In 2013, the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper, merged with St. Louis Public Radio. The two news organizations, who had collaborated on projects before the merger, realized the mission of the two organizations were similar and developed a plan to fully combine staff and efforts. St. Louis Public Radio is owned and licensed by the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL).
About Kelsey Proud
Kelsey Proud, former digital innovation editor of St. Louis Public Radio, served as the project leader for the RJI Fellowship. Proud now is the managing editor of digital at WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C.