MinnPost to expand its coverage of media

Brian Lambert
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Brian Lambert

For those who are fans of The Glean, our twice-a-day roundup of the day’s news, we have some good news — and some more good news.

Let’s start with the first piece of good news: Brian Lambert, who has written both editions of The Glean for the last several years, will be focusing more of his time writing and reporting on local media — as well as on larger media issues of interest to locals — something for which he is well-qualified. A long-time Twin Cities journalist, Brian has covered the media in some way, shape or form for more than two decades, most notably as the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ media columnist for 15 years.

The other bit of good news: Starting today, we’re rolling out a new version of the afternoon edition of the Glean, overseen by News Editor Tom Nehil with contributions from MinnPost’s entire editorial staff.

The Glean started on these pages with MinnPost media critic emeritus David Brauer, who launched the column with the mission “to combine and contrast info from both daily papers plus after-work reports from local TV, radio and online.” Lambert started contributing to the Glean in 2009, and in 2010 Lambert took the column from once a day to twice, applying his blend of wit and wisdom to the important stories of the day.

The new afternoon Glean will continue this evolution, presenting a slightly new format but the same commitment to linking you to the best stories of the day. And for the Lambert fans out there, you’ll still get him each morning in the AM Glean, in addition to his media insights.

As with all our columns and coverage, we welcome your thoughts on these changes. Just send us a note to feedback@minnpost.com to let us know what you think. 

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Scot Wilcoxon on 02/09/2015 - 12:25 pm.

    It’s hard to spot

    I wasn’t aware of The Glean, although I’ve encountered it a couple of times. Its headlines on random topics don’t stand out in the RSS feed, so I can’t spot it.

  2. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 02/09/2015 - 01:55 pm.

    The essential quality

    More than just a news summary – and it often is that – what I enjoy about The Glean is that Brian is very often irreverent, especially when it comes to many local institutions and figures. That is not only a frequent fit for my own view, it’s a valuable characteristic for an area that’s all too often just a little too pleased with itself. Before I moved here, the most frequent criticism I encountered about Minnesotans was that they tend to be smug. Now that I’ve lived here a few years, I can see where that criticism comes from. The Glean has often been a useful counterpoint to that tendency.

  3. Submitted by beryl john-knudson on 02/12/2015 - 09:54 am.

    Bob Simon 1924-2015

    This is not a comment but my e-mail connection is messed up and I just want to say…waiting for Erick Black to do justice to the Bob Simon story, etc…great loss here…

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