The unit’s leader, Chris Worthington, says the group wants to develop stories that play both locally and on a national stage.
Projects by Rick Shefchik, Chris Riemenschneider and Jim Walsh will offer a fuller picture of the history of the Twin Cities music scene.
Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show” provided HBO with motivation to push their ambitions. The likes of AMC, Showtime, and FX followed.
The Hogan matter, along with a case here in Minnesota involving the reality TV show “The First 48,” are testing common definitions of journalism.
The show, created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, will allow viewers to participate in real time.
TV audiences want escapism from the realities of the daily news. Sinister machinations, double-crossing, backstabbing, flagrant lying. Oh, wait. That is the daily news.
In her new role, Cassutt will oversee the entirety of MPR’s daily on-air and digital content.
Freely speculating, it isn’t all that difficult to imagine a near-term future where, much like (oft-reviled) bloggers, mainstream reporters … edit themselves, certainly in fast-moving news environments.
When does the smarter move become eliminating entire sections, rather than steadily reducing the quantity of every area of coverage?
Whatever your thinking on the issue, the debate is noteworthy for the volume of serious, informed thinking on the topic.
The pitch: to “connect people under 35 more deeply with Minnesota Public Radio and each other … with a fun series of social, cultural, and educational events.”
But what the big media corporations see in “Viceland” is a unique programming concept that has a chance to pull in young men.
Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger collaborating on an unfettered trip through pop music? How could it be anything but terrific? Well, by not being as genuinely unfettered as it needs to be.
Unlike bloggers who have little patience for the grunt work, Sorensen’s sprawling posts are chock full of statistics, documents and nutty things public servants have said elsewhere.
Moyer has just signed on to be the editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the paper recently acquired by multibillionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson.
“The Circus,” is access journalism at it’s highest level, but it also highlights and age-old dilemma for journalists.
Among protest organizers, circumventing traditional media, especially local media, is now considered essential in insuring that the issues at hand are heard.
To the Strib’s credit, questions about the author of an op-ed praising McLean — the subject of several sex abuse allegations — didn’t linger very long.
Among other things: Nostalgia formats remain strong — and KFAN dominates in sports-talk.
At first glance, the move would seem like trouble for Duluth’s venerable home for eclectic, commercial-free pop music.