Avis Meyer - 2018
Much can be said about Avis Meyer. Most of it is true. For 24 years he worked at the Post-Dispatch as a copy editor and occasional feature and travel writer, for which he won an AP Headline Award and P-D Writing Award. But his biggest journalistic contribution came at Saint Louis University, where he taught journalism-related courses for 42 years, turning out scores of successful journalists. He also served for 42 years as faculty advisor to the student paper “The U. News,” for which he received many awards. Avis was recipient of the Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award and a major scholarship at the university is named in his honor.