A special session of the Missouri legislature will get underway this evening with the hopes of bringing thousands of new jobs to the state.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon will ask the GOP-controlled House and Senate to approve up to $150 million in annual tax breaks and economic incentives to lure Boeing into building its new 777X passenger plane in Missouri.
Should a journalist strive most to be fair and objective? Or should his or her primary goal be transparency? Can a content-producer be both an advocate and a journalist? What is the role of the press in the future of democracy and what should its journalistic ethics be?
These are questions news outlets and individual journalists alike must answer as they navigate the future of journalism in the United States, and the topic of discussion during the Second Annual Public Ethics Conference at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Thursday, November 14.
To people who feel powerless in the face of today's political structure, Princeton University religion professor Jeffrey Stout has this advice: organize. He delivers a lecture, "Struggle for a Just Society - Grassroots Democracy in America," as part of the Lee Institute's Speaker Series on Monday, October 28, 2013.
He points to the great social movements of the past two centuries as examples of grassroots organization that affected real change in America - abolitionists, civil rights and women's suffrage.