St. Louis Post-Dispatch http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Reflection: Look Back At Media Hall Of Famers Fox, Graczak, Weil And Defty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reflection-look-back-media-hall-famers-fox-graczak-weil-and-defty <p><em>When word came that four former Post-Dispatch people were being inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame, we asked our own Robert W. Duffy to reflect on those he had worked with.</em></p><p>I finally plowed my way into the newsroom of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1972 not as a registered, pedigreed member “Of the Post-Dispatch Staff” but as what’s called a stringer in the business, otherwise known as a free-lancer or correspondent.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert W. Duffy 32980 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reflection: Look Back At Media Hall Of Famers Fox, Graczak, Weil And Defty Covering Conflict: Journalists Share Stories Of Mo. National Guard Soldiers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/covering-conflict-journalists-share-stories-mo-national-guard-soldiers <p>Military men and women who serve overseas encounter dangerous situations and often struggle with separation from family and friends.</p><p>The same is true of journalists who embed themselves with soldiers.</p><p><em>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> chief photographer J.B. Forbes, who has worked at the newspaper since 1975, and reporter Jesse Bogan recently returned from Afghanistan.&nbsp; They were embedded with about 100 members of the Missouri National Guard’s 1138th Engineer Company, covering and sharing the stories of soldiers who have temporarily left their civilian jobs. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:21:41 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 9472 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Covering Conflict: Journalists Share Stories Of Mo. National Guard Soldiers Billionaire Buffett's company discloses stake in Post-Dispatch parent publisher http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/billionaire-buffetts-company-discloses-stake-post-dispatch-parent-publisher <p>Billionaire Warren Buffett&#39;s company now owns&nbsp;about 3.2 percent of Lee Enterprises&#39; stock as Berkshire Hathaway&nbsp;Inc.&#39;s newspaper holdings continue to grow.</p><p>Buffett&#39;s Omaha-based company disclosed owning 1.66 million&nbsp;shares of Lee&#39;s stock on Tuesday after the Securities and Exchange&nbsp;Commission refused to let him keep the investment confidential.</p><p>The SEC often lets Buffett conceal investment moves while he&#39;s&nbsp;making them because so many investors try to copy him.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 21:09:07 +0000 The Associated Press 3851 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Billionaire Buffett's company discloses stake in Post-Dispatch parent publisher Post employees: company leaders should give back bonuses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/post-employees-company-leaders-should-give-back-bonuses <p>St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees are demanding corporate leaders at the paper&#39;s parent company, Lee Enterprises, give back their bonuses. &nbsp;They say CEO Mary Junck and CFO Carl Schmidt together collected $750,000 in bonuses at a time of layoffs at several Lee papers and cuts to retiree medical benefits.</p><p>Shannon Duffy, business representative for the United Media Guild -- the Post&#39;s largest union -- says the company&#39;s corporate leadership is out of touch with reality.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:35:38 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3481 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Post employees: company leaders should give back bonuses Cheers St. Louis! It’s been a good year for craft beer http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cheers-st-louis-it%E2%80%99s-been-good-year-craft-beer <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-998007.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-998007.mp3</a></p><p>There&rsquo;s a craft beer explosion going on across the U.S., and St. Louis is no exception.</p><p>As part of our series &ldquo;<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/topic/good-year-st-louis">A Good Year</a>,&rdquo; St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Véronique LaCapra headed over to the <a href="http://www.schlafly.com/breweries/taproom">Schlafly Tap Room</a> to meet up with <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/dining/bars-and-clubs-other/hip-hops">St. Louis Post-Dispatch beer columnist Evan Benn</a>, and talk about our area&rsquo;s craft beer boom.</p><p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:35:34 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2737 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cheers St. Louis! It’s been a good year for craft beer Post-Dispatch faces lawsuit over retiree benefits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/post-dispatch-faces-lawsuit-over-retiree-benefits <p>Twelve former employees of the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/">St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> have <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/74824986/PD-Retiree-Lawsuit">sued </a>the paper, saying corporate officials lied to them about the benefits the employees would receive after taking an early retirement offer in 2007.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 21:37:15 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2615 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Post-Dispatch faces lawsuit over retiree benefits Parent company of St. Louis Post-Dispatch announces Chapter 11 filing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/parent-company-st-louis-post-dispatch-announces-chapter-11-filing <p>The owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&amp;pid=explorer&amp;chrome=true&amp;srcid=0B8YHc4elsfLqZjEzOTJhODAtNTUyMS00ZWM1LWI0YTctZTljMjEwMWU3MzQ0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;pli=1">announced today</a> that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month.</p><p><a href="http://www.lee.net/">Lee Enterprises</a>, based in Davenport, Iowa, says it will allow the company to restructure its debt and exit bankruptcy within 60 days.</p><p>The company said in a press release that the filing would not affect employees, vendors and customers.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:51:49 +0000 Maria Altman 2607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Parent company of St. Louis Post-Dispatch announces Chapter 11 filing