St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the major city-wide newspaper in Louis, Missouri. Even though the paper is written to serve Greater St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch is one of the biggest newspapers in the Midwestern United States, and is offered and read as far west as Kansas City, Missouri, as far south as Memphis, Tennessee, and as far north as Springfield, Illinois. It is the only remaining printed daily newspaper in St. Louis. The paper started when Joseph Pulitzer purchased the St. Louis Westliche Post, a German-American newspaper where he had worked, and the St. Louis Dispatch, and merged the two papers to be known as the St. Louis Post and Dispatch, which was shortened to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1878. Circulation for the daily paper is 191,631 for the year ending September 30, 2011. The Sunday paper is was at an average of 332,825.