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
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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?
In the aftermath of the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last August, St. Louis Public Radio launched an ongoing series of conversations about race called We Live Here. The first full-length program traversed Lindbergh Boulevard, a busy thoroughfare arching through a diversity of the 90 municipalities that make up St. Louis … [Read more...] about A new niche for traditional journalism in the digital age
The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded its first place national breaking news award for 2014 to the staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for coverage of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the chaotic events that followed. "A news organization is never tested more thoroughly than when a major story breaks in its backyard," the contest judges said. "The … [Read more...] about Post-Dispatch wins Scripps Howard award for Ferguson coverage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor Gilbert Bailon has won one of journalism’s top honors—the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award given by the National Press Foundation. The foundation is a national journalism training organization that recognizes a newspaper or magazine editor annually. The award was established in 1984 but has been given in Bradlee’s name only since 2006. … [Read more...] about Post-Dispatch’s Bailon wins Editor of the Year Award