Amy Goodman to speak at First Amendment Celebration

Gateway Journalism Review is hosting another First Amendment Celebration March 29 to raised funds for the publication.  Longtime St. Louis publisher and commentator Ray Hartmann will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!” will be the keynote speaker. That show has been airing in the United States and other countries since 1996. As an independent global news program based in New York it is carried by the Pacifica Radio Network to more than 1,100 public television and radio stations.

Goodman has been a news director, investigative reporter, columnist, broadcast journalist and author. She has a reputation of ferreting out the facts, but also asking: “Who are we not hearing from in the traditional media?”

There will be a social at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the program following. The event will be at the Edward Jones Headquarters  at 12555 Manchester Rd. in Des Peres.

Tickets are $150 per person. Gateway Journalism Review will be offering a special student rate for high school and college level student journalists. Tickets for students are just $100.

In addition to attending the social, dinner and primary speaking event, students will have the opportunity to meet with Goodman in a special session. The student mentoring session will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Edward Jones headquarters.

Tickets can still be ordered here.