In the wake of last week’s controversy over the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine cover, another curiosity raised its head. Namely, what exactly is service journalism?
In a word, no. It’s a magazine led by women — aimed at women readers. So how does a place with such a focus blunder into such an unforced error?
“What I’m trying to do is convince people that acknowledging climate change doesn’t make you liberal,” says the former TV weathercaster. “It makes you literate.”
Today, only a handful of news organizations — and none in the Twin Cities — still offer the means to question or further understand editorial decision-making via an ombudsman.
When Rachel Stassen-Berger, the Strib’s sharpest-tongued Capitol bureau reporter, announced last year she was headed back to the Pioneer Press, eyebrows arched en masse.
Carr would kindly say I gave him his first big break. Nonsense. The guy who wandered into my office 30 years ago was one of the biggest breaks I ever got.
In late January, when K-TWIN became Go 96.3 and flipped to an “alternative” music format, it was clear just whose audience the Pohlads wanted a slice of: MPR’s 89.3 The Current.