Heidi Raschke, the Pioneer Press’ senior editor for features and niche publications, is leaving the paper for a job with MSP Communications, which publishes Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, among other titles.
For now, Minnesota’s government shutdown is the big political news, but next year, a proposed state Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage could dominate coverage.
As the Fox9 news crew was preparing state shutdown coverage Thursday afternoon, they got the word that their 10 p.m.
He’s known as a funnyman, but former Minnesota Public Radio “Morning Show” host Dale Connelly will become news director of KFAI-FM June 13, according to executive director Janis Lane-Ewart.
I suppose you’ve made it in this town when Bill Kling throws a sharp elbow your way; Andy Mannix’s recent City Pages cover on the departing Minnesota Public Radio founder catalogues the not-so-exclusive club.
The legislative brouhaha also caused another radio station to terminate discussions about picking the program up.
Thanks to everyone who sent “get well” notes during my month’s convalescence.
The arc of my illness went pretty much as the doctors predicted: after my liver was damaged by a drug reaction, it healed itself, and about 10 days ago, resumed processin
This blog — and yours truly — are going on hiatus.
The short version is that I was in the hospital last week with what turns out to be liver damage.
This is absolutely no shocker: the American Public Media Group board — MPR’s corporate parent — has just named current Chief Operating Officer Jon McTaggart to succeed the only CEO the group has ever known, Bill Kling.
I don’t have much more than t
See update on entrants below.
This morning, the Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins notes that the one category with no Pulitizer Prize winner — Breaking News — also attracted the fewest entries (37).
What, then, should we make of our own Pre
Congrats to Minneapolis-based Utne Reader, whose March-April cover was named one of the “13 Coolest This Month” by Business Insider magazine.
Even if you disagree with the, ahem, uncivil sentiment, it’s a pretty great piece of art.
I was out on Friday, so wasn’t able to update Thursday’s story about Blue Cross Minnesota suspending advertising on KDWB over the “Thirty Hmongs in a House” song.
Blue Cross officials sought to have the station improve upon its initial “Hey, some H
Former Pioneer Press reporter and editor Brian Bonner, whom I profiled last year after he took the editorship of the Kyiv Post, has been fired from the Ukrainian paper after refusing to knuckle under to the owner’s censorship.
I’m sure you can fry eggs on some foreheads at 345 Cedar in St. Paul this morning.
The Dave Ryan Show’s “Thirty Hmongs in a House” keeps costing KDWB-FM advertisers.
Two months ago, I noted that Patch.com — the patchwork of hyperlocal sites that debuted in Minnesota in November — had cut local freelance budgets in the first quarter of 2011.
Noticed that colleague Eric Black’s Civil War Anniversary post, “What if Lincoln had allowed the South to secede?” is getting a lot of page views and comments, including from readers fiddling with “What America would look like now” scenarios.
I wouldn’t want to be Chris Clonts’ day planner — the Pioneer Press editor is now in charge of online, multimedia and business.
Clonts added business to his portfolio Tuesday in the wake of Doug Iverson’s departure.
According to three sources with first-hand knowledge, longtime Twin Cities journalist Doug Iverson is no longer St.
Media critics are heaping scorn on Minnesota Public Radio’s Pasadena station for suspending Planned Parenthood spots during the recent federal budget-cutting debate.