newspaper category at the contest sponsored by th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Free Energy

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  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Wash. U. Grad Is Joe Biden's New Mouthpiece

    If Joe Biden makes the papers again for something silly, we're blaming Wash. U.​The next time Joe Biden suggests President Obama is surprisingly "bright and clean and articulate," or plagiarizes someone else's life story for a sob-story speech, or suggests "jobs" is a three-letter word, it's going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Annie Zaleski on music writing, DJing and, of course, REM

    Jon Scorfina​Two weeks ago, former Riverfront Times music editor Annie Zaleski announced she was leaving her position to work for Alternative Press in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. We caught up with the writer at her Richmond Heights apartment as she was preparing for her move back to Cleve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Former Post-Dispatch Editor Was Nat'l Enquirer Source for John Edwards Affair

    We now know who's behind John Edwards' implosion.​For all of you scandal-mongers who followed John Edwards' affair and complete-and-utter fall from grace with baited breath, boy, have we got a doozy for you.It turns out the unnamed source close to Edwards' paramour Rielle Hunter who tipped off the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    St. Louis Beacon Notches More Grants, Plans for "Sustainability"

    Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founder and editor of the St. Louis Beacon​The other online-only news venture featuring former writers from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has folded. Even the P-D itself is downsizing -- eliminating a Saturday newsstand edition in its entirety.But almost three years after it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Profits Up at Post-Dispatch Parent Company Even As Ad Sales Fall

    Online revenue is growing for the Post-Dispatch's parent company -- but not nearly fast enough to replace the print advertisers being lost.Profits up; revenue down -- that generally means fewer journalists.​That's the latest news from Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa. The St. Louis Post-D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Health Benefits of Celebrity Journalism

    image viaThere's so much we can learn from Us Weekly!​Fabulous news, celebrity magazine addicts: All those hours you've spent lolling around on the couch with bags of Chee-tohs and the latest copies of Us Weekly, In Touch and Life & Style aren't totally bad for you after all! It turns out that ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2010
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    August 17, 2010

    R.I.P. James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Lion, Mizzou Grad, Defender of Segregation

    James J. Kilpatrick​Our nation's major papers are all noting the passing of 89-year-old James J. Kilpatrick, a conservative T.V. and print commentator who also happened to have a degree from Missouri School of Journalism. He was well-known for providing an intellectual defense of segregation after ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2010
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    November 5, 2009

    Holly Golightly, John Mayer Announce St. Louis Shows

    British garage-rock queen-bee Holly Golightly is returning to St. Louis for the first time since August 2005 at the Firebird on Tuesday, December 1. Details forthcoming. Also, John Mayer has announced a show with Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Scottrade Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Ticke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Mizzou to J-School Class of 2013: Be Prepared, Buy an iPhone!

    Let nobody say the administration of University of Missouri School of Journalism is out of touch with its students. These profs understand that lectures, the scourge of college students since the Middle Ages, are so, like, boring. Especially when they're at the ungodly hour of nine a.m.So, starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Study Finds Traditional Media Trumps Blogs, Citizen Journalism When It Comes to News

    That's the argument a team of researchers at University of Missouri School of Journalism put forth in a new study published in the annual State of the News Media. The study found that Web sites of legacy media (newspapers, radio, television) have nearly double the news content of so-called "citizen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    No Longer Reporting Live: John Mills @ KMOV

    UPDATE: KMOV reporter Robert Townsend has also been laid off. His biography page on the KMOV Web site has  been removed.Got word that Channel 4 (KMOV-TV) let go of its senior reporter John Mills today. Unclear right now if anybody else got shown the door. Mills was a breaking-news, general-assi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    R.I.P. Clay Felker...Take a Bow, Webster Groves!

    In reading today's New York Times obit on the death of the one of journalism's titanic figures, Unreal was happily stunned to learn that Clay Felker was born and raised in Webster Groves. Yes, the legendary editor of New York magazine, who showcased to the nation in the late 1960s the novelistic ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    Floyd Irons: The MSHSAA Interview Transcripts, Part 1

    At the bottom of this post you can download two pdf documents that contain chunks of the transcript of former Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons' November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). This portion of the intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Floyd Irons: The MSHSAA Interview Transcripts, Part 1

    At the bottom of this post you can download two pdf documents that contain chunks of the transcript of former Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons' November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). This portion of the intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Basketball by the Book: Floyd Irons Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Readers of Riverfront Times who happened upon David Hunn's story about disgraced Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch may have noticed something missing. Headlined "Inquiry into player eligibility leaves Vashon's titles at stake," Hunn's story outlined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Basketball by the Book: Floyd Irons Déjà Vu All Over Again

    Readers of Riverfront Times who happened upon David Hunn's story about disgraced Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch may have noticed something missing. Headlined "Inquiry into player eligibility leaves Vashon's titles at stake," Hunn's story outlined ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Missouri Puts the F in F.O.I.

    Anyone who has ever filed a Sunshine request for public records in the state of Missouri will attest that the process isn’t exactly user friendly. Want a police report in which a suspect was arrested but not charged? Not a chance. Need records detailing which establishments in the city have had th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Ellen Soeteber Sighting

    Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Ellen Soeteber has been named the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Flight of the phoenix: Ellen Soeteber resurfaces in Sun Devil land A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Won More Time!

    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the recipients of its 2007 Salute to Excellence Awards at its convention earlier this month in Las Vegas. Competing against other newspapers nationwide with circulations of less than 150,000, Riverfront Times received first-place awards ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Two More Post Memos We Forgot to Post

    You know the drill: After the jump... (Yeah, they're a little ripe, but you should see my Inbox.) -Tom Finkel

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    January 5, 2007

    Former P-D editor Dies in Car Crash

    www.unr.edu The Post-Dispatch Web site doesn't seem to have posted this info yet, but according to a story in the Reno Gazette-Journal, former Post editor Cole Campbell died in a single-car accident earlier today in Reno, when he rolled his 1999 Honda SUV on icy pavement. Since July 2004 Campbel ... More >>

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