St. Louis Media History Foundation
The Joe Pollack Memorial Scholarship is proudly funded by the St. Louis Media History Foundation. The foundation established the scholarship in memory of Joe Pollack, one of St. Louis’ most well known journalists who also served as a charter member of the foundation. Mr. Pollack came to St. Louis in 1955 when he was hired as a sportswriter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. In 1961 he became public relations director for the St. Louis Cardinals football team. Mr. Pollack then joined the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 1972, where he worked for 23 years as a restaurant, film, and theater critic. After his retirement from the Post-Dispatch, Joe Pollack appeared regularly on radio and television shows, contributed articles to a variety of publications, and wrote dining books and a food and travel blog with his wife, Ann Lemons Pollack.
The St. Louis Media History Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 to preserve and advance St. Louis’ media history, including radio, television, advertising/public relations, and print media. Foundation activities include seeking out historic media materials to make available for use at public institutions, organizing an oral history effort for media veterans to share their stories, and maintaining the St. Louis Media Halls of Fame.