Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Emily Pulitzer on Selling the Post-Dispatch: "We Saw The Handwriting On the Wall."

Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Berger's on the P-D beat.
  • Berger's on the P-D beat.
Jerry Berger is out with a mini-profile of the one-and-only Emily Pulitzer, former owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and, by extension, his former boss.

The ol' gossip actually gets Mrs. Pulitzer to respond to the oft-muttered criticism that she screwed the pooch by selling the paper to Iowa-based Lee Enterprises in 2005! Read on...

"The mention that a former P-D editor blamed Emily for the current situation of the Post by selling it got a quick response," writes Berger. "She said, 'How simplistic. My vote was one of three. We saw the handwriting on the wall.'"

And by that, she appears to be a referring to an earlier statement to Berger, ie., "Nobody has figured out how to deal with the Internet."

Say what you will about the current state of the local daily, those three votes to sell added up to some serious business acumen (not to mention $1.46 billion) on Mrs. Pulitzer's part.

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation