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American Community Newspapers — the financially stressed chain that owns Minnesota’s Sun Newspapers — has sold its Columbus operations to the local daily.
The head of Minnesota’s biggest newspaper says the financials tell a good news story, that the Strib is outperforming its industry.
Citing soft ad sales, City Pages owner Village Voice Media cut a third of Minneapolis-based alt-weekly’s staff writer positions, editor Kevin Hoffman confirms. Food writer Rachel Hutton was laid off, and an open reporting position will go unfilled.
John Paton, perhaps the leading advocate of digital-first strategy for the nation’s newspapers, has been named CEO of Denver-based MediaNews Group, which owns the St.
The American Society of News Editors used to be the American Society of Newspaper Editors, so it’s no surprise that an interview subject foresees the demise of certain print editions.
After a fairly pointed kiss-off last May, AM1280 The Patriot has reinstated Bradlee Dean’s “Sons of Liberty” radio show.
Good news for friends and fans of Kevyn Burger, the former WCCO and KSTP TV reporter and MyTalk107 host: She has a new gig with Minnesota Public Radio.
MPR says Burger will do the 6-11 p.m.
Jim Ragsdale, a veteran Pioneer Press state Capitol reporter who most recently worked on the paper’s editorial page, will return to the beat with the Star Tribune.
Ragsdale, 61, replaces Eric Roper, who is moving to the Strib’s Minneapolis bureau.
The Strib on Sunday unleashes its next digital product: an iPad app. While there are a few user-interface shortcomings, it’s a top-tier product that will be familiar to New York Times and Wall Street Journal app users.
Many listeners nationally, especially younger ones, don’t touch the AM band, so going FM should help KFAN battle Hubbard Broadcasting’s year-old AM sports competitor, 1500 ESPN.
OK, sports junkies, if you want more Twins and Vikings talk in the morning, you’re about to get it.
By Labor Day, 1500 ESPN will ax Colin Cowherd’s nationally syndicated show, which it airs 9 a.m. to noon.
This morning, Star Tribune business columnist Eric Wieffering lacerated American Crystal Sugar for locking out workers after “insisting on seniority language that it knew the union would never accept.”
Ironically, there are echoes at Wieffering’s o
Late 2009, a mere 1.5 percent of local radio listeners tuned in to MPR’s The Current. Eighteen months later, it’s the local ratings success story.
Minnesota Public Radio survived state Senate conservatives’ push to eliminate its general-fund appropriation. In the end, MPR took a 20 percent cut in this week’s shutdown deal, according to MPR lobbyist Lisa Radzak.
Vikings beat writer Chip Scoggins will soon be named the Star Tribune’s next sports columnist. Management isn’t quite ready to announce the ascension, but it’s happening, according to three sources with knowledge of the promotion.
At big-city newspapers, editorial pages are generally separate from the neutrality-proclaiming newsroom. But at the St. Paul Pioneer Press the newsroom’s top editor is also on the editorial board.
Two years after conservative talk host Jason Lewis signed with behemoth national syndicator Premiere Radio Networks, he is leaving for an unheralded Eagan-based outfit, Genesis Communications Network. The move will not affect Lewis’s 5-8 p.m.
The three-month Spring Arbitron “book” is in and it contains some stunningly bad numbers for the once-dominant rock station KQRS.
In a year, the station’s numbers have fallen 22 percent among all listeners and a whopping one-third among the ad-cove
Add Star Tribune state Capitol reporter Eric Roper to the list of Minnesotans held hostage by the shutdown.