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Daily Star parent gives execs $1.25M in holiday bonuses - on $78M loss

Whither the paywall?

Just two weeks after acknowledging a $78 million loss in 2013, the parent company of the Arizona Daily Star gave top executives Thanksgiving-eve gifts of company stock worth over $1.25 million — including 200,000 shares worth $722,000 given to Mary Junck, head of Iowa-based Lee Enterprises. Plus, what's up with the Star's paywall for online readers?

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Dec 5, 2013, 3:00 pm
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I wonder how many home-delivery subscribers realize they paid a $2 premium for the 900-plus page Thanksgiving issue of the Star. The same issue that hundreds of advertisers paid a premium for ad space. Nothing like double-dipping, huh?

I hope the Star’s online access is FREE to those of us who already pay hundreds to get the dead-tree version dropped near our doorsteps. I don’t intend to pay twice.

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