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Post employees say goodbye to Pulitzer

Post-Dispatch building.
Post-Dispatch building.


St. Louis, MO. – Employees of Pulitzer Incorporated's flagship newspaper bid farewell to one of journalism's most enduring names today.

The St. Louis company is being purchased by Lee Enterprises of Davenport, Iowa.

Hundreds of St. Louis Post-Dispatch employees gathered today for a ceremony in the newspaper lobby. Post-Dispatch editor Ellen Soeteber noted that through the 126-year history of Pulitzer, the Post-Dispatch has had just six editors and five publishers.

The challenge, she says, is to live up to the Pulitzer name.

Shareholders for both publishers are gathering in New York Friday for the vote to make the %1.5 billion deal official.

Boards of both companies have unanimously endorsed it.