Thursday, August 7, 2008

Post-Dispatch announces metro changes

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is moving things around. A source at the paper says the A-section and Metro will soon become one section on Mondays -- which is why lottery numbers and a column are moving to A2 every day. This note appeared in the paper and on The Editors' Desk blog:

Dear readers:
In coming days, you’ll notice some changes in your Metro section.

To better reflect our regional commitment, beginning Monday all of our local-news sections will come under the “Metro” banner. You will continue to see a section packed full of the most significant and interesting news and features from your area and the entire region. And you can still expect that Post-Dispatch reporters stationed in our offices in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis city, Jefferson County and the Metro East will dig up the biggest stories in our area — with additional help from P-D reporters in our Jefferson City, Springfield, Ill., and Washington D.C., bureaus.

Beginning Aug. 11, all lottery results and jackpot information will be moving to Page 2 of the A-section. This should make the numbers even easier to find and in the same place each day. Also on Aug. 11, columnist Bill McClellan will take his wit to Page 2 of the A-section as well. Bill’s new — and conveniently located — home recognizes his long-standing contribution to the community. Bill’s column will continue to run every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We also are excited to announce the addition of Susan Weich as a regionwide Metro columnist beginning Wednesday. St. Charles County readers have been enjoying Susan’s columns since December, but we now want to share Susan’s keen eye for suburban stories and issues with all of our readers. Her column will run in the Metro section on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Sylvester Brown’s column will continue to run in the Metro section on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

As always, we want you to know we value your support and suggestions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 314-340-8258 or at, or contact deputy metro editor/suburban Marcia Koenig, 314-340-8142,

Adam Goodman
Assistant Managing Editor/Metro

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