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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Reinhardt

Join MPC Feb. 12 for an online event.

Upcoming panel to focus on written and spoken words of sensitivity.

Diverse group of office workers gathered around a laptop computer for a meeting.

Missouri Professional Communicators will present its next program, "The Changing Language of Inclusion" via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. Our panel will provide four diverse communications experiences and backgrounds to address the why, how and what of this evolving editorial process, seeking to reflect and respect a culture of inclusion. The discussion will include suggestions for style guides that lead to inclusive language. Meet our panelists:

(Pictured above, left to right: Elza Ibroscheva, Holly Meyer, Donald C. Miller and Kimberly Voss.)

Elza Ibroscheva

The associate provost and professor of mass communications at Southern lllinois University Edwardsville is a prolific scholar who was awarded the SIUE William and Margaret Going Research Professorship Award. Ibroscheva is a native of Bulgaria whose primary research interests address international communications and female politicians and media around the world.

Holly Meyer

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate is religion news editor for The Associated Press’ global religion team. Her stories have been published in USA Today and follow her award-winning journalism career at The Tennessean in Nashville, the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota and Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis.

Donald C. Miller

The adjunct professor and media communications graduate of Webster University, St. Louis, specializes in media literacy. His contributions to the theater scene include writing and directing “Precipice,” a TRUE Community Theatre presentation and staging a local production of the short play, “Strange Bedfellows” by That Uppity Theater Community for “A Festival of Short LGBT Plays.”

Kimberly Voss

Dr. Voss, professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida, focuses her research on historical analysis of women journalists' careers, women's political influence and the definition of women's news in post-World War II years. One of her books, The Food Section (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), was honored with the Award for Service to Food Journalism from the Association of Food Journalists.


To request a link to this free program, please email Missouri Professional Communicators at by Friday, Feb. 11, or text or call (314) 471-3966 with questions. Missouri Professional Communicators appreciates using resources of the St. Louis Artists' Guild to provide this program.

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