St. Louis Globe-Democrat
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The St. Louis Globe-Democrat (informally referred to as The Globe) was originally a daily print newspaper
Newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

 based in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is an independent city on the eastern border of Missouri, United States. With a population of 319,294, it was the 58th-largest U.S. city at the 2010 U.S. Census. The Greater St...

 from 1852 until 1986. When the trademark
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 registration on the name expired, it was reincarnated as an unrelated free historically themed paper.
It began operations on July 1, 1852 as the Missouri Democrat
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, which later merged with the St. Louis Globe.
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The St. Louis Globe-Democrat (informally referred to as The Globe) was originally a daily print newspaper
Newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

 based in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is an independent city on the eastern border of Missouri, United States. With a population of 319,294, it was the 58th-largest U.S. city at the 2010 U.S. Census. The Greater St...

 from 1852 until 1986. When the trademark
Trademark
A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or...

 registration on the name expired, it was reincarnated as an unrelated free historically themed paper.

News print edition (1852-1986)

It began operations on July 1, 1852 as the Missouri Democrat
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

, which later merged with the St. Louis Globe. It was St. Louis' conservative daily newspaper for much of its run.

The newspaper was the morning paper for Greater St. Louis, and had some competition from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the major city-wide newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri. Although written to serve Greater St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch is one of the largest newspapers in the Midwestern United States, and is available and read as far west as Kansas City, Missouri, as far south as...

(created by a merger of the St. Louis Post and the St. Louis Dispatch) and the St. Louis Star-Times (created by a merger of the St. Louis Star and the St. Louis Times). The Star-Times ceased operations in the 1950s. Both the Globe-Democrat and the rival Post-Dispatch carried on for three more decades, eventually under a joint operating agreement, until the Globe-Democrat, after changing ownership and leaving the agreement, finally ceased operations in October 1986.

Frederick H. Britton was on the editorial staff of the Globe Democrat in 1923. Newspaper article, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the major city-wide newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri. Although written to serve Greater St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch is one of the largest newspapers in the Midwestern United States, and is available and read as far west as Kansas City, Missouri, as far south as...

, Dec. 20, 1923.

Political commentator, syndicated columnist
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, author, politician, speechwriter
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, and broadcaster Pat Buchanan
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 launched his career at the Globe-Democrat in 1961 (at the age of 23) as an editor.

History

In their earliest days, the predecessor newspapers which eventually merged to form the St. Louis Globe-Democrat were staunch advocates of freedom and anti-slavery in Missouri. The Globe-Democrat eventually became the most widely read morning paper in St. Louis, with a huge circulation
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, and used this base of support to promote civic responsibility and great causes regarding urban
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 improvements. A casualty in the 1980s of dwindling circulation due to competing forms of publishing media
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, less income
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 from advertising
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, sustained labor strikes
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 between the workforce
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 and management
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, and the Globe-Democrat went the way of many urban dailies in the past generation, leaving a record of unmatched documentary and journalistic achievement as represented in its files.

The Globe-Democrat Building at 710 N. Tucker Blvd. in downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis
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 is still used for office and retail space by various small businesses and organizations on a rental basis. This building was built in 1931, and designed by St. Louis firm Mauran, Russell & Crowell.

The Globe-Democrat's 10000000 square feet (929,030.4 m²) morgue of articles and photographs is housed in the St. Louis Mercantile Library
St. Louis Mercantile Library
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 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Since 1993 the St. Louis Globe-Democrat has been published as a history/nostalgia paper in St. Louis. This publication was founded as the St. Louis Inquirer in 1986 and later acquired the Globe-Democrat name.

Steven DeBellis print edition

St. Louisan Steven DeBellis, has been publishing a free paper for 15 years under the moniker of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. DeBellis's version of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat is largely a recount of historical events, usually focused on a particular year. The paper includes some local brand-name contributors. The 25,000 circulation editions published by DeBellis are free and supported by advertisers. The paper is circulated in entertainment venues such as movie theaters. The paper continues to circulate since 1994.

Online 2009

On December 8, 2009, Dan Rositano, former director of information and technology at KPLR
KPLR-TV
KPLR-TV, channel 11, is a television station in St. Louis, Missouri. KPLR is owned by the Tribune Company, and is an affiliate of The CW Television Network. The station's studios are located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, in Northwest St. Louis County KPLR-TV, channel 11, is a television station...

 Channel 11, launched an online newspaper under the St. Louis Globe-Democrat name. The online edition ceased operations on January 23, 2011.

See also

  • St. Louis Sun
    St. Louis Sun
    The St. Louis Sun was a short lived daily newspaper based in St. Louis, Missouri published by Ingersoll Publications. The Sun began publishing on September 25, 1989, and was never as competitive as the much-established St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

    , a daily newspaper started in 1989 that attempted to make St. Louis a two-paper city again
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