Last December, I decided to write a column about Rubén Rosario. The thesis was pretty simple: because he writes for the St. Paul paper and is not named “Joe Soucheray,” he might be the least-known daily columnist in town.
In my experience, traditional journalists are very reluctant to write that a politician “lied.” While facts can be judged falsehoods, lying requires premeditation.
While iPad sales roar along, neither Twin Cities daily has unveiled an app that takes full advantage of the tablet platform. But in the last few weeks, the St.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Jim Hammerand has been bird-dogging NBA referee Bill Spooner’s lawsuit against the Associated Press and sportswriter Jon Krawczynski.
It’s easy for serious journalists to look down their noses at their paper’s consumer sections, which are often so poorly written. But they’re there because people read them — and in some cases, cherish them.
Thursday’s St. Paul Pioneer Press features one of the most fascinating commentaries on KDWB-FM’s controversial lampooning of the Hmong community.
Hours after Minnesota Timberwolves executive Chris Wright announced on WCCO Radio that his team was moving from KFAN, KFAN announced it has signed the Minnesota Wild from WCCO. The Wild deal is for three years beginning next season.
For 2011, the Twins are trying it in two Target Field price categories: “home plate box” behind the lower-deck Champion’s Club, and “home plate view,” the top-deck equivalent.
Just announced on the Good Neighbor. Makes up ever so slightly for the recent loss of Gophers sports (and a few years earlier, for the Twins), though the Wolves aren’t big or even medium ratings-getters.
The Strib’s new website is live; feel free to post your comments and questions below. I’ll try to get answers to the latter if necessary, and I’ll update this item as the mood strikes. Fans, be real.
Home page and sports front page (click on images for a full look, but note these are big files). No story pages yet, which is too bad, because they’re a big improvement:
I’ve seen it; tomorrow “early morning” will be your first chance to see if it lives up to the hype in the Strib’s media release:
Star Tribune Launches New Website
Minnesota’s Most-Visited Local Site Redesigned to Deliver Better Experience for Reader
If you want to read what a media critic says when the tables are turned, you can check out my take on Nick Coleman’s roasting of MinnRoast, via Jim Romenesko’s blog.
Comments welcome, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions if I can.
I usually rely on others to cover the 2012 presidential campaign-video sideshow, but must note an A-plus puncture from noted stilletto-sticker Tim Pawlenty.
As flagged by the Star Tribune’s Kevin Diaz, TPaw took to YouTube on the day President Obam
Journalists are in the communications business, so we should be clear as possible, especially about ourselves.
I’ve transmitted megabytes about public broadcasting’s fight for taxpayer financing, but I thought I’d share an anecdote about how it works in the real world.
Earlier this week, I noted KMOJ-FM’s sudden rise in the ratings.
Although public media’s battle for taxpayer support has been fiercer at the federal level, Minnesota Public Radio is in the middle of a half-million-dollar scrum at the Republican-controlled Minnesota legislature.
While he’s not above criticism here at home, KSTP-TV reporter Mark Albert just snagged a prestigious Peabody Award (the broadcast equivalent of a Pulitzer) for “Who Killed Doc?” The investigation examined the electrocution death of a Minnesota sailo
Former City Pages and MinnPost journalist G.R. Anderson, one of the boys on MyTalk 107.1’s “Colleen and the Boys,” is no longer with the station, general manager Dan Seeman confirms, adding no other details. Anderson isn’t saying much, either.
All things considered, the Star Tribune had a bang-up 2010 – cash flow was so strong that employees got profit-sharing bonuses and reinstated 401(k) matches.
However, 2011 is off to a rocky start.