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St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Gilbert Bailon: 'Ferguson is just one of many...'

Gilbert Bailon Last August, Gilbert Bailon, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's editor, started overseeing coverage of a story that was just beginning - the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking to Poynter then, Bailon said "the satellite trucks and anchors are focusing on a few blocks in suburban St. Louis. And the agencies involved and responsible … Read More
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After a reporter was assaulted in Ferguson, 'here we are again with a lot of uncertainty'

When St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist David Carson ran into reporter Paul Hampel last night in Ferguson, Missouri, the two agreed that something felt off on West Florissant Avenue as the anniversary of Michael Brown's death drew to a close. "We both agreed that it was the best time to put on our vests at that point," Carson said. They put … Read More
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From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo department one year later, 'all hands are still on deck'

On the eve of the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, which sparked many days and nights of rioting, protest and soul searching in Ferguson, Missouri and across America, Lynden Steele, the lead editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s photographic team, spoke about some changes in his life and his newsroom. One year later, “all hands are still on … Read More
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch's front page on Ferguson, 1 year later

Here's the front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's death and on the day after Brown's death one year ago (via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch): While #Ferguson lit up the Internet on August 9, 2014 and beyond, it took awhile for the story to make front pages around the rest … Read More
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Post-Dispatch staffers resign, rescuing jobs of 4 staffers

Riverfront Times Nine staffers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are accepting severance packages from the newspaper, effectively saving the jobs of four employees who would have been laid off. That's the word from The Riverfront Times, an alt-weekly in St. Louis, which last evening reported that the employees leaving the paper include popular columnist Bill McClellan, five reporters, … Read More
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch lays off 8 from the newsroom

The St. Louis Business Journal The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has laid off eight newsroom employees, Jacob Kirn reported Friday for the St. Louis Business Journal. The affected positions include four reporters, a clerk, copy editor, assistant editor and director. A maintenance employee is also being laid off. The United Media Guild’s contract with Post-Dispatch owner Lee … Read More
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For the photojournalists who covered Ferguson, winning a Pulitzer is 'an odd feeling'

A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers worked to break up a group of bystanders on Chambers Road near West Florissant on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (Photo by Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch) On Monday afternoon, a few hours after winning a Pulitzer for breaking news photography with the photo staff at the St. Read More
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Rumors about Pulitzer winners have been scarce

As newsrooms prepare for today’s 3 p.m. YouTube livestream of the Pulitzer Prize revelations – identifying 2015’s top U.S. journalism awards in 14 categories – rumors about winners and finalists have seemed scarce. Unlike the Academy Awards and other major competitions, Pulitzer finalists officially are kept secret in advance. When winners are announced, two finalists in each division, … Read More
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8 lesser known stories the Pulitzer committee should know about

Related: Roy J. Harris Jr. makes his Pulitzer predictions National journalism awards have already sniffed out some exceptional journalism that no doubt will be top Pulitzer contenders: The Arizona Republic’s exceptional work investigating VA hospitals, The New York Times’ coverage of Ebola in Western Africa and The St Louis Post-Dispatch’s coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri police … Read More
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Here's the first edition of St. Louis Post-Dispatch's front page for Tuesday

Here's Tuesday's first edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, following the no true bill ruling from the grand jury on the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. In August, Carlos Ayulo, assistant managing/presentation, spoke with Poynter about how the Post-Dispatch told the story of Ferguson each day on the … Read More
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