The opening of the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge in downtown St. Louis marks an important milestone in the history of the mighty bridges that cross the Mississippi River in the City of St. Louis. Almost a half century has passed since the last bridge, the Poplar Street Bridge, opened in 1967. But the ... More >>
Juncked: Lee files for Chapter 11 refinancing.It's been speculated for months. And today it finally happened. Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based publisher that took on a massive amount of debt in 2005 to purchase the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has filed for bankruptcy. Below is a letter that Lee ... More >>
courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>
Online revenue is growing for the Post-Dispatch's parent company -- but not nearly fast enough to replace the print advertisers being lost.Profits up; revenue down -- that generally means fewer journalists.That's the latest news from Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa. The St. Louis Post-D ... More >>
Even Queen Oprah must bow down to the overpowering literary force that is Freedom. Although she doesn't plan to reveal her new book club selection till tomorrow's show, the Associated Press reports that the Queen of Talk, like everyone else (except the Washington Post's Ron Charles) thinks Jo ... More >>
A chef finds toads outside a Davenport, Iowa, restaurant. He's videotaped licking and kissing said frogs. Said video ends up online. Can't imagine how this will end... I don't know what the big deal is. Back when I lived in Iowa, this sort of crap went on all the time. WQAD, via Eater.
This just in: Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a host of other newspapers, lost another 4.9 percent in ad revenue this quarter.That's not, of course, a headline you'll see in the Post-Dispatch. In its brief report on page A11, the paper reports the latest quarter's fi ... More >>
This is from a Lee Enterprises watchdog blog called Lee Watch: Lee suspends 401(k) contributions The letter from Mary Junck: October 31, 2008 Dear Lee Employee: Like many other businesses and media companies, Lee has been battered by the unprecedented economic turmoil and credit crisis. Consu ... More >>
Lee Enterprises, the company that owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, awarded its own today in Davenport, Iowa. About the Post, a press release states:
Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Ellen Soeteber has been named the Edith Kinney Gaylord Visiting Professor in Journalism Ethics at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Flight of the phoenix: Ellen Soeteber resurfaces in Sun Devil land A ... More >>
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