Articles and Posts by Terry Ganey
Apr 11th, 2013
If Joseph Pulitzer could return to Missouri’s state capital, he’d probably recognize a recent development that was familiar during his time: politicians publishing newspapers. At the beginning of this legislative session, Rod Jetton, a former House speaker, launched a startup weekly, the Missouri Times. The newspaper and its website promotion promised “a different kind of media outlet” that would become “Missouri’s newspaper of politics and culture.” The journal’s arrival represented a new phase in the evolution of Missouri government coverage.
Feb 5th, 2013
The use of remotely controlled drones to gather news has stirred interest among a small group of journalism students at the University of Missouri. At the same time, it has raised concerns among some members of the state Legislature, which is considering a bill to prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft to collect information in agricultural areas.
Jan 25th, 2013
Perhaps no media outlet gives Rex Sinquefield better treatment than KTRS radio in St. Louis. Not only does the station regularly feature one of Sinquefield’s “experts” to talk about tax policy, when Sinquefield was interviewed on a “McGraw in the Morning” program, the person asking the questions was an employee of one of Sinquefield’s enterprises.
Nov 23rd, 2012
Before he became known as “Mr. Beer and Baseball” in St. Louis, August A. “Gussie” Busch Jr. was the subject of a federal investigation during World War II because of a suspected connection between a German relative and the Nazis. Declassified documents show that shortly after Gussie Busch entered the Army in 1942, he came under suspicion. Soon a special Counter Intelligence Corps agent was inquiring into his background. While the investigation concluded that Busch was a loyal American, the findings provide a fascinating insight into his personality and behavior as witnessed by business colleagues, relatives and friends. The investigation is just one untold story of Anheuser-Busch and the people connected to it.
Jul 29th, 2012
Mike Owens is hoping the visibility created during his 27 years as a news reporter on KSDK Channel 5 will help him win a seat in the Missouri State House during next Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
Owens, 61, is one of three candidates running in the newly-drawn 84th House District in the City of St. Louis. As no Republican has filed, whoever wins the primary will take the seat when the Legislature reconvenes next year. Others who have filed for the office are Hope Whitehead and Karla May, whose old House district includes part of the 84th.
Aug 16th, 2011
A few days before Christmas, an anonymous caller told a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor that a young woman had died at the home of August A. Busch IV, the ex-beer baron of Anheuser-Busch. If true, it was a huge story in the region where the name “Busch” conjured near-royal status. Busch’s grandfather, often referred to
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