After noting Steve Perry’s ascension there the other day, political junkies might want to keep an eye on Politics in Minnesota’s beta site. There’s no doubt PIM could use a fresher look (they’re not the only ones) and the beta promises that “the look of this page to change significantly in the coming weeks and months.” I like experimenting in public.
Also, ex-Stribber Nick Coleman (who has his own new blog, currently in beta) notes that current Stribber Rachel Blount’s anti-Vikes-stadium column is unpaywalled here, via the McClatchy News Service. Other commenters say they’ve been able to access the column for free on the Strib site, but I haven’t duplicated their feat.
Finally, not an update, but a hat tip, to AP writer Pat Condon, who has a sweet piece on former Pioneer Press reporter Steve Scott going native in the best way possible: the former religion writer has become a pastor in western Wisconsin. Scott, who took a buyout in 2006, explains journalism is a calling too, and notes he was “petulant … pouting … not very professional” when the PiPress reassigned him to the suburbs. Now, of course, he’d probably be thrilled if his congregants get coverage from one of those correspondents.