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Gary Eichten and the craft of journalism

Because radio is such an intimate medium, and audiences have been intimate with Eichten for so long, he is the epitome of objectivity — the “no rant, no slant” MPR famously advertises.

Ex-WCCOer Jack Rice returns, on AM950

Fans of Jack Rice, the “journalist, lawyer, former CIA officer” and ex-WCCO radio host, should mark their calendars for Feb. 5, when his new 7-9 a.m. Sunday show debuts on AM950.

Forum’s Upper Midwest news service: Associated Press competitor?

Forum Communications owns more Minnesota newspapers than anyone else*, so the chain’s freshly-announced Upper Midwest news service could be big news for statewide readers … especially those in Duluth, Bemidji, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Willmar and

From City Pages to the ‘billionaire beat’

At City Pages, reporter Erin Carlyle covered North Minneapolis Hells Angels. Now, she covers Carlos Slim Helu.
Caryle, who quit her CP gig last year, landed on what she calls the “billionaire beat” for Forbes.

St. Cloud Times to get online pay wall

First the Star Tribune, now the St. Cloud Times will wall off some online content to non-subscribers. Details are sketchy, but News&Tech reports the Times is one of six Gannett Co. newspapers that will debut a pay wall in 2012.