Post-Dispatch restaurant critic Evan Benn has submitted his resignation to the paper. Benn will move to Miami, where his wife, Teri, a physician, has taken a new position. Benn will return to the Miami Herald, where he worked before moving to St. Louis in 2009.
Benn's time at the Post-Dispatch has ... More >>
A team of tech wizards and journalists at the University of Missouri-Columbia are about to begin work on cutting-edge technology that's rapidly advancing into the world of journalism: Drones.
Not the kind that drop bombs -- that kind that can be flown to areas where news is breaking and can be film ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that the University of Missouri-Columbia has one of the finest undergraduate journalism programs in the country.
That's news you, apparently, can't take to the bank.
A new survey of Mizzou grads from the classes of 2010 and 2011 show that j-school grads are taking home the ... More >>
In what Wired magazine is calling "the patent case of the century," Apple is suing Samsung for "slavishly" copying Apple's tech and design as seen in -- among other things -- the iPad. Apple believes Samsung is trampling on its patent rights. The local-ish connection is this: Earlier this wee ... More >>
It's been about five weeks since Arnie Robbins announced he was stepping down from his job as editor of the Post-Dispatch. This afternoon, the American Society of News Editors (which goes by the unfortunate acronym ASNE) announced that Robbins would be taking over as its executive director.
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So, this summer Six Flags is operating its "Mr. Freeze" roller coaster in reverse. To generate publicity for the ride, the theme park invited media out last week to give it a spin. To make the junket seem less self-serving, Six Flags also invited some kids from Big Brothers, Big Sisters to try out t ... More >>
It won't exactly be Law & Order, but Illinois' courtroom dramas could soon be coming to a living room near you.
In an announcement titled "Extended Media Coverage In the Circuit Courts of Illinois on an Experimental Basis," the Illinois Supreme Court yesterday ordered that video and still cameras ... More >>
A journalists' round-table gets a special guest.Update: OMG! Alert readers are now telling me that Dr. Erin Shannon-McGowan is the daughter of Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon, who happens to be a KMOX colleague with Brennan. No wonder Brennan didn't return my inquiries asking him to explain ho ... More >>
Tom Carlson was honored for his work on "Gay Divorcees," along with two other RFT covers.Art Director Tom Carlson and staff writer Aimee Levitt are big winners in two recent journalism contests.Carlson won first place for cover design in the large newspaper category at the contest sponsored by th ... More >>
If Joe Biden makes the papers again for something silly, we're blaming Wash. U.The next time Joe Biden suggests President Obama is surprisingly "bright and clean and articulate," or plagiarizes someone else's life story for a sob-story speech, or suggests "jobs" is a three-letter word, it's going ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaTwo weeks ago, former Riverfront Times music editor Annie Zaleski announced she was leaving her position to work for Alternative Press in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. We caught up with the writer at her Richmond Heights apartment as she was preparing for her move back to Cleve ... More >>
We now know who's behind John Edwards' implosion.For all of you scandal-mongers who followed John Edwards' affair and complete-and-utter fall from grace with baited breath, boy, have we got a doozy for you.It turns out the unnamed source close to Edwards' paramour Rielle Hunter who tipped off the ... More >>
Margaret Wolf Freivogel, founder and editor of the St. Louis BeaconThe other online-only news venture featuring former writers from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has folded. Even the P-D itself is downsizing -- eliminating a Saturday newsstand edition in its entirety.But almost three years after it ... More >>
Social Media, Version 1.0Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism was in town yesterday to speak at a luncheon for PR professionals. Her topic, "The New News Consumer and the Future of News:
Trends for 2011 and Beyond," also drew a fair numbe ... 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 >>
image viaThere's so much we can learn from Us Weekly!Fabulous news, celebrity magazine addicts: All those hours you've spent lolling around on the couch with bags of Chee-tohs and the latest copies of Us Weekly, In Touch and Life & Style aren't totally bad for you after all! It turns out that ... More >>
James J. KilpatrickOur nation's major papers are all noting the passing of 89-year-old James J. Kilpatrick, a conservative T.V. and print commentator who also happened to have a degree from Missouri School of Journalism. He was well-known for providing an intellectual defense of segregation after ... More >>
British garage-rock queen-bee Holly Golightly is returning to St. Louis for the first time since August 2005 at the Firebird on Tuesday, December 1. Details forthcoming. Also, John Mayer has announced a show with Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Scottrade Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Ticke ... More >>