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Mary Junck

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    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Warren Buffett Now Owns More Lee Enterprises Stock

    Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffett's conglomerate, revealed in SEC filings Tuesday that the company has increased its stake in Lee Enterprises to the tune of 3.23 million shares. That just about doubles the amount of Lee stock Berkshire Hathaway owns, which it first acquired when Buffett ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    "Mary Junck" Takes to Twitter to Defend Bonuses and Threaten Employees

    [UPDATE: Moments after this post went live, the MaryJunckFake account was suspended by Twitter. Spoilsports.]Well, that didn't take long. After Friday's purge at the Post-Dispatch, someone took to Twitter on Saturday to give voice to Mary Junck's inner Marie Antoinette. MaryJunckFake has thus far ex ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    UPDATE 5: More Layoffs at the Post-Dispatch; Don't Worry, Mary Junck and Her Bonuses Are Fine

    [UPDATE 5: Latest news out of 900 North Tucker is that 23 people have been laid off at the Post-Dispatch today, 13 in the newsroom and 10 more in advertising. Absolutely brutal news for our daily paper, and for the St. Louis community today.][UPDATE 4: The current tally, according to social media dy ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Layoffs Include Photographer Johnny Andrews, Creator of the LISTEN Series

    It's a truly bad day for St. Louis journalism -- the Post-Dispatch has laid off 23 employees, including editors Judith Evans, Steve Parker, Daivd Sheets and Tim Bross, three reporters, a web editor and the editorial cartoonist. This comes one day after Mary Junck, CEO of the paper's owner Lee Enterp ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Sad Coda for Today's Post-Dispatch News

    As you may have heard, the Post-Dispatch laid off 23 employees today. The company announced the development eventually, in this unbylined story. Is it unbylined because no one wanted to write it, or because there was no one left to write it, edit it and produce an image to accompany it? Lee Enterpri ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Mary Junck, Stackin' Up that Paper

    Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of company stock. That stock was worth $1.31 per share at the close of business on the date the paperwork was filed, but Junck paid nothing for it.Junck received the stock as a "Grant by the Issuer's independent Executiv ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Lee Enterprises Lost More Money in 3rd Quarter. Oh, and Paywalls Are Coming to "Nearly All Markets"

    Lee Enterprises announced a third-quarter loss of only $1.5 million, which is down quite a bit from the losses of $155 million in the same quarter of the previous year. Successfully pushing that decimal point two places to the left means that shares only lost three cents of their value in the third ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Lays Off Six People Today

    [UPDATE: United Media Guild tweets the number is now at six. Four copy editors, one photographer and one manager laid off. Erica Smith emailed to correct that one copy editor was part-time, the other was a full-time employee. The following post has been slightly tweaked to reflect that.]Twitter swee ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Lee Enterprises Defers Pension Payments to Employees

    Post-Dispatch employees enrolled in the Pulitzer pension plan received letters this weekend notifying them that Lee Enterprises chose to exercise an election that allowed the company to defer paying into the plan for all of 2011. So Lee deferred making payments to employee pensions for 2011, but gav ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Lee Enterprises Lost $26.6 Million Last Fiscal Quarter

    Lee Enterprises announced a loss of $26.6 million for the second fiscal quarter ending March 25, for a loss of 54 cents per common share of stock. That's down quite a bit from the 3 cent loss per share in the same quarter for 2011, but the difference between the two years is that this year Lee paid ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    P-D Employees Protest CEO's Half-Million Dollar Bonus

    Many of you shared our outrage a few weeks ago when we reported that Lee Enterprises, parent company of the Post-Dispatch, gave its CEO Mary Junck a $500,000 bonus for successfully guiding the corporation out of bankruptcy. CFO Carl Schmidt made out pretty well, too: He got $250,000. The P-D employ ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Warren Buffett Buys Lee Enterprise Debt, Now Owns 4% of the Company

    Matt Wirz of the Wall Street Journal reports that famed investor Warren Buffett, "the Oracle of Omaha," has purchased $85 million of Lee Enterprise's debt through his Berkshire Hathaway investment company. The purchase translates to a four percent ownership of the company,  which itself owns th ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Lee Enterprises Files for Bankruptcy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    P-D Parent Company, Lee, Tightening Its Belt After Rough Week

    A bad day for Lee Enterprises could become a bad day for the P-D.​Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based company that owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Arizona Daily Star and a host of smaller newspapers, has issued a press release that explains a bit about that very bad day the company had earlier t ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Post-Dispatch Parent Made Bank (Sorta) This Last Quarter

    Wikimedia Commons​Circulation, print advertising and online ads this past quarter all declined (again) on the books of Lee Enterprises, the corporate parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But so did the costs of compensation, newsprint and ink. Which is good news for Iowa-based Lee.&nbs ... More >>

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    December 28, 2005

    Unreal News Challenge 2005!

    Time again to take the year-end quiz

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    March 9, 2005

    Pulitzer's Gain

    Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.

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    February 9, 2005

    Tough Love

    Out with the Pulitzer Prize, in with the Lee EnterPrize! Plus: Unreal learns a thing or two about loveless marriages, sexually deviant robots and a man who gets lots of our money

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