As expected, Coon Rapids-based ECM Publishers officially acquired the Sun suburban newspaper chain Dec. 30.
Near as I can tell, only two local media outlets have directly acknowledged the omnipresent chatter and circumstances raising the possibility of a Brodkorb-Koch relationship.
Are reporters getting paid to advise clients how to get stories covered? That would pretty much violate every canon of the profession.
To ECM Publishers, the value proposition in acquiring their bigger community-paper rival, Sun Newspapers, is simple: 700,000 doorsteps.
“That’s more homes than any other other local publisher,” including the Star Tribune, notes ECM president Marge
ECM Publishers, the community newspaper chain former Gov. Elmer L.
A week or so ago, I noted speculation that CBS Minnesota radio market manager Mick Anselmo planned to switch WLTE’s format.
Following my Tuesday post about the Star Tribune editorialists misrepresenting the Convention Center sales tax at the heart of a Vikings stadium subsidy plan, the paper issued a “clarification” Friday:
A consultant’s analysis, although full of hedges and caveats, turns up $191 million in property tax relief over the 30-year-life of the Vikings stadium.
News broke over the weekend that PiPress Capitol reporter Bill Salisbury had suffered a massive heart attack, which made pretty much everyone who knows the well-respected veteran heartsick.
Thankfully, colleague Dennis Lien reports Salisbury is on
The Star Tribune editorial page doesn’t always speak plainly when it comes to the Vikings stadium.
Some comings and goings in Strib-land recently; Monday, managing editor Rene Sanchez announced the hiring of three veteran reporters who will start next month:
♦ Jennifer Brooks will join the Politics/Government team for election coverage after a f
This actually broke last week, but Winona Daily News owner Lee Enterprises filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, Bloomberg News reports.
Corporate and local sources say Winona’s operations are not expected to be affected.
Gannett Co. will eliminate local staffing for its KARE-affiliated entertainment site Metromix Twin Cities, according to a company spokeswoman.
Like Rip Van Winkle, I’m waking up after eight months of not checking the radio ratings. What happened while I was asleep? ♦ KS95 eclipsed traditional pop-music powerhouse KDWB for the first time in nearly two years and has kept it up.
Tuesday, I passed on some Star Tribune web stats from metering’s first month: visitors down 10 percent, page views down 15 percent.
— “They’re trading money for brain cells”
John Branch isn’t completely sure, but he thinks “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” is the New York Times’ biggest multi-department compilation ever.
Branch’s lavishly detaile
“It doesn’t feel like 2009 anymore,” one Stribber tweeted Monday, after AdWeek named the Star Tribune the “hottest” regional newspaper in its “Hot List” feature.
Listicles have given me hives ever since a managing editor I hated gave his barber a “
KHTC-FM, the Pohlad family’s Top 40 station, will rebrand itself KTWN — or K-Twin — sparking talk that the family’s Minnesota Twins will shift there in 2013.
KHTC general manager Steve Woodbury says he’s seeking Federal Communications Commission ap
Editor/reporter Jon Collins says he has been laid off and that the American Independent News Network will close the local and other state sites. Update: The American Independent confirms the closure.
In its first comment on its “puppy meat” story, WCCO management now says that it believes the restaurant worker said “duck,” not dog.