Sometime back I was so frustrated with ads which slowly covered news stories I was trying to read that I downloaded an ad blocker to avoid this. I did some checking with web pros to see which app would do the best job, picked one, and hoped for the best. Frankly, it just doesn't always stop the full page ads which cover the stories. Some news outlets must have found a way to end run around those blockers. It seems to be the major news sites which do this the most and I've begun merely reading the headlines and forgetting about the actual story.
Some, including the Post-Dispatch, make readers answer a survey question before the story appears and the question usually has nothing to do with anything so I just close the site out and move on. As to the constant ads, who of us really clicks on them? So what is the point?