News Hole

A chasm gapes between the Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals -- even though they're both Pulitzer holdings

Joe Harris and Julie Kelemen
Joe Harris and Julie Kelemen

Meanwhile, Cole will climb those same marble steps to the aldermanic chambers as Schlinkmann, sit at the same press table, cover the same meetings, try to elicit pithy quotes from the same politicians and file more stories than her counterpart does. When Schlinkmann gets his paycheck, there will be a deduction for union dues, but when Cole gets hers, there will be no such deduction -- at least not for a while. She'll continue wondering when she will be paid like a professional.

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