Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Old Habits Die Hard: Local Online Paper Confuses Its Name

Posted By on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:37 AM

Someone alert the attorneys at the Post-Dispatch! I smells a lawsuit. From this morning's St. Louis Beacon...

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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 few days before its launch in 2008, the Post-Dispatch created a new blog called "The Platform" and slapped a copyright on the name.

Related content: Did the Post-Dispatch deliberately give its new blog the same title as its competition?

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