St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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    October 6, 2014

    Post-Dispatch Subscribers Targeted by Scam, "Renew Now for Only $489!"

    As if daily newspapers don't face enough challenges these days. Now there's this. Last week homes throughout the St. Louis area began receiving subscription-renewal notices for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The only problem? The invoices (asking subscribers to make two payments in two months totali ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Court Discloses Info on Michael Brown's Juvenile Records; Some Still Dissatisfied

    The St. Louis County Circuit Court confirmed that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, had no major felony convictions or charges as a juvenile. The revelation comes after professional media organizations, including and the St. Louis Post-Disp ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    County Executive Dooley Says St. Louis Post-Dispatch Political Cartoon of Him is Racist

    St. Louis almost got through the primary election for county executive without any huge accusations of racism. Almost. With only a week to go, it's still hard to know whom voters will support on Election Day. Can County Executive Charlie Dooley mobilize the base that's supported him for a decade an ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Cornell McKay Conviction Upheld By Judge; Post-Dispatch Reporter Compelled to Testify

    Thursday morning's hearing in Judge Robin Vannoy's courtroom was, in a word, dramatic. Cornell McKay is facing ten to 30 years for an August 10, 2012 armed robbery. His lawyers argue that evidence collected in the robbery investigation clearly points to a different man, Keith Esters, currently se ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Gay Couple Claims Post-Dispatch Rejects Engagement Announcement

    Update below: A gay couple that recently got engaged says that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is intentionally rejecting their engagement announcement that they want to run in print, because they have some sort of unwritten policy against same-sex couples. The accusation of the duo Kurt Lee and Kyle Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Report: Pappy's Smokehouse Partners Embroiled in Lawsuit

    A lawsuit has divided the partners behind one of St. Louis' best known and most successful restaurants, the Midtown barbecue joint Pappy's Smokehouse (3106 Olive Street; 314-535-4340). Joe Holleman of the Post-Dispatch broke the news of the lawsuit pitting Michael Wegmann against Mike Emerson (who i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Quietly Hikes Newsstand Price

    The price of the Monday through Saturday Post-Dispatch increased 50 percent last week from $1.00 to $1.50. The Sunday paper also jumped 50 cents to $2.50.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    [VIDEO] Bill O'Reilly: "These St. Louis Post-Dispatch People are Dumb and Corrupt."

    In an editorial last Wednesday, the Post-Dispatch lamented public distrust of the media (which is now at a record high, according to Gallup). The daily suggested that both conservative and liberal cable-news hotheads may or may not be totally to blame, but surely don't help the situation. So what do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Joe Bonwich Files Final Restaurant Review for Post-Dispatch

    Post-Dispatch restaurant critic Joe Bonwich published his final review today, reaffirming downtown institution Tony's (410 Market Street; 314-231-7007) as a "perfect" dining experience and awarding it four stars out of a possible four. Bonwich will continue to work on the Post-Dispatch's "Let's Eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Refreshes Year-Old RFT Story on Plastic Surgeon, Boobs

    RFT related content: Plastic Surgeon Posted Nude Pics Online, Patients Claim in Lawsuits w/UPDATEJane Doe Lawyer: Nude Boob Pics Are Still Online We weren't going to say anything, but our Google Alerts just won't let it go. We keep getting bombarded by notifications about Monday's front-page articl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Post-Dispatch Gets $268,000 Paycheck Courtesy of Missouri Treasurer's Media Buy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Post-Dispatch Subject of New Lawsuit

    Retirees of the cash-strapped Post-Dispatch say they were misled about health benefits​A dozen former employees of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are suing the local daily for fraudulent inducement and negligent misrepresentation, claiming that the paper's top brass pulled out of a 2007 agreement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Another Reason To Remember 11/11/11

    courtesy St. Louis Post-DispatchNovember 11, 1911, as depicted by a Post-Dispatch cartoonist.​Yes, friends, it is that mystical day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year of the century. (Technically, only the tenth, but whatever.) Several among you took to the Twitters t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Poll: Are Missouri's Uneducated Lawmakers Good or Bad for State Government?

    Are you smarter than a Missouri legislator?​Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education came out with a report comparing the education levels of state lawmakers around the nation. To my knowledge, just two St. Louis news outlets reported on the study: Riverfront Times and the Post-Dispatch. But lo ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday Circulation Plummets

    The latest circulation numbers aren't miraculous at all.​Across the country, the rate of decline at America's largest newspapers has begun to slow. For the last six months, they averaged a drop of 4.99 percent Monday through Friday, and 4.46 percent on Sunday, according to a report just out today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Now a Six-Day-a-Week Paper on Newsstands

    Saturday fades away​If you're looking to pick up tomorrow's Saturday edition of the Post-Dispatch at area stores and newsstands, fuhgeddaboutit. The paper announced this week that, effective tomorrow, the Saturday paper will no longer be for sale at retailers on a single-copy basis. Instead, the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Old Habits Die Hard: Local Online Paper Confuses Its Name

    Someone alert the attorneys at the Post-Dispatch! I smells a lawsuit. From this morning's St. Louis Beacon...​As regular RFT readers may recall, the Beacon  -- comprised almost entirely of former Post-Dispatch employees -- originally planned on calling itself the St. Louis Platform. Then, a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Planet's Daily News Kiosk's School of Journalism, In Survey Results

    Kase WickmanLast week, we told you about the financial woes of the Central West End's beloved Planet's Daily News Kiosk (which, judging by a quick drive past this morning, appears to be selling papers again, as of today!). ​Since then, we've heard from several customers who say that Tony and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    City Tries to Balance Budget by Cutting Jobs

    In an attempt to alleviate a $46 million shortfall in the city's budget, the Civil Service Commission yesterday decided to cut employee benefits, increase furlough days and, most drastically, lay off workers, including two dozen firefighters. Firefighters, needless to say, is not pleased with this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Laser Pointer Shot at Helicopter Leads to Arrest, Questions

    Laser pointers: Not just for freaking out your cats.​The Post-Dispatch has an interesting article today about a 21-year-old man arrested Tuesday night for shooting a laser pointer at a St. Louis County Police helicopter. According to the paper, the man was sitting in a parked vehicle around 9:30 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Carolyn Tuft Leaving Post-Dispatch; Investigative Reporter Had Successful, Rocky Run

    Photo: Jennifer SilverbergTuft outside the Post-Dispatch in 2006.​Veteran reporter Carolyn Tuft is stepping down from the Post-Dispatch.Daily RFT first got wind of Tuft's departure earlier this week. We've been unable to get in touch with Tuft, but today Post-Dispatch editor Arnie Robbins responde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Employees May Pony Up $500,000 To Sully Lee Enterprises

    Wikimedia Commons​Negotiations between the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's corporate parent and the local union that represents the paper's staff have so deteriorated that union officials have agreed to free up $500,000 in union assets for tarring and feathering. The St. Louis Newspaper Guild is n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009 Peddles Pussy with "Swimsuit Gallery"; Just Don't Call it That!

    It's easy to accuse the editors of the Post-Dispatch's website of being a bit prudish, especially after last month's episode when editor Kurt Greenbaum cost a reader his job for posting the word "pussy" to the paper's website.But to think of the stltoday's editors as overtly puritan wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    The Big Bloody: Newspaper Delivery Man Shot/Robbed in Dogtown; Another Two Shootings Last Night Produce One Homicide

    'Twas a busy night and early morning of murder and mayhem in St. Louis over the past 14 hours. The most recent incident occurred around 5 a.m. this morning when a Post-Dispatch delivery man parked his van in the 1300 block of Kraft in Dogtown. View Larger MapAs the delivery driver was loading p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    St. Louis Zoo Replaces Dead Polar Bears with Electronic Proxies

    Okay, so the story in today's business section of the Post-Dispatch is mostly about how a company that sells holiday decorations is opening an office in downtown St. Louis. (Yes, exciting!)But the real news is the photo (below) that accompanied the story.Post-Dispatch, Section B1, 11/13/2009​If yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Burglars Beware: That Home You're Casing Could Be a "Bait House"

    ​The Post-Dispatch is out with an interesting article about how St. Louis County Police plan to use "bait houses" to catch burglars. The idea was borne from the popularity and success of bait cars -- vehicles rigged to kill the engine and lock the doors and windows when stolen by car thieves. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Thoughts on St. Louis School's Soft Opening

    ​Reading this morning's Post-Dispatch article on the St. Louis Public School District, I was left with two thoughts concerning yesterday's first day of classes. The first impression was that once again attendance on opening day was pathetic. As the daily notes, 20 percent of the 25,000 students en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Yet Another Round of Layoffs at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom last night lost another four people: three news researchers (who compile material for reporters) and a photo assistant.Executive editor Arnie Robbins announced the cuts in a memo to staff this morning, saying, "We left a handful of positions unfilled over the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Go Ahead, Pee In the Shower: It's Not Bad for You (and It's Good for the Earth!)

    Yes it's true. Peeing in the shower is NOT unhygienic, according to this piece in the Post-Dispatch. Plus, it would apparently conserve hundreds of gallons of year per household. Why, there's a little TV spot running right now in Brazil that advocates shower-peeing for everyone - aliens and basketba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Post-Dispatch Recognizes "Local Alternative Newspaper" by Name

    The copy editors at the Post-Dispatch must have been sleeping Tuesday night. How else to explain the words "Riverfront Times" sneaking into Wednesday morning's paper?But there it was on page B4 of an article (excerpted below) on Valley Park and a feud between its ex- and current mayor.  ​ As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Majority of Readers Vote To Drop Comments From Website tshirtsLast week editors at the Post-Dispatch asked readers to take a poll weighing in on the voluminous number of comments often appended to articles on its website. The poll, which followed an incident in which a commenter allegedly made a vulgar remark on the site (wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Post-Dispatch to MLB: Can We Have the All-Star Game in St. Louis Every Year? Please!!

    An All-Star Game cover of the Post-Dispatch now for sale on for $19.95.The All-Star Game was very kind to the hometown daily. The media-focused magazine Editor & Publisher yesterday reported that the Post-Dispatch increased its press run by 20,000 copies today and yesterday based on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    More Furloughs & Pay Cuts at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Suburban Journals Laying Off Today?

    An anonymous tipster tells me (briefly) that Lee Enterprises'/St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Suburban Journals is laying off its "creative department" today. (By my tally, the last pink-slipping, of 45 employees, occurred last fall.) Supposedly the creative jobs are being "outsourced." Not sure how many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    And the Most Asinine Comment on the Post-Dispatch's Pi Article Is...

    By a landslide, the winner is "mednek," whose comment on the Post-Dispatch article about Pi cooking pizza at the White House managed the trifecta of being racist, inaccurate and off-topic. The nature of the winning comment seems especially appropriate given the national attention that Post-Dispatch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Inside the Post-Dispatch: The View From AJR

    American Journalism Review just published a piece about newspaper accuracy where layoffs-meet-the-Internet, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the main character in the 3,530-word article.Only hard-core media wonks will appreciate all three-thousand of those words, so I've taken the liberty of posti ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Post-Dispatch Plans To Pump Up The Pep!

    This just in!The Post-Dispatch is launching a marketing blitz today entitled, "Turn Up The Moxie!"Can you feel the excitement already?!An e-mail from publisher Kevin Mowbray sent yesterday afternoon to all of the paper's employees explains the facts behind the campaign! Read it after the jump!

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Monday, March 9; Morning's Newz

    The Post-Dispatch reports that the gunman who killed the Rev. Fred Winters during a church service yesterday in Maryville suffers from a mental illness brought on by Lyme disease. The suspect, Terry Joe Sedlacek, was the subject of an August 2008 article in the Post-Dispatch that documented how a ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    If It Feeds, It Leads: Fat People, Denny's and a Post-Dispatch Conspiracy

    This little item may not have merited a story until now. Here's the background: Yesterday I get a message from someone curious about an article on the Post-Dispatch's Web site, For three weeks the article about a free breakfast giveaway at Denny's has remained the "most popular" story ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    FoodWire: Schnucks to Begin Work on Downtown Store

    The Post-Dispatch had an article today noting that Schnucks will begin construction of its much anticipated downtown location at 315 North Ninth Street. A few key notes from the story: The planning process -- not the tough economy -- delayed construction of the downtown location, said Lori Willis, a ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Post-Dispatch Transitions from 'Inauguration Day' to Payday

    After blanketing its pages with inauguration coverage for the past week and sending its very own reporters to Washington D.C., the Post-Dispatch is ready to cash in. Hey, if dildo makers can get rich off Obama, why not the newspaper? To wit, the following offers made their way into my e-mail today. ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Post-Dispatch Plays the Race Card. Question Is: Will it Pay?

    Was I the only one scratching his head after reading yesterday's front-page story advertisement in the Post-Dispatch announcing the paper's new blog on race? Has the daily fired so many of its reporters that an announcement of a blog now constitutes front-page news? Or is that the Post-Dispatch sees ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Gets Political With Its Online Advertising

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Why Oh Why Don't They Call it "The Lee EnterPrizes"?

    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:

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    September 24, 2008

    Who's Watching the Post-Dispatch?

    There's a secret squirrel out there taking potshots at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch via a newish blog, St. Louis Post-Dispatch The squirrel seems to have a thing for the Post's political coverage, with political reporter Jo Mannies taking the heat in more than one entry (here's a post on a ... More >>

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    November 14, 2006
  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Redesign and Conquer

    Unreal spills the beans

  • News

    February 2, 2005

    Burnt Offering

    Did the Post-Dispatch try to buy itself?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Rehab

    The old Post-Dispatch building

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