What We'll Do
Come join ONA St. Louis on Thursday, July 19 for a panel discussion on how journalists can productively cover mental health and practice self-care to preserve their own mental health while working in the field.
What You Can Expect
Per usual, we'll have free pizza, local St. Louis beer, soda, and other non-alcoholic beverages. We'll be ordering again this month from Pizza Head. The event will be held on the upper level of TechArtista, a coworking space located at 4818 Washington Boulevard in the Central West End.
Free street parking is available along both Olive Street and Washington Boulevard, and parking is also available for our members across the street in the church parking lots. Once you arrive, make your way up the center staircase to the common area, where you will be greeted by the group's co-organizers.
Please note: This event starts promptly at 6 p.m., so please arrive on time. If the door is locked when you arrive and no one is downstairs, please call Dana Rieck at[masked]. Someone will come to let you in.
5:15 to 6 p.m.
We typically give people about a half hour to arrive at the venue. Take your time to sign in, grab some food and drink, and mingle.
6 to 6:15 p.m.
At the start of every event, we gather together for a quick icebreaker and update the group on any upcoming events, initiatives in the works, etc.
This month’s event on mental health will feature three speakers: Alyson Thompson of The 4A Project, Art Holliday of KSDK and Chaz Franke from Chestnut Health Systems.
We'll then take questions from attendees for a brief Q&A with our speakers. You can also submit questions in advance to [masked].
For those who have never attended an Online News Association event before, we are part of the world's largest association of digital journalists. Our mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public.
You do not have to be a member to attend one of our meetups. We do ask that you RSVP well in advance, however, to help us better gauge how much food we will need to order.
If you are looking to help us organize one of our monthly events, take on a leadership role with ONA St. Louis, sponsor the group, or ask any questions about the event, please feel free to email us at [masked].