The students who run the school’s newspaper and news website at St. Louis Park High School are making a stand for their right to data they say they need to tell the story of a November incident in which a senior boy allegedly pulled a hijab off another student. Read more →
There isn’t a lot new in Pew Research’s survey today about where people got their news about the election and campaign. Trump supporters mostly used FoxNews and Clinton supporters didn’t.
But there are a few interesting nuggets, including the fact that digital publishers weren’t much of a source. That includes operations such as Breitbart or BuzzFeed.
So the sun hasn’t set quite yet on traditional news ‘brands.’ Read more →
A moment of silence, please, for the loss of a little bit of “community” in the communities of Madison Lake, Eagle Lake, St. Clair and Pemberton. The local newspaper has shut down after 112 years. Read more →
Clare Hollingworth has died at 105, and there’s a fair chance you have no idea who she is. But it’s a pretty neat thing to have in your obit that you’re the one who told the world that World War II had started. Read more →
The Fargo Forum got plenty of pushback earlier this month when it reported the death of a man in a Fargo house fire. Nickolas Pulicicchio, 38, died in a fire November 30. “Puliciccio was sentenced to 60 days in jail in 2014 for stealing $60,000 in coins from a UPS shipping center in Fargo. The Read more →
The Internet’s power was supposed to be giving a voice to the voiceless. They had their chance and, a casual walk through the comments section of most websites reveals, they botched it. Read more →
It’s a stunning display of courage in the interest of journalism turned in by a photographer for the Associated Press today. Read more →
We haven’t played You Are Editor in a long time. Let’s play. Here are three scenarios about the news and social media. You make the call. Read more →
Rachel Martin started her new gig as a co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition today, and if you read between the lines of her interview with Current, the public radio newspaper, one gets the sense that the ‘inner-Beltway mentality’ continues to crumble.
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Facebook and Twitter increasingly are the new venue for audience feedback, so while the online audience continues to have a voice, the reality is that fewer people in the news business side of things are listening. Read more →
A note from a listener passed my way this week asking MPR to provide more coverage of the Standing Rock protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline and even send a reporter there, arguing we didn’t have one.
We did. Two. And now, three. Read more →
Another long-time scribe has left Minnesota journalism.
Steve Brandt has covered Minneapolis neighborhoods, schools, and government since 1976 and if he doesn’t hold the record for longevity at local newspapers, he’s got to be close. Read more →
For the record, NewsCut has smashed traffic records for the year so far and the last two months have been the most popular months in the history of the thing. But, we’re also aware that blogs aren’t the “bright shiny object” that so hypnotizes the experts.
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The audience that’s objecting to providing a forum for racist ideas is afraid it assists in what Richard Spencer told his flock was his main goal: making them mainstream ideas.
Just as sure as the sun will rise in the east, the baseball awards season will lead to people calling for baseball writers to get out of the business of voting on postseason awards. Read more →