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St. Louis Post Dispatch [Kindle Edition]

by Lee Enterprises
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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On December 12, 1878, 4,020 St. Louisans picked up a copy of Joseph Pulitzer's first newspaper. Today, more than 1.3 million adults read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch online or in print each week and is largest of 50 daily newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises.

With the largest news gathering organization in the region, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch provides the latest local and national news as well as business, sports, health, arts and entertainment and travel. Since 2008, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom has won more than 37 awards for excellence in writing, design, photography and videography. The Post-Dispatch was recently named a 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist for local, breaking coverage as well as a Mid-America Emmy for an investigative series.

The Kindle Edition of St. Louis Post Dispatch contains articles found in the print edition, but will not include some images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzle, box scores, ad circulars and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 6:30 AM St. Louis local time.


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  • Publisher: Lee Enterprises (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JCSKRC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You can do better than this. December 1, 2009
1 December 2009

I have been waiting for a kindle version of the Post Dispatch for over a year. So when I updated my kindle last week, I discovered that there is now a kindle version of my hometown paper. So I subscribed immediately.

I was quickly disappointed.

The point of an electronic version of a newspaper is to replace the "meat" of the paper version. Due to limitations of the technology, there are currently limits to what can be placed in the electronic version but at a minimum, all of the non-graphical content should be included and if possible the photos associated with an article, like the front page, editorial, regional news, etc. The current version of the kindle version has a selection of the frontpage, everyday, and Sports sections. I am still finding it necessary to go to [...] in order to get St. Louis news.

A good example of kindle versions of a paper is the San Jose Mercury News, and the The Oklahoman. Both of these papers include all of their print content, including regional news, but also includes some articles only found on their web pages. They also have their papers priced at a lower price.

I really want the Post Dispatch on my Kindle, but this is not worth $6.99 a month. Unlike most internet users, kindle users typically do not mind paying for their news, but you have to provide value for the content. If a user still has to go to the web page to catch what they miss in the Kindle version, then at some point they are going to question why they are paying a premium for something they get for free online.

-dhickman
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good first version December 5, 2009
I have been pleasantly surprised by the layout and content of the Kindle version of this paper. I travel so it is very nice to have the paper delivered electronically wherever I am. I will continue to subscribe. There are two key missing features, both in the Sports section. First, it would be nice to have the home teams' upcoming game dates/times as is present in the print version. And second, it would be nice to have the league records/standings for each sport as is available in the print version.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good start April 30, 2010
can actually see improvements in the last months. but 2 issues remain;
one, I usually cannot download till like 10 am - why not at 5 when my neighbors get their hard copies?

two, often, the word spacing is awkward- like " one day" becoming "on eday" which can stop you in your tacks while you try to figure out what the heck they are talking about
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars There are better editions out there for less money December 10, 2010
I love getting the paper on my Kindle, but I canceled my subscription this morning. Why? First, it's almost 7am and the Kindle edition just became available a few minutes ago. Second, the Post Dispatch offers a full-color, pictures included, every section included pdf e-edition of their paper every day for less money than the no-picture, sections missing, badly formatted Kindle edition.

Head's up, STL PD! I am willing to pay more money to get your e-edition on my Kindle without having to transfer/download it myself. It doesn't have to be in color, it just has to be on time and have all the sections in it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Paper but Inconsistent Content September 29, 2010
I have been receiving this newspaper for three days and have been getting inconsistent sections each day. For example:

Day 1: Front Page, Everyday, Opinion, and Sports
Day 2: Everyday, Opinion, and Sports
Day 3: Front Page, Community, Everyday, Let's Eat, Opinion, and Sports

I plan to keep this paper until my free trial ends. Hopefully this will get straighten out. If not, I will try another paper.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sadly lacking December 30, 2009
The Post-Dispatch is losing subscribers to the hard copy paper at an ever increasing rate. After using the Kindle free subscription and seeing the very weak attempt at this e-reader edition I see why. Very little content, poorly written articles, the sport section constitutes 40 percent of edition content.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I've really enjoyed it September 2, 2011
By Kevin C
Looking through most of these reviews, I felt the need submit one that is more updated.

I've thoroughly enjoyed my subscription so far. The interface is easy to navigate, the content is all included, and the price is very reasonable! Compared to some of the other national newspaper subscriptions I've tried, I think this easily ranks among the best. This is the only way I have of reading my local news while I'm on the road (I travel often for work).

Yes, there are often a few grammatical idiosyncrasies, but they really are not that bad (a few words that were clearly hyphenated due to text line-breaks, and a few spacing mistakes. This is really not that noticeable and does not detract from the reading experience.

My only hesitation to give 5 stars comes from:

1. Sports - While the sections are included, I wish there was a daily recap of what the local teams did. Sometimes I just want the box score or highlights, not the entire game write up. Also, it is sometimes difficult to determine what the sports articles are about from just the headline. If there were any way to group them by sport or by team from the main page navigation, that would be very helpful in correcting this.

2. "Digests" - Scattered throughout the printed paper are "digest" blurbs about world and local events, or otherwise brief updates. The Kindle version has these scattered throughout the sections, much as the printed edition does. It's crazy that they don't pull these together into one section of "digests" instead of the 5 scattered they have throughout the edition.

However, for $40 off the delivery cost and instant delivery to anywhere in the country, it is absolutely worth the $6.99 / month.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
OK.
Published 1 month ago by Dr. John Little
5.0 out of 5 stars I love the Post paper
This is my home town paper. I love the Post paper. It has Lots of information and plenty of sale ads. I also have fond memories of sales boys walking Down street saying POST PAPER
Published 2 months ago by carolyn
1.0 out of 5 stars Misspellings Abound
I subscribe to the daily Post Dispatch because I live in St. Louis. I am shocked that a purveyor of the written word does not proof read their articles. Read more
Published 6 months ago by David M.
2.0 out of 5 stars Pictures
I like the Post because it is a local paper with local issues, but it needs to include more pictures. Remember "a picture is worth a thousand words". Read more
Published 8 months ago by Terry R. Struse
1.0 out of 5 stars DOESN'T MATCH OTHER BIG CITY PAPERS
Probably the worst "big-city" paper I have seen, especially during the week. Depth of content at world and national level is lacking. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Raymond J. Rodriguez
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor effort. P-D can do much better.
The Kindle edition of the Post-Dispatch is not good. I bought today's edition to see what it was like and unless a drastic overhaul is done, I won't be buying any more. Read more
Published 14 months ago by B. Gates
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed the Post Dispatch
First, must say that I came from St. Louis many years ago. I wanted to not only catch up on what was going on but to see the Post's view on the world. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Musial Edition
The PD coverage of Stan the man's life and legacy was outstanding.
He was an example of the very best in Baseball and in life.
Published 19 months ago by Joe Sinclair
1.0 out of 5 stars Missing Sections
For the 2nd time in 5 days and the 3rd time in 2 weeks only part of the paper is being delivered electronically. Today I received only the opinion & sports section. Read more
Published 23 months ago by susie
2.0 out of 5 stars Paper contents
Overall rating 5 on a 10 scale. Sports coverage very good, but coverage of local high school sports could be improved significantly. Local news coverage is very good. Read more
Published on September 21, 2012 by TomA
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