St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Media
4:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Reflection: Look Back At Media Hall Of Famers Fox, Graczak, Weil And Defty

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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.

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
10:21 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Covering Conflict: Journalists Share Stories Of Mo. National Guard Soldiers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jesse Bogan and chief photographer J.B. Forbes
Courtesy: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Military men and women who serve overseas encounter dangerous situations and often struggle with separation from family and friends.

The same is true of journalists who embed themselves with soldiers.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch chief photographer J.B. Forbes, who has worked at the newspaper since 1975, and reporter Jesse Bogan recently returned from Afghanistan.  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.  

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
4:09 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Billionaire Buffett's company discloses stake in Post-Dispatch parent publisher

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch building in St. Louis.
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Billionaire Warren Buffett's company now owns about 3.2 percent of Lee Enterprises' stock as Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s newspaper holdings continue to grow.

Buffett's Omaha-based company disclosed owning 1.66 million shares of Lee's stock on Tuesday after the Securities and Exchange Commission refused to let him keep the investment confidential.

The SEC often lets Buffett conceal investment moves while he's making them because so many investors try to copy him.

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Corporate Bonuses
4:35 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Post employees: company leaders should give back bonuses

St. Louis Post-Dispatch retiree, Richard P. Hughes, says the paper's parent company Lee Enterprises cut his health care benefits.
Alex King/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees are demanding corporate leaders at the paper's parent company, Lee Enterprises, give back their bonuses.  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.

Shannon Duffy, business representative for the United Media Guild -- the Post's largest union -- says the company's corporate leadership is out of touch with reality.

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A Good Year St. Louis: Craft Beer
6:35 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Cheers St. Louis! It’s been a good year for craft beer

A well-enjoyed glass of Schlafly Optic Golden Ale.
(Véronique LaCapra, St. Louis Public Radio)

There’s a craft beer explosion going on across the U.S., and St. Louis is no exception.

As part of our series “A Good Year,” St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra headed over to the Schlafly Tap Room to meet up with St. Louis Post-Dispatch beer columnist Evan Benn, and talk about our area’s craft beer boom.

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Business/Post-Dispatch lawsuit
3:37 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Post-Dispatch faces lawsuit over retiree benefits

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch building in St. Louis.
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Twelve former employees of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have sued the paper, saying corporate officials lied to them about the benefits the employees would receive after taking an early retirement offer in 2007.

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Lee Enterprises / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
5:51 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Parent company of St. Louis Post-Dispatch announces Chapter 11 filing

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch building in St. Louis.
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The owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch announced today that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this month.

Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa, says it will allow the company to restructure its debt and exit bankruptcy within 60 days.

The company said in a press release that the filing would not affect employees, vendors and customers.

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