FIRST SATURDAY PRESENTATION – TRUSTEES FOR THE PUBLIC: 200 YEARS OF MISSOURI NEWSPAPERS
Presented in association with the Missouri Press Association, this 2009 Emmy Award Winning documentary celebrates the rich heritage of Missouri journalists. Two centuries have passed since Joseph Charless, an Irishman, became the first pioneer newspaper publisher in St. Louis. Since his July 12, 1808 issue of the Missouri Gazette, more than 6,000 newspapers have come and gone in the Show-Me State. Joseph Charless, Mark Twain, Eugene Field, Joseph Pulitzer, Ernest Hemingway, Walter Williams… these and others are remembered, along with Missouri Press Association’s role in founding the State Historical Society of Missouri in 1898 and the Missouri School of Journalism in 1908. The screening of this 59-minute documentary will be followed by a Q&A with producer Beth Pike, and Doug Crews and Mark Maassen of the Missouri Press Association.
LOCATION: ARROW ROCK STATE HISTORIC SITE VISITORS CENTER
INFO? Contact Friends of Arrow Rock – 660-837-3231