The story of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is embodied in the ideals of the man who founded it in 1878, said Richard H. Weiss, a former editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Weiss introduced a new documentary on Joseph Pulitzer on June 6 at the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. Known as the “Pulitzer Platform,” the ideals of the first Joseph Pulitzer, who purchased the bankrupt … [Read more...] about Former Post-Dispatch editor: Joseph Pulitzer set the template for American newspapers
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A series of sex scandals that revealed tawdry affairs among top officials in Missouri's state capital made for titillating reading this summer and stirred up a controversy about journalistic ethics. Sex scandals in Jefferson City are nothing new, say veteran statehouse reporters. Bad behavior by lawmakers and lobbyists has plagued the legislature for a century. What is … [Read more...] about Scandals will fade but lobbying still drives the Missouri legislature
Since Lee Enterprises acquired Pulitzer, Inc. and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2005, there's been a steady departure of well-paid, veteran professionals who over the years had made the newspaper one of the most valuable journalistic assets in the country. With hundreds of millions of dollars in debt from the acquisition, the burden of paying off the loans fell on the … [Read more...] about Veteran, popular columnist Bill McClellan joins the latest Post-Dispatch Exodus
Richard Dudman, the chief Washington Correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the 1970s, almost died in Cambodia - twice. Now, at age 97, he looks back at his reporting and says he may have been too easy on Pol Pot - the murderous dictator of Cambodia. Dudman was captured in Cambodia while covering the war in 1970 and spent 40 days as a captive of Viet Cong. Five … [Read more...] about Dudman looks back at Pol Pot
There’s a line in the “first rough draft” of recent Post-Dispatch history — the paper’s own account of winning its first Pulitzer Prize in 26 years on Monday — that sounds a bittersweet note, at least to me. “The mood in the newsroom became tense as [Pulitzer administrator Mike] Pride read through the awards for reporting,” writes Tim O’Neil. “When he started into the … [Read more...] about The Pulitzer for Breaking News Photos: Breakthrough for the Post?