Advocacy in Action: Lunch & Learn
August 18, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
August Lunch & Learn: The History of Journalism in St. Louis with STLPR’s Bill Freivogel
When: Thursday, August 18 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT
St. Louis has a rich history of journalism that most of us tend not to think about when we are watching the weather forecast or listening to our favorite radio station. We may be familiar with Joseph Pulitzer, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant who founded the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Pulitzer paved the way for newspapers across the country and used his influence to advocate on behalf of immigrants. But there has to be more, right?
To help us learn about the history of journalism in St. Louis, NCJWSTL is excited to welcome Bill Freivogel, professor in the Southern Illinois University School of Journalism, contributor to St. Louis Public Radio and publisher of the Gateway Journalism Review. Previously, he was director of the Journalism School. Before SIU, Freivogel worked 34 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he was Assistant Washington Bureau Chief and Deputy Editorial Editor.