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 >>
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 >>
Scenario: You're one of those dinosaurs who still subscribes to the print edition of the Post-Dispatch, and for the third time this week, today you picked the paper off the front lawn to notice something strange. For a paper that seems to be constantly getting slimmer and slimmer, the Post-Dispatch ... More >>
Somehow this image of the Post-Dispatch seems to work the best for this post.Lee Enterprises laid off two researchers and an editor from the Post-Dispatch newsroom today. The firings are the first time the newsroom has suffered layoffs since the Iowa-based Lee acquired the paper in 2005. Last mon ... More >>
Paper cuts: Hard to stop the bleeding.Lee Enterprises is mailing out buyout offers this week to its roughly 150 employees in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom. The Iowa-based parent company of the St. Louis daily has seen its depressed stock price dip impossibly lower this summer and hopes to ... 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 >>
Kase WickmanAnthony M. Streekfuss, known to most simply as Tony, is a jack of all trades: He acts as an early morning security lookout for businesses in St. Louis' Central West End, gossips with the locals, and spoils passing canines with the dog treats he has on his person at all times. As owner ... More >>
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 >>
Like virtually every media outlet in the country, the Associated Press has succumbed to hard economic times. As U.S. newspapers grapple with dwindling circulation, a loss of readership to free online media and a precipitous drop in print advertising, the AP last year im ... More >>
Tim Noce: No tiger, but a taleUniversity of Missouri student body president Tim Noce says he no longer wants a live tiger at Mizzou home football games. Noce first broached the subject of having a live tiger mascot last month in a few articles that appeared in Columbia newspapers. By last week, t ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsCirculation, 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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsThe old guard of gossip columnists resurfaces. Kinda makes you wonder if the telegraph will come back again, too.First, Gossip-Monger Par Excellence Jerry Berger came out of retirement to pee on the party shoes of his successor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch scribe Deb Peterson ... More >>
Pam Maples, managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, announced late Friday that she'll be punching the clock at 900 North Tucker Boulevard for the last time on August 18 -- a big surprise to the newsroom's rank-and-file, according to folks who spoke to The Daily RFT.Executive editor Arnie Rob ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/iboy_danielDetails are beginning to emerge from the meeting we told you about last month involving some of the nation's biggest newspaper publishers -- including Lee Enterprises owner of the Post-Dispatch. Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the newspaper honchos ... More >>
Late last week Lee Enterprises informed all the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's non-union editors and managers that they are required to take a *second* week-long furlough in 2009. According to the memo circulated, the furlough days must be taken between June and September 27. This time, pay will be reduc ... More >>
Photo: Nick LucchesiBrown had a message for management yesterday: "Be careful."St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor Arnie Robbins told me this morning that ex-columnist Sylvester Brown was shown the door over "one issue only: a violation of our ethics policy."Brown, who was one of few African Americans in ... More >>
kemperartmuseum.wustl.eduThe Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University brought out "one of the most important objects" in its collection yesterday and it will be on display only until this Monday, March 23. The piece (pictured above) is "Bottle of Suze" by Picasso, from 1912. Accordi ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/avlxyzMore journalists kicked to curb.Print media took another hit today when McClatchy Co. announced it would trim 15 percent of its workforce -- or 1,600 jobs -- from its news outlets across the country. The company owns dozens of papers, including the Kansas City Star and Bellev ... More >>
An internal memo circulated yesterday to St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees indicates that some of the staffers who were laid off could get their jobs back if others resign or retire by January 21.The Post offered a similar deal when it let go of people last fall, and reporters Christine Byers and Pa ... More >>
A reader tipped me off to this news: Four Seasons, the Vietnamese restaurant at 3348 South Grand Boulevard, has closed. The windows are covered with newspapers, and the phone has been disconnected.- Ian Froeb
On the eve of Election Day two weeks ago, some online readers of the Post-Dispatch opened their inboxes to find an intriguing note from the local daily: an e-mail touting Proposition A, the controversial gambling ballot initiative that aimed to do away with the $500 loss limits enforced at the state ... More >>
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Is the P-D the "red-headed stepchild" of the Lee empire?
Some say Pulitzer Inc.'s sale to Lee Enterprises blew in quicker than a shotgun wedding. Others saw it coming a mile away.
Banished from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a decade ago, Joseph Pulitzer IV lives in self-imposed exile in Wyoming. What went wrong?
Did the Post-Dispatch try to buy itself?
Daniel P. Finney's blog sealed his fate with the Post-Dispatch. What now?
A Post reporter is suspended for extracurricular Internet activities
O.J. is coming to the STL (shh!); plus the inside scoop on the Post-Dispatch's labor woes, a chat with Cedric's manager and the reason why you won't hear "Dude Looks Like a Lady" at JJ's
Labor troubles and amazing changing headlines at the P-D; plus the updates you've come to know and love -- and the opportunity to belt out some Gephardtian Christmas carols
Posties want a raise -- a big one
David Clohessy and Laura Barrett
Labor loss and the prospect of restricted coverage at the Suburban Journals
A chasm gapes between the Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals -- even though they're both Pulitzer holdings
A new editor reorganizes and sends the ghost of Cole Campbell packing
Editor Cole Campbell has left in his dinghy, and the mutineers at the Post-Dispatch are jubilant. Now, the flagship is listing and the crew has no idea where it's headed.
That Bob Costas guy really gets around
Take Five lives up to its name, garnering five awards in the Excellence in Journalism competition put on by the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists