Union members at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other papers owned by Lee Enterprises Inc. are urging the company to fight hard against a takeover attempt by Alden Global Capital LLC, a hedge fund the unions accuse of “gutting newsrooms.” In a letter Monday to Lee’s board of directors, 12 guilds representing Lee’s unionized newsrooms warned that Alden — which owns papers … [Read more...] about Post-Dispatch and other Lee papers in Midwest brace for possible sell-off to hedge fund
It was the fist pump seen ‘round the world. On Jan. 6, as he strode into the U.S. Capitol, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley raised his fist to acknowledge a crowd gathered outside the building. Francis Chung, a photojournalist for E&E News, a Washington-based group of publications covering energy and environmental issues, snapped a picture of the moment. Chung did not know … [Read more...] about Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley may be new to the spotlight, but he’s had a long, generally ‘constructive’ relationship with the media covering his rise
1970 - In the year in which the Journalism Review was founded, here’s a snapshot of the area’s media scene: St. Louis has two daily newspapers: the morning Globe-Democrat, owned by S.I. Newhouse, and the evening Post-Dispatch, owned by Pulitzer Co. They battle each other for scoops, advertisers and public influence. Each has hundreds of thousands of readers. (Under a 1961 … [Read more...] about Fifty years of journalism in St. Louis – a timeline
For its 50th anniversary, Gateway Journalism Review asked eight journalists from print, broadcast and online media to share memories of their careers and the stories that they remember most vividly. GJR also asked them where they get their news, where they think the news business is headed, and which reporters and editors from past decades have had the most influence on them … [Read more...] about Media personalities look back
The broad outlines of a possible way forward for the troubled newsroom at St. Louis Public Radio are starting to become clear, as interim General Manager Tom Livingston takes stock of the organization and engages staff members in a new effort to tackle diversity concerns. Livingston, who took over on Sept. 22, told Gateway Journalism Review he intends to create an internal … [Read more...] about Can St. Louis Public Radio fix problems and regain its footing?