St. Louis Globe-Democrat revived as online newspaper

Thursday, October 29, 2009 | 2:31 p.m. CDT; updated 4:37 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 29, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Nearly a quarter of a century after the demise of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the newspaper is coming back as a Web-only entity.

Plans for the revised Globe-Democrat were announced Thursday by Dan Rositano, publisher of the online newspaper.

The site,, is already online and will begin providing news on Dec. 8. It will be free and readers can now start registering e-mail addresses. Rositano said breaking news, sports and other alerts can be sent to readers via e-mail, smart phone or mobile phone.

The news staff has not been announced, but Rositano said it will include names familiar to former Globe-Democrat readers and all St. Louis residents.

The Globe-Democrat folded on Oct. 29, 1986, after 134 years of publication.


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