Thanks but no thanks?
Let's hope for the Strib's sake that it happens by the end of the month.
Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.
McClatchy's chief dealmaker makes a tidy bonus McClatchy Co. will pay Chief Executive Gary Pruitt a bonus of $950,000 for 2006, bringing his total compensation package to $2.5 million, the Associated Press
A Pi Press veteran talks about St. Paul's shrinking newsroom
In the Star Tribune newsroom, there's plenty of pissed to go around
Fifteen Star Tribune reporters look to the future of the paper
Pruitt's Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers
"You'll be happy after the closing. You will barely know it happens." Thus spoke Dean Singleton, CEO of the MediaNews Group, when he met with employees of the St. Paul Pioneer Press on April 27. At the time, Singleton had just emerged as the most likely buyer of the Pi Press, which was left orphaned ... More >>
The Strib puts the squeeze on production workers
At first blush, the McClatchy Company's announcement that it plans to sell off 12 Knight Ridder papers would seem to be good news for employees at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. After all, McClatchy--which is parent company of the Star Tribune--would have scant motivation to invest in its long-time c ... More >>
McClatchy will subsequently sell 12 of the 32 Knight Ridder papers it is acquiring in the $4.5 billion deal, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Way back in November, when news first broke of a shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder, the Star Tribune rather forcefully poo-poohed the possibility that the Strib's parent company, McClatchy, might make a bid for the faltering newspaper chain. In the Twin Cities market, this was a matter of no trifl ... More >>
In the months since revolting shareholders at Knight Ridder announced they wanted the newspaper chain sold off, there has been a plethora of speculation about what this will mean for the KR-owned St. Paul Pioneer Press.
On Saturday, the Star Tribune posted a curious story about the uncertain future of its main rival, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As noted in this space previously, speculation about the Pi Press is fully warranted, given the shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder.
So who's the new editor charged with guiding the Pioneer-Press into the post-Gowler era? Thom Fladung is, as Eric Black notes in this morning's Strib, the former managing editor of the Detroit Free Press. He's also a long-time Knight Ridder hand, having done two tours at the Free Press and one at th ... More >>
What did the Pi-Press publisher do to earn $250,000 in moving expenses?
A few years back Hannah Allam was covering cops and courts for the Pioneer Press. Since the invasion of Iraq she's been reporting from the war zone for Knight Ridder, filing some of the most compelling--and forthright--Baghdad dispatches. (Here's a particularly swell example.) She was recently inter ... More >>
The other shoe drops in case of reporters suspended for attending Springsteen concert This Thursday, April 7, there will be a formal arbitration hearing over the Pioneer-Press's suspension last fall of Charles Laszewski and Rick Linsk, the two reporters who made headlines and lost three days' pay i ... More >>
Nick Coleman flees the Pioneer Press. The Star Tribune hires another lippy white guy.
Crunch time at the Pioneer Press, cheeseheads at the Star Tribune, and how real men KARE about Paul
Wounded egos, labor actions, and Powerpoint presentations at the Pioneer Press
Guild members at the Star Tribune worry about their contract and wonder about their editor
The specter of a newspaper strike looms in St. Paul --but no matter what happens, the Pioneer Press will never be the same
PI Press management plays chicken with its workforce
The grim reaper visits the St. Paul Pioneer Press
The Pioneer Press cedes control of pioneerplanet.com to the mother ship
Star Tribune honchos pooh-pooh insinuations that they're at war with that other paper across the river. So why is the Strib stomping all around the PiPress's back yard?
The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?
Strib Unions were gearing up to negotiate new contracts in the next year. But with Cowles up for sale, will the unions will be around then?