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 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 [...]
The Journal Star Editorial Board has submitted this fallacy-filled essay about the Block the Bonds initiative to its readers today.
They begin by saying “it was one tall if not impossible order, trying to acquire almost 10,000 signatures in a month’s time to force a referendum on the ballot,” but then later state, [...]
They’ve taken an axe to the staff. They’ve cut out whole sections of the paper, and reduced some sections to as few as four pages. What else can they cut at this point?
Why, the width of the paper, of course. It seems the paper is getting a bit more narrow:
“Readers will notice [...]
The Journal Star rolled out their very first paper featuring articles that appear in print at least a day before hitting the website. The idea is to differentiate the printed product from the web product, and offer paid subscribers some benefits free web surfers don’t get.
So what stories did subscribers get that web-only [...]