Peoria’s newspaper of record, the Journal Star, continues its death spiral as it announces today that it is cutting still more content from the paper. Executive Editor Dennis Anderson writes in a “Note to Readers” in Monday’s edition:
The format of the Monday Journal Star is changing starting today.
The newspaper will have two [...]
Mark Zuckerberg is feeling the love coming from Peoria’s only newspaper of record.
The Journal Star posted on its website today a new policy: to comment on stories, you have to have a Facebook account.
Beginning Friday morning, readers who wish to comment on PJStar.com articles will do so using their Facebook account. Facebook [...]
The Mayor held a press conference on Monday and released a letter that he and the rest of the City Council members signed (except for Gary Sandberg, natch) and sent to Journal Star publisher Ken Mauser. You can read it at PeoriaWatchdog.com, the official site of Peoria Unit 86 of the United Media Guild. [...]
From a press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PEORIA MAYOR JIM ARDIS AND OTHERS TO CALL FOR FAIR NEGOTIATIONS AT THE JOURNAL STAR DURING 9 A.M. NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY, APRIL 9, AT PEORIA CITY HALL
It’s time to save the Journal Star.
As downstate Illinois’ largest newspaper, the Journal Star continues to be highly profitable. [...]
I was recently taken to task by none other than Journal Star columnist Phil Luciano for a recent blog post of mine that was picked up by The Drudge Report. My blog posts are “unvetted,” unedited, and of questionable reliability. Furthermore, bloggers are scurvy individuals you’re better off not knowing. He asks, “can you [...]
The Journal Star just published a puff piece on East Peoria developer Gary Matthews written by the recently retired Paul Gordon. It includes this gloss over the disposition of Matthews Market:
Matthews returned to Peoria – something he’d always planned to do – and went to work for his father at Matthews Market in [...]
On April 4, the Journal Star will start charging to see their news articles online. You’ll get a few articles for free each month, but then the rest will be behind a pay wall. You can read about it here and here.
I think it’s a good idea. I cancelled my 7-day-a-week subscription to [...]
I have been endorsed by the Journal Star for Peoria City Council.
I thought this was kind of funny. On page B1 of the Journal Star Thursday, December 30, there’s this little blurb:
What’s up with Bar Louie?
Blogger and entertainment editor Danielle Hatch is still trying to find out details on why there’s a closed sign on the door at the Bar Louie restaurant a [...]
I canceled my subscription to the Peoria Journal Star today.
It wasn’t an easy decision, although it should have been. I guess I’m just a sentimental sort of guy. My grandfather worked at the Journal Star until he retired in 1974. I grew up in a household where my dad read the paper every [...]