Despite low ratings after six years of Twins broadcasts, the Hubbard-owned station will stick with sports even if the team jumps to a Pohlad-owned FM.
David Brauer authors Braublog and is MinnPost’s local media reporter. He has covered media and politics as a writer and editor since 1983 for City Pages, the Southwest/Downtown Journal, KFAN and KSTP-AM, Mpls.St.Paul, Minnesota Monthly, Law & Politics, the Business Journal, KARE11 and national outlets.
Analysis of the latest Arbitron numbers for women and the 55+ demo.
MPR News and The Current continue year-long fall; 1500ESPN sinks amid bad Twins season, as pop stations dominate and WCCO surprises.
Majority control gives Wayzata unilateral rights to appoint the board of directors (which must approve a sale or merger) and change company bylaws.
A secretive Lake Minnetonka private equity firm is widely expected to gain control of the newspaper.
The private equity firm comes by its secretive nature naturally.
Though it’s only one poll, on a tricky-to-poll topic, KSTP/SurveyUSA’s 52-37 percent majority for the marriage amendment was a startler.
Brauer interviewed then-gubernatorial candidate Allen Quist in 1994 about gay rights, fetal rights and the “political arrangement” of a family.
A year ago, the local alt-weekly had four staff news reporters writing features; now it will have two plus a short-term “fellow.”
The newspaper is under fire for rejecting a same-sex couple’s announcement of their legal marriage in New York.
MPR and its national programming arm, American Public Media, say they are “reorganizing around two key areas: content and development.”
This week’s reports on the Met Council’s 2010-11 population growth estimates is somewhat unfair to the ‘burbs and, in a way, to the cities, too.
A New York Times story documents political journalists letting pols and their spokespeople massaging quotes. Locals say that doesn’t happen here … yet.
How an up-and-coming host uses Twitter as a “writer’s room,” collects the indie cream of the crop, and loosens up MPR’s starched collar.
Did Steve Marsh single-handedly kill the zoo’s dolphin exhibit? No, but you can’t blame him for wondering.
Pioneer Press Newspaper Guild co-chair Gayle Grundtner confirms the paper is offering buyouts across all departments.
Michael Klingensmith sent his troops a memo laying out scenarios to stay in downtown should the stadium swallow the newspaper’s properties.
Strib editor charges MPR reporting was “gross mischaracterization”; MPR reporter says Strib “wildly inaccurate.”
Proposed labor deal will give management — and new owners — greater power to control staff size.
An icon’s retirement, social networking’s rise, money and good old news judgment play a part.